Beautiful Cotswolds Spa Town
Cheltenham Tours with Great British Trips
Cheltenham was transformed into Cheltenham Spa in 1738 when the 'Old Well' was discovered. King George III came to enjoy the waters in 1788 and stayed for 5 weeks and soon it became Britain's most important spa. Cheltenham Spa is probably the most complete Regency town in England; the 'town within a park' offers beautiful parks and gardens, tree-lined avenues and colourful floral displays. Cheltenham's most famous son, Gustav Holst (composer of 'The Planets'), was born here in 1874 and his birthplace is now the Holst Museum. The town is also a great base from which to visit neighbouring Gloucester, a historic city with a magnificent cathedral built by Benedictine monks in the 12th century.
Want to visit Cheltenham?
Region: Central England
Time to spend here: 2 - 6 hours
More Information: www.visitcheltenham.com
What's nearby? Cotswolds, Tewkesbury, Shropshire, Bath
What transport do you recommend? Cheltenham has a good bus service and can be reached by train or car.
Did you know? In the 2001 census 1 in every 75 people (1633 people) in Cheltenham declared their religion to be 'Jedi'.