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Top 5 Things To Do In Cheltenham
In this blog post, we cover the top 5 things to do in Cheltenham and why we believe that it is one of the best towns in Gloucestershire.
The top 5 places to visit in Cheltenham are;
- Pitville Park
- Cotswold Farm Park
- Walks With Hawks
- Montpellier District
- Cheltenham Racecourse
Opened in 1825, Pitville Park is the largest ornamental park in Cheltenham and boasts the magnificent Pump Room and lakes. For those who love the outdoors, Pitville Park has a lot to offer. Most people are familiar with the eastern side of the park which is home to the Pitville Pumping station, children’s play area and wildlife. The western side of the park, which is often overlooked, is where you can find the larger lake along with a smaller childrens play area, tennis court, pitch and putt golf and a BMX park. For those that like having lots to do, Pitville park has a lot of variety to offer.
Cotswold Farm Park
Labelled as the ‘nations favourite farmer’ Adam Henson’s Cotswold farm park is the perfect family day out. There is lots to discover on the farm including; animal barns, farm safari, play area, wildlife walks and much much more! For those who want a longer visit, why not stay overnight in a glamping tent or pod to experience the farm in true country style!
Walks With Hawks
For the bird lovers amongst us, Walks With Hawks is a falconry centre that offers the opportunity to handle and fly a variety of birds of prey. Each session lasts approximately 2 hours and includes a flying session and a lesson about the birds and their natural habitats. It’s the perfect place to visit if you are looking for a new adventure.
Known as the Montpellier Quarter, this area of Cheltenham has a stunning mix of architecture, eclectic shops and home to many restaurants and bars. If you are looking for a place that shares the same feel as London without the chaos, this is the place to visit. 100 miles from the centre of London, this place is easily reachable by bus or train.
Labelled as one of the most famous racecourses in the UK, Cheltenham Racecourse is the place where the most important races are run. However, when races are not being run, it also offers a variety of entertainment. See the likes of Jack Whitehall and Rob Beckett perform or even take part in the Cheltenham half marathon. There is more to see than just horses!
Ready to visit Cheltenham?
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