Cheltenham is one of those beautiful English cities that you’d just love to tour. It is also known as Cheltenham spa. This town is conveniently located near London. The distance from London to Cheltenham is less than a hundred miles.
There are many things that a tourist can do in Cheltenham. In case you are planning to visit in March, one of the main events that you can attend is the Cheltenham Festival. This is an event where the very best of Irish-trained and British-trained horses race against each other. It is a four day event that you are definitely going to like. People gamble millions of pounds over the 4 days of this festival therefore it is also an ideal event for anyone who is into betting.
Besides horse racing, you can choose to go for the many other cultural festivals held throughout the year. These can range all the way from music to science festival. You may also opt to check out the mineral springs which were discovered in 1716. Other places that might be of great interest in Cheltenham include the Everyman Theatre, the Pittville Park, the Holst Birthplace Museum and the Chapel Spa.
The Cheltenham Festivals organizes literature, music, jazz and science festivals in the town each year. This attracts names with both national and international reputations in each of these fields. These events take place in places such as the Town Hall, The Playhouse Theatre, The Pittville Pump Room and the Everyman Theatre.
Are you looking for somewhere to shop? Then it would please you to note that Cheltenham is a regional shopping centre. It is therefore a home to various departmental stores and shopping centres. The oldest shopping centre is the Cavendish House which has been in existence since 1823.
Cheltenham is also known for its nightlife. It has a wide range of wine bars, clubs, wine bars and restaurants. You can check out the Le Champignon Sauvage which is a Michellin two-star restaurant. Therefore, whether you are a day or a night person, you will enjoy your stay in Cheltenham.
Another thing that you are sure to enjoy in Cheltenham is the great food. Cheltenham is home to more than 100 of the best bars, cafés, restaurants and bistros. All these have some great culinary delights that you can expect from such a cosmopolitan town. Whatever you want to eat, whether it is Indian, Italian or Chinese food, you will find it all here.
One of the restaurants that you will definitely love is the Monty’s Brasserie. This is at St. Georges Road. Here you can enjoy their Thai Crispy Duck starter, especially when served with oriental, stir-fried vegetables, sesame oil dipping sauce, sweet chilli and pancakes. You can also visit Bar and Wok where you can enjoy some great delicacies. Morans Eating House will give you some great Deep Fried Hallouni coming with some sumptuous accompaniments. This is just a tip of the iceberg in terms of the Cheltenham food and restaurants.
Whether you are interested in sports, cultural events or fantastic hotels and restaurants, you will be dazzled with the many options you will have in Cheltenham. Even for people interested in property, Cheltenham has been rated by a certain house valuation website as the property location that is most desirable in all of Britain. Any tourist looking for a great time should consider Cheltenham as one of his or her considerations.
Written by Mike who writes for www.londondaytrip.co.uk