The beautiful Regency town of Cheltenham grew around the discovery of its famous spa waters hundreds of years ago. Attracting the affluent members of society, and even royalty, the town quickly became a fashionable hotspot – and even though the spa waters have fallen out of fashion nowadays, the town is still a popular tourist attraction, as well as a hub of businesses like Cheltenham accountants Randall and Payne.
If you are planning on visiting Cheltenham to find out what all the fuss is about, here are some of the places that you might want to visit…
The Daffodil Restaurant – This stunning restaurant is designed in the 1920s art deco style, and as well as the opulent interior, the food doesn’t fail to delight either. The delicious food and range of cocktails served in this beautiful building can make you feel as though you have been transported back to 1920s Hollywood.
Prestbury Park – When you think of Cheltenham for most people the horse racing is one of the first things that you think of. The most famous event held at Prestbury park is the festival which is held over four days in March and sees many visitors descend on Cheltenham to enjoy the excitement and atmosphere. There are many other race days throughout the year, so if you are in the area, it is certainly worth checking out.
The Everyman Theatre – For great entertainment, the Everyman theatre is a must. Since 1891, this spectacular theatre has been holding performances for delighted audiences – from thrillers and spooky stories that send chills down your spine, to the very popular annual panto that is performed every Christmas.
Pittville Pump Room – This beautiful building standing proudly over the beautiful Pittville Park is a big part of Cheltenham’s history and heritage. This is not only a place where balls and dances were held by the affluent in society, but also a place where you could access the spa waters that made the town prosperous. The pump gets the water directly from the natural spring beneath.
Sandford Park Lido – This open-air swimming pool was built in 1935 and has been a popular summer attraction in Cheltenham ever since. Nothing is better in Cheltenham on a hot summer’s day than a splash in the lido. With a paddling pool for little ones as well as a slide for older ones to enjoy in the main pool, this is a great day out for the family.