Situated in the picturesque county of Gloucestershire, which only just falls within the region of South-west England, is where you will find the historically important Cheltenham district. The Regency town of Cheltenham is actually a spa town and will provide for a convivial and enjoyable holiday in its own right. The town is ideally situated to enable you to venture off and explore other parts of England and Wales. Self catering accommodation in Cheltenham will mainly come in the form of apartments, however, you may well be able to secure more rural cottages just outside of the town itself.
Your holidays in the Cheltenham district are likely to include a good deal of browsing around the town’s local museums and art galleries. After all, it would be difficult to be surrounded by all of this spectacular Regency architecture, without wanting to investigate the area’s past more thoroughly. Some of the best known venues in the town include The Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum and The Holst Birthplace Museum. The Cheltenham Festival proves to be a very popular draw for thousands of tourists and therefore, it is always wise to book your self catering accommodation well in advance if you are planning to visit during this time. Other popular activities to indulge in around the town include swimming, golf, tennis, badminton, cycling, river and lake fishing, nature walking and bird watching and horse riding.
Due to the ideal location of your holidays in the Cheltenham district, you are perfectly situated to enjoy two countries all in one trip. If you head west, you will enter the gorgeous country of Wales. Powys shares a border with Gloucestershire and the rural parts of this county can be very scenic and quite mountainous. If you continue heading west, you will eventually hit Cardigan Bay and the myriad quaint fishing villages to be found here. If you travel east from Cheltenham you will be able to discover the delights in towns such as Swindon, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Leamington Spa. The Cotswolds are also just on your doorstep and are a ‘must see’ for your holidays in Cheltenham.
The weather for your holidays in Cheltenham is likely to prove to be better than you first thought. In fact, this part of the UK regularly records the highest temperatures in the whole country during the Summer months. Expect average temperatures to touch 21 to 22 degrees Celsius from June to August. Winters are cooler, but nowhere near as bad as other parts of the country. Average temperatures between December and February are likely to hit around 7 to 8 degrees and snowfall is quite rare here.
To reach your cosy and inviting self catering accommodation in the Cheltenham district, it will be refreshing to learn that this part of Gloucestershire is served exceptionally well by the motorway network. It is bang-smack beside the M5 motorway and only a short distance from both the M4 and M6. Your nearest airports, if you intend to fly, are Bristol (BRS) and Birmingham International (BHX).