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Destination guide

Experience Cheltenham in holiday lettings

Known as the epicentre of culture in the Cotswolds, Cheltenham is the place for world-weary travellers to enjoy a cultural rejuvenation with sophisticated places where you can eat, drink and explore. From its fine-art galleries and museums to its buzzy Brewery Quarter with top-notch eateries and live entertainment, Cheltenham has something for everyone, all within reach of holiday lettings.

History

Cultural sites near Cheltenham holiday lettings

With its long history, Cheltenham has plenty of heritage sites that are sure to delight a history buff. Holiday homes can be found near fascinating places like the Holst Birthplace Museum, a 19th-century home and collection with exhibits about Victorian life in England, and Jet Age, a museum with aviation exhibits and relics throughout history. You could also visit the National Trust Snowshill Manor and Garden, a historic residence with a unique collection of objects and a lush garden, or Nature in Art, a museum and art gallery with paintings and decorative art in a 17th-century mansion.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Cheltenham

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Cheltenham a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Cotswold Farm Park (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • Cirencester Golf Club (11.8 mi / 18.9 km)
  • The Model Village (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Birdland Park and Gardens (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Cotswold Falconry Centre (15.7 mi / 25.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Cheltenham

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Cheltenham is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Imperial Gardens (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Pittville Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Rococo Gardens (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Haresfield Beacon (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Minchinhampton Common (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Cheltenham

The nearest airport is in Oxford (OXF), located 33 mi (53.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Coventry (CVT), which is 40.6 mi (65.4 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, you can make your way to Cheltenham Spa Station.

How to get around

Transport to your Cheltenham holiday rental

Cheltenham is just over an hour away from Bristol and Birmingham and less than two hours from London, easily accessible from the M5. Rail and roadways offer transport links into the town, and you can always choose car hire or bike hire to get around at your own pace. You may also be able to walk from your holiday rental to nearby destinations.

Food & drink 

Must-try dishes in Cheltenham

Nestled in an agricultural county, Cheltenham reaps the benefits of the surrounding produce, dairy and meat for its culinary tastes. Unlike other areas known for dairy, Gloucestershire is known for its meat, namely pork and cattle, that influence the local dishes. Gloucestershire squab pie, a type of lamb pie with spices, apples and onions, and double Gloucester cheese, a centuries-old cheese that’s renowned for its rich texture and delicious fat globules, are two of its top dishes. Elvers in the Gloucester style, a seasonal delicacy of young eels, is also a must-try on your trip to Cheltenham holiday homes.

Events

Must-see events near Cheltenham holiday homes

Cheltenham is home to many annual festivals that draw visitors from all over the world. The Cheltenham Festival & Gold Cup, an exciting horse jump race that takes place over four days, is one of its top events. The Cheltenham Festival Series includes music, literature and science events that are suited to different tastes and interests, all within reach of your holiday rental.

How many holiday rentals are available around Cheltenham?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 384 holiday lettings around Cheltenham. From 79 flats & apartments to 64 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cheltenham?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cheltenham. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cheltenham Racecourse: 1,533 holiday lettings
  • Cheltenham Spa Station: 1,534 holiday lettings
  • Cheltenham Town Hall: 1,533 holiday lettings
  • Pittville Park: 1,554 holiday lettings
  • University of Gloucestershire: 1,535 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cheltenham listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Cheltenham?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 79 Flats in Cheltenham. Our other popular types of Cheltenham holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 64 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 207 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 207 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cheltenham?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 12 holiday homes with pool available in Cheltenham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.