Local Area Information
Cheltenham Spa is England's most complete Regency town. With its award-winning gardens, impressive range of stylish shops, restaurants, horse racing, music and literature.
Cheltenham is home to a diverse range of people such as composer Gustav Holst, Rolling Stone Brian Jones and Winter Olympian, Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards. Mark Lester who played the title role in Oliver! is a local. The motto of Cheltenham is Salubritas et Eruditio which means Health and Education and this well rounded approach is why Cheltenham is so highly regarded.
Cheltenham Racecourse, in the nearby village of Prestbury, is the home of National Hunt, or jumps, racing in the UK. Meetings are hosted from October to April. The highlight of the season is the Cheltenham Gold Cup, which is normally held in the middle of March, during the Cheltenham Festival.
Cheltenham is situated in the heart of the Cotswolds but lies within the main motorway network and the important London, Bristol, Birmingham triangle. Situated on the M5 at J10, J11 & J11a, there are also easy routes to join some of the main arteries to London being the M4 and M40.
Cheltenham is well served by rail including direct services to and from London, Birmingham, Plymouth, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Glasgow - to name a few!
Cheltenham has a small local airport for charter jets and helicopters. It is also well served by Birmingham International and Bristol Airport, which are both less than 50 miles away, London Heathrow itself is also less than 90 miles away.