Things to do in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

Cheltenham is a beautiful Regency town in Gloucestershire, South West England. The town has many magnificent buildings and is host to lots of events and festivals throughout the year including the famous Cheltenham Gold Cup race meeting (click here for additional accommodation options during Race Week).

Cheltenham is a vibrant, lively place with many sporting and cultural attractions. There are numerous pubs, restaurants, theatres, cinemas and shops both in the town and in the surrounding spectacular countryside.

The historic spa town of Cheltenham is located centrally in the beautiful Cotswolds, making it an ideal base from which to explore this unspoilt area of the English countryside.

Festivals in Cheltenham include:
MarchNational Hunt Festival, including the Cheltenham Gold Cup
April/MayJazz Festival
JuneWychwood Music Festival
Science Festival
Food and Drink Festival
June/JulyMusic Festival
July/AugustCricket Festival
OctoberLiterature Festival
Oct/Nov/DecCheltenham Race Meetings

Other local events that are well worth attending include:
FebruaryPainswick Rococo Garden snowdrop display
Colesbourne snowdrop display
AprilBadminton Horse Trials
MayMalvern Flower Show
Great Vintage Flying Weekend, Cirencester
May/JuneCheese Rolling, Coopers Hill
JulyThe Cotswold Show, Cirencester Park
The Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford
AugustGatcombe Horse Trials
OctoberWestonbirt Arboretum autumn display
DecemberSudeley Castle Spectacle of Light
Autumn-SpringGloucester Rugby Club

All festivals and events are subject to change/cancellation.

In addition to the above, there are many great places to visit within Cheltenham. These include the Playhouse and Everyman Theatres, Cheltenham Town Hall (host to many events), Pitville Pump Room and Montpellier with its delightful shopping precincts.

Attractions near to Broadridge Mews include the fantastic Gloucester Cathedral and Docks, Tewkesbury Abbey, the Rococo Gardens in Painswick, Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe, Slimbridge and Cotswold Wildlife Parks, Stroud (award winning Farmers’ Market on Saturdays), Cirencester Roman Museum, Chedworth Roman Villa and not forgetting the timeless Cotswolds villages like Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford and Bibury.

By choosing Broadridge Mews as your base, day trips can easily be made to the Forest of Dean, Ross-on-Wye and the Wye Valley, Warwick Castle, Oxford, Bath, Bristol and Stratford-upon-Avon.