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Cheltenham, is often referred to as the centre for The Cotswolds, and it’s not hard to see why. Strategically positioned roughly equidistant between the Northern and Southern extremities of The Cotswolds many people chose to use it as a base.
Cheltenham became a spa town in 1716, and whilst visitors for the spa waters are rare these days the town itself is one of the most complete examples of Regency Architecture. The architecture is complimented by its many parks and gardens the largest of which is Pittville Park just outside of the town centre. Here there are formal gardens, a boating lake and places for the children to play. It is also home to Pittville Pump room one of the finest examples of the architecture of the day.
Other attractions include The Holst Museum, a good selection of shops – many unusual and independent as well as a wide variety of restaurants such as Raymond Blanc’s brasserie and the 2-star Michelin awarded 'Le Champigon Sauvage'.
Cheltenham also has a variety of festivals including the International Literature Festival, Music Festival, and perhaps most famous of all the National Hunt Festival.