For a break in tranquil, historic and picturesque surroundings, Cheltenham is a first-rate choice. A beautiful and invigorating destination in its own right, the city also makes a perfect base for exploring surrounding towns and cities, such as Stratford upon Avon and Bath.
As many areas within Cheltenham have been officially recognised as ‘areas of outstanding natural beauty’, it goes without saying that the city has much to offer the visitor seeking to spend some time immersed in the beauty of the natural world.
Exploring the landscapes of Cheltenham require more than a short stroll, however, and there are numerous intricate routes one can take through the area’s villages and country roads. For this reason, there are two romantic journeys, designed to be made by car, that visitors can find in specialist guidebooks from the tourist information centre. These car journeys allow access to some of the area’s most romantic countryside and a wonderful day out.
Another fantastic way of enjoying the Cheltenham scenery is via the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWR). A 20-mile round trip on a vintage steam train takes visitors from Toddington to Cheltenham Racecourse, affording stunning views of the Cotswolds area.
This highly popular tourist destination is home to a vast array of city hotels
, cheap accommodation
and discount hotels. There are family-friendly cheap hotels, all the usual UK hotel chains and various hotels that are ideal for those on a budget including fantastic last minute deals and late rooms
Details of all the best UK hotels (including the Cheltenham discount hotel selection) can be found at the Infotel online accommodation directory. The online hotel bookings system gives details of both the hotel and current special offers, making it easier to get the city hotel you want at the best possible rates. Bookings can also be made via Infotel over the phone.