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Things to do in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds

Hilden House is the perfect base for discovering Cheltenham and the surrounding Cotwolds.

Things to Do in Cheltenham:

Pittville Pump Room
East Approach Dr.Pittville Park, Cheltenham, GL52 3JE – Tel: 01242 523852
The largest and last surviving Spa is also one of Cheltenham's finest Regency buildings.
Montpellier Gardens
Montpellier Walk, Cheltenham, GL50 1UW – Tel: 01242 523406
Located in Montpellier, the most attractive and fashionable part of Cheltenham, with distinctive architecture and many cafes and bars.
Everyman Theatre 7 - 10 Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ – Tel: 01242 572 573
Holst Birthplace Museum
4 Clarence Road, Pittville, Cheltenham, GL52 2AY – Tel: 01242 524846
The birthplace of Gustav Holst, composer of The Planets Suite.
Chapel Spa
North Place, Cheltenham, GL50 4DW – Tel: 01242 518075
Award-winning Day Spa within a 2 minutes walk from Hilden House.
Playhouse Theatre
49 Bath Rd, Cheltenham GL53 7HG 01242 522 852 Website
Sandford Parks Lido
Keynsham Rd, Cheltenham, GL53 7PU – Tel: 01242 524430
A great day out in the heart of Cheltenham. It is a children's paradise with slides, a children's pool and a paddling pool and is within 5 minutes walk from Hilden House.
Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Clarence St, Cheltenham, GL50 3JT – Tel: 01242 237431
This museum has a world-renowned Arts & Crafts Movement collection

Rise Helicopters

Hangar SE34, Gloucestershire Airport, Staverton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6SR

Charter a helicopter for a scenic tour around Cheltenham and the surrounding areas. or take the controls yourself and book a lesson.

Shopping in Cheltenham:

The Promenade
Dating from the 1790’s, The Promenade is one of the finest shopping thoroughfares in the country and was recently voted one of the top five best shopping streets in Britain in a poll for Google Street View.  Shops here include LK Bennett, Space NK, Jigsaw and Hobbs.
The Brewery
Henrietta St, Cheltenham, GL50 4FA
A shopping and leisure centre with all the High Street names, restaurants, gym, cinema and children’s play centre.
Head to Montpellier for the best of Cheltenham’s independent shops – including stylish boutiques, original gift shops and charming cafes.
The Suffolks
Traditionally known for its fine selection of antiques shops, this ‘village’ area also boasts a growing collection of jewellery and interior shops too.  We recommend Milly B’s on Great Norwood Street.
Cheltenham’s Farmers Market
Held on the second and last Friday of every month near The Promenade, this is your one-stop destination for organic and free-range meat from traditional breeds, fresh and smoked fish, wines, ciders, apple juice, chutneys, vinegars, fruit syrups and an abundance of fresh produce. 

Things to do in the Cotswolds:

The Cotswolds is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  It stretches from Chipping Campden in the North to Bath in the South and from Painswick to Burford.  The Cotswold Way runs along escarpment on the Northern edge of the Cotswolds for 102 miles.
Cotswold Tours
The Original Cotswold Travel Company - 07580 595 202
Nick Long, can provide a tour of the well known and lesser known villages of the Cotswold. Having spent his whole life in the Cotswold he knows the lesser travelled routes to show his passengers the stunning scenery, quaint villages and country pubs in this area. He is reliable and personable.
Cotswold Towns and Villages
Within a 30 minute drive of Hilden House are some of the prettiest towns and villages in the country!  The honey-coloured stone buildings, old-world charm and tranquility sum up the Cotswold magic.  They are also great for shopping with some wonderful independent shops and boutiques.  Our personal favourites are Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, The Slaughters and Stow on the Wold.
Sudeley Castle & Gardens (15 mins by car)
Winchcombe, Cheltenham, GL54 5JD – Tel: 01242 604357
Spectacular castle with award-winning gardens.  Open from 1st April 2012 – 28th October 2012.
Cotswold Wildlife Park (40 mins by car)
Burford, OX18 4JP – Tel: 01993823006
160 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens with home to a wide arrange of wildlife including rhinos, zebras and penguins.  A great day out for children and adults alike.
Cotswold Farm Park (30 mins by car)
Guiting Power, Cheltenham, GL54 5UG – Tel: 01451 850307 Rare breeds conservation park.

Things to Do in nearby Gloucester:

Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre (30 mins by car)
Matson Lane, Robinswood Hill, Gloucester, GL4 6EA – Tel: 01452 501438
Great fun for experts and beginners alike.
Gloucester Cathedral (30 mins by car)
12 College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LX – Tel: 01452 528095
A truly stunning English cathedral with comprehensive programme of tours and exhibits.
Gloucester Quays designer shopping outlet (30 mins by car)
St Ann Way, Gloucester, GL1 5SH – Tel: 01452 338933
Over 50 outlet stores next door to an excellent antiques market


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