10 Facts about Cheltenham

Wednesday, November 25th 2015. | Town

Find out the famous large spa town in England on facts about Cheltenham. The people like to visit the town every March for it holds the Gold Cup during the Cheltenham festival.  The flagship race of British steeplechase horse racing is located in the town. Let’s check other facts about Cheltenham below:

Facts about Cheltenham 1: the festivals in Cheltenham

There are various festivals in Cheltenham that you can spot here such as the Cheltenham Science Festival, Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival, Cheltenham Literature Festival, Greenbelt, Cheltenham Music Festival and Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

Facts about Cheltenham 2: Regent Shopping Arcade

If you visit Regent Shopping Arcade, you have to spot the mechanical clock. Kit Williams designed the clock.

Cheltenham Horse Race

Cheltenham Horse Race

Facts about Cheltenham 3: Architecture

When you are arrived at Cheltenham, you will be impressed with the interesting architecture. The town features the best example of regency architecture.

Facts about Cheltenham 4: the famous buildings

The famous buildings in Cheltenham that you can capture on camera include the Cheltenham Town Hall and Cheltenham Synagogue. The former one was used to honor the coronation of Queen Alexandra and King Edward VII.  In 1902, the town hall was established. The latter one is considered as a good example for non Anglican ecclesiastical building.

Cheltenham Statue

Cheltenham Statue

Facts about Cheltenham 5: the art exhibition

The people who love to enjoy art should come to Cheltenham for it hosts various art exhibitions at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum.

Facts about Cheltenham 6: the famous sculptural artworks

In 1995, Sophie Ryder established The Hare and Minotaur sculpture. Joseph Hall designed and built Neptune’s fountain in the Promenade here. Kit Williams had his Wishing Fish Clock in the Regent Shopping Arcade presented in 1987. Find facts about Castleton here.



Facts about Cheltenham 7: TV and movies

Cheltenham was used as a filming location in several TV series and movies. The movies such as “If….” (1968), Butterflies and The Full Monteverdi were filmed party or entirely shot in the town. In 1982 until 1985, ITV soap opera Crossroads used Thistle Golden Valley Hotel for their outdoor filming location. Get facts about Centralia here.

Facts about Cheltenham 8: Holst Birthplace Museum

You can find out the personal belongings of the Holst if you visit Holst Birthplace Museum. He was considered as one of the famous musicians in the world. You can check his piano here. It also features an Edwardian nursery, a regency drawing room, a laundry and Victorian kitchen.

Cheltenham Beauty

Cheltenham Beauty

Facts about Cheltenham 9: the events

The venues which have been used to hold various events in the town include the Pittville Pump Room, the Playhouse Theatre, the Everyman Theatre and a town hall.

Facts about Cheltenham 10: Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Racecourse has been the venue for Wychwood Festival, Greenbelt and music festival.

Facts about Cheltenham

Facts about Cheltenham

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