"The Centre Of The Cotwolds" Top 5 Page for this destination Cheltenham by joecooper

Cheltenham Travel Guide: 105 reviews and 212 photos

My Hometown!

<b><font size=+1>S</b></font>ituated between the Midlands and the South West regions, Cheltenham is a beautiful, fashionable and quickly growing Spa Town. Named after the river Chelt, it was orignally a small market town but grew in popularity and size after the salty mineral rich Spa water became popular with the British upper classes and so it is the most complete regency town in the UK. Nowerdays it is more famous for the racecourse and the annual art and literature festivals.

It is surrounded by hills - namely the Cotwolds and Malverns and the surrounding countryside is some of the best in England. If you are staying in London, it is about 120 miles west, through Oxford.

Here is the view from the roof of my house, click to see it full size, it may take some time to load. From left to right: Cleeve hill - the higest point for miles around, (GCHQ) Government Communications Head Quarters - the horrible green roofed buliding, The Hewletts - A large hillside mansion , a Redwood tree in our garden, a Cedar in our neighbour's garden, and finally Victoria cricket ground - the home of the Cheltenham team. It's an amazing view 360 degrees, the otherside you can see Cheltenham town centre.

Visit: <a href='http://www.visitcheltenham.gov.uk' target=newwindow>Cheltenham</a> and <a href='http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.co.uk' target=newwindow>Festivals</a>

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  • Intro Updated Jan 12, 2004
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  • ktown's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2006 at 1:49 PM

    Thanks for the info on Cheltenham. I will be moving to the area for work beginning in May 2006. Any additional information that you can provide on the area is greatly appreciated.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2004 at 12:46 PM

    Looks like you've had an attack of the VT's on your intro page! Interesting info.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2004 at 6:37 AM

    Interesting page about your homeptown. I have never been to the Cotwolds ...perhaps I should put it on my Must-Visit list for England. :o)

  • Cherie_J's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2002 at 4:01 PM

    Ahh, I see that someone is getting older!

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