A regency spa town on the edge of the Cotswolds. Cheltenham has been a health and holiday spa town resort since the discovery of mineral springs in the early 1700s.
Cheltenham hosts several festivals of culture including the Cheltenham Literature Festival, the Cheltenham Science Festival, the Cheltenham Music Festival, the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, the Cheltenham Cricket Festival, and the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival.
Horse racing fans will know Cheltenham as home to the Gold Cup, the main event of the Cheltenham Festival, held every March.
The New York Times once referred to Cheltenham as feeling like a "sophisticated mini metropolis".