©

Cheltenham trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Cheltenham

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Cotswolds  /  Cheltenham
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. With a motto of Salubritas et Eruditio meaning 'health and education', Cheltenham has been a health and holiday spa town resort since the discovery of mineral springs in 1716 and has a high number of internationally renowned and historic schools.The town hosts several festivals of culture, often featuring nationally and internationally famous contributors and attendees. The list of festivals includes: the Cheltenham Literature Festival, the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, the Cheltenham Science Festival, the Cheltenham Music Festival and the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival. As the home of the flagship race of British steeplechase horse racing, the Gold Cup is the main event of the Cheltenham Festival, held every March.HistoryCheltenham stands on the small River Chelt, which rises nearby at Dowdeswell and runs through the town on its way to the Severn. It was first recorded in 803, as Celtan hom; the meaning has not been resolved with certainty, but latest scholarship concludes that the first element preserves a pre-British noun cilta, 'steep hill', here referring to the Cotswold scarp; the second element may mean 'settlement' or 'water-meadow'. As a royal manor, it features in the earliest pages of the Gloucestershire section of Domesday Book where it is named Chintenha. The town was awarded a market charter in 1226.
Cheltenham is in Cotswolds. When using our United Kingdom vacation planner to make an itinerary online, Cheltenham holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Cheltenham

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Cheltenham

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
teens
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
teens
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Cheltenham

9 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Cotswolds BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Cotswolds BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Cotswolds BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: April, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Cheltenham BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Cheltenham BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Cotswolds BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Cotswolds BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Cheltenham BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans