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Pittville Park, Cheltenham

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Pittville is a northern area of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, founded in the early 19th century by Joseph Pitt. The population of Pittville Ward at the 2011 Census was 5,327. It now contains Pittville Park, with its two lakes, skatepark, three cafes, tennis courts, menagerie, children's play area, 9-hole pitch and putt golf course, and Pump Room, Pittville School (the former Pate's Grammar School for Girls) and some of the finest examples of Regency & Victorian housing in the town. Gustav Holst's father, Adolph von Holst was organist at All Saints' Church, Pittville.HistoryJoseph Pitt, the developer of Pittville, wanted to create a 100acre estate, with its own Pump Room, walks, rides, and gardens and up to 600 houses. Pitt envisaged Pittville as a new spa town, one which would rival Cheltenham. Development began in 1824-5. Pitt employed the architect John Forbes, who designed the basic layout of the estate, and most importantly the Pittville Pump Room, which opened on 20 July 1830. Other architects employed by Pitt include Robert Stokes.One notable house in Pittville's history is 'Ellerslie' at 108 Albert Road. In the beginning of the 20th century it was home to Rowena Cade, who after the First World War went to Cornwall and built the Minack Theatre near Land's End, largely with her own hands. 'Ellerslie' is now being converted from a nursing home into apartments.
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  • This park simply has it all it has to be the best free day out. You have a wonderful park with a few animals. Places to feed the ducks. Lots of room to run around, places to hide and seek, natural pla...  more »
  • On our last day of our little getaway the sun came out, so we decided to go for a walk and stumbled across Pittville Park. Wow! So beautiful! People were so friendly, you can feed ducks and see the Pi...  more »
  • Perhaps this is one of the most beautiful places in Cheltenham, even in winter, would during summer, which is a bit elszomorit, the Lake is full of rubbish: stroller shopping cart!!! Why not takaritanak? I like csonakazni too, but unfortunately that is not what count zar.
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  • I've grown up in the area but no matter how far I travel I always feel at home with the park. It's changed a lot over the years but some of the old characteristics hasn't changed. The pump rooms always worth another look, the lake for a casual stroll, central cafe could meet any needs for soft drinks snack foods and ice cream. There's also the boating lake just a short walk away through the underground tunnel which also has a snack area like soft drinks and ice cream, also nice for a casual walk around.
  • Lovely park with a large, stream fed pond. There's a large children's play area, an aviary, fish ducks and swans. A short walk through the tunnel takes you to a wonderful lake where you can hire a rowing boat, go fishing or simply enjoy a walk around to the waterfall. There's even a pitch and putt golf course. A small cafe serves drinks and ice cream.
  • A very lovely place were children can play and adults can relax. However, it can be very busy on sunny days. I keeps everyone busy and is lovely to have a stroll around! I would extremely recommend it to people with children who are bored and need a bit of exercise
  • Excellent throughout. Brilliant place to visit. Lots of parking and stunning and varied scenery. Great facilities. A firm family favourite.
  • A great little walk for everyone over the bridges and around the pond. Buzzing with activity on a sunny day. A nice diversion if you're in Cheltenham centre. Just walk out of the Regents Arcade and keep going in a straight line along the street opposite.
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