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What to see in Cheltenham (suggested by locals!)

September 17, 2018


As the ‘heart of the Cotswolds’, Cheltenham is home to plenty of enjoyable attractions and activities to get involved in. Proud to call Cheltenham our hometown, if you ever find yourself in the area or have recently moved here make sure you seek out at least one of our suggestions below!


Take a walk with a hawk

Currently at the top of the table of Tripadvisor’s 392 Things to Do in The Cotswolds, Cheltenham’s Walks With Hawks is a uniquely memorable way to spend a couple of hours within the charming Gloucestershire countryside. Offering a range of Birds of Prey experience packages, we recommend the Hawk Walks and Owl Encounters!

Cotswold Way National Trail

If you enjoy walking, then you’re in for a treat with the Cotswold Way National Trail. With a staggering 102 miles to explore, take in the gorgeous views over Cheltenham along the Cleeve Hill to Dowdeswell 5.5mile route. As the highest part of the entire trail, you get to pass through the beautiful Bill Smylie’s butterfly reserve too.

Simple Pleasures

Located at the end of Cheltenham High Street, Sandford Park is a real hidden gem that diverts away from the usual tourist trail. The peace and tranquillity that exudes from this lesser known Cheltenham spot is enhanced further by the ornamental water features & fountains, as well as the River Chelt which flows through the park too; making it a firm favourite with locals taking time out for a quick lunch break or those simply searching for a restful space to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Wish upon a fish

If you’re in or near Cheltenham High Street, pop into Regent Arcade and check out what’s believed to be the tallest mechanical clock in the world! More than 45 feet tall, the ‘Wishing Fish Clock’ was creatively designed by local Stroud artist, illustrator and author Christopher ‘Kit’ Williams and built by world famous local clockmaker Michael Harding. Blowing bubbles every half-hour, it must be seen to be believed!

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