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Cheltenham in general
Member Name: SusanLesley
Cheltenham in general
Date: 01/01/01, updated on 08/08/01 (184 review reads)
Advantages: Good shopping, Lovely buildings, Plenty of parks
Disadvantages: Can be a bit expensive
What can I say about Cheltenham? It's got the lot!
The town is really classy, well laid out and easy to find you’re way around.
There are lots of parks and gardens in the centre of town where you can sit in the sunshine (when we have any) and watch the world go by.
Pitville Park is slightly out of the centre, but still within walking distance and it is a lovely park with swings for the children and an aviary. It also has Pitville Pump rooms which house information about the spa of 'Cheltenham Spa' and tea rooms etc. You can try a glass of the spa water, if you’re really brave – it’s revolting!
The shopping is excellent with large stores, designer outlets, little gift shops and airy shopping malls. The amount of good quality shops is exactly what you'd expect in such a town as Cheltenham.
There are lots of different places to eat from smart tea-rooms to restaurants and from Pizza houses to posh hotels.
The nightlife is plentiful and varied. Many of the pubs have outdoor seating in the summer, which helps to create a holiday atmosphere. There are many nightclubs catering for all tastes in music.
There are plenty of places to stay in Cheltenham with a good variety to suit all pockets. The only word of warning is that you are unlikely to find accommodation during the third week in March when the Cheltenham race festival is on - the whole of Ireland comes to Cheltenham that week!
Cheltenham also hosts a music festival in July with a week of music events with something to suit everyone culminating in an outdoor concert in Pitville Park ending with a big firework display.
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