Cheltenham is a spa town in Gloucestershire, on the edge of the Cotswolds. It lies above the vale of the River Severn and at the base of Cleeve Hill, the Cotswolds’ highest point. As you explore the town centre’s elegant architecture, theatres, independent shops and sophisticated restaurants, it’s easy to see why it was named one of the best places to live in the UK by The Times.

A number of world-class cultural events take place in Cheltenham, covering music, literature, science and food and drink. Cheltenham is famous for its Regency architecture and is home to numerous listed buildings, including the magnificent town hall, which was built in 1902 to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.

One of the biggest events in Cheltenham’s packed calendar is Cheltenham Festival, a National Hunt racing meet with prize money only second to the Grand National. Cheltenham Racecourse is beautifully located beneath Cleeve Hill, outside the town centre.