Travel ideas for visiting the Cheltenham Festival

Although the winter weather is still making it hard to leave the house, spring will soon be upon us. And what better way to celebrate the glory of the British springtime than by visiting one of our nation’s racing events.

One of the best racing tips is to go to the Cheltenham Festival, which is one of the highlights of the racing calendar and for four days between 15 and 18 March, transforms the beautiful spa town into something of a racing carnival.

Accommodation ideas

Restaurant_Bistro ParisDespite there being less than two months until the prestigious racing festival, there’s a good range of luxurious accommodation nearby. One of our best Cheltenham tips must include the likes of the Hotel Du Vin that offers the perfect way to explore the pretty town whilst sampling its award-winning French bistro.

Further afield the likes of Ellenborough Park have announced limited edition offers for this glamorous spa hotel that is also very conveniently located nearby the prestigious racecourse so that you can get your bets in early whilst the odds are good.

Cheltenham basics

Cheltenham_art_galleryFor the four days that the festival takes over Cheltenham, much of the attention will be focused on the racecourse that is handily served by shuttle services. But the pretty spa town features a range of other attractions that are well worth inspecting. Key amongst these is the recently renovated Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum that is currently featuring a wonderful photographic exhibition of the exquisite Audrey Hepburn.

But if you’re in the mood for merely relaxing between race meetings, then Cheltenham has many chic boutique shopping opportunities that are a perfect way to spend an afternoon. And Cheltenham’s cafe culture is well-established and provides many tranquil places where you can research the upcoming races and check out the Coral website’s tips on how to pick a Cheltenham winner thanks to their comprehensive coverage of all top racing events.

Further afield

Sudeley_CastleAny visitor to the Cheltenham Festival will undoubtedly spend much of their time focused upon races such as the Gold Cup, but should you get chance to explore further afield, then the nearby Sudeley Castle should provide ample time to relax and recuperate amidst its elegant confines.

Whereas those feeling a little more energetic should definitely take a hike up the nearby Cleeve Hill for a breathtaking view of the surrounding area.

So whether you’re relaxing whilst you’re checking out the latest Cheltenham racing tips, or cheering on the winner from the comfort of your luxury hotel, the Cheltenham Festival offers the perfect way to spend four days in Cheltenham.



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