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BEST WESTERN Cheltenham Regency Hotel

Gloucester Road, Staverton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 0ST

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Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (65 spaces)
  • Parking On Site
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • WIFI
  • Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

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08445 76 76 76
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near the BEST WESTERN Cheltenham Regency Hotel, Cheltenham

Book It! Children's Book Festival

Running alongside the adult event, the Book It! Children's Book Festival in Cheltenham presents the best of youth literature to a new audience. It also brings together favourites, old and new, for the delight of kids (and their parents).

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival

Cheltenham's huge annual literary festival features talks and workshops with some of the biggest names in the business. There are also creative writing courses, literary walks, performers and special themed events.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Cheltenham Music Festival

Cheltenham's Music Festival is a refreshing blend of old and new featuring around 60 events in approximately two weeks. It has a tradition of pairing the best of the classical repertoire with cutting-edge contemporary compositions.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Cheltenham Festival of Science

Cheltenham's annual Science Festival, taking place at venues across town, explores everything from future energy to why Kate Moss was hooked on Pete Doherty. The packed programme includes talks, debates, family events, an interactive exhibition and a drop-in cinema.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

The Promenade

The Promenade is Cheltenham's most famous street. Established in 1817-18, it was designed as a carriage drive connecting the new Sherborne Spa with the High Street and it retains a certain opulent elegance. Once known for the gentlemen's clubs that were strung out along its length, the Promenade is now famous for smart shops and cosmopolitan pavement cafes.

Available : Daily

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

The Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum is known for its internationally significant collection relating to the Arts and Crafts Movement, recognised as outstanding by the award of Designated Museum status in 1998. The collection also includes furniture, textiles, ceramics and paintings.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway runs steam services between Toddington and Winchcombe in the beautiful Cotswolds. The service not only reminds visitors of the ways we used to travel but also offers great views of the surrounding area. 

Available : Daily

Cheltenham Racecourse

Home to some of the UK's most prestigious horseraces, Cheltenham Racecourse provides some stunning views of the racing. It also has an unusual uphill finish due to its positioning in a natural amphitheatre. 

Available : Daily

National Brass Band Championships

With polished cornets and buffed brass bells, scores of British brass players descend on the Centaur stage at Cheltenham Racecourse compete in the National Brass Band Championships finals. Tense but enthralling, it's an absolute must on the brass-band calendar.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Cheltenham Racecourse - The International

The International at Cheltenham Racecourse is a two-day meeting that features one of the season's most valuable hurdle races on Saturday. The combination of top-quality racing, a weekend in the Cotswolds and a terrific atmosphere sum up the Cheltenham experience.

Available : Dec 2013 (annual)

Cheltenham New Year's Day Race Meeting

Dress up warmly for Cheltenham Racecourse's New Year's Day meeting, a family favourite that attracts large crowds every year. Cheer on your favourites at the home of National Hunt racing, or join those enjoying a hair-of-the-dog tipple at the bar...

Available : Jan 2014 (annual)

Cheltenham Races: The Showcase

Another tightly contested season of racing at Cheltenham Racecourse opens with a two-day event. The Showcase, as it is known, attracts many horses preparing for major races in late autumn and winter.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

The Festival

The Festival at Cheltenham is the biggest event of the season. The 26 races offer one of the racing world's most generous prize funds and attract the finest horses from all over Britain, Ireland and France.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

Natural Living Show

Cheltenham's annual show of all things healthy and holistic takes place at the Pitville Pump Room. Dozens of stands tout their wares, together with a full programme of lectures and workshops on a number of esoteric and "alternative" topics.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Pittville Pump Room

During its Regency heyday, this Pump Room was the largest and most magnificent of several buildings where the renowned Cheltenham Spa Waters could be taken. They can still be tasted today from the original marble and scagliola pump, although now they are pumped electronically from the well, 80 feet below, rather than by the traditional hand pump method.

Available : Daily; not Tue

Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral is one of Britain's oldest and most beautiful religious buildings. The medieval architecture boasts the added attraction of having featured in the Harry Potter films as Hogwarts School.

Available : Daily

Gloucester Three Choirs Festival

One of England's oldest festivals, first held around 1715, the Three Choirs Festival moves annually between the three Cathedral cities of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester in August. The famous choir is made up of people from all three cities.

Available : Aug 2013 (various dates)

Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral is one of Britain's oldest and most beautiful religious buildings. The current building can date its beginnings back to 1089 when Robert, Bishop of Hereford, laid the foundation stone of the new abbey church, but in fact a church was built here back in 678AD. Gloucester Cathedral's cloisters were used as part of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.

Available : Daily

Gloucester Folk Museum

Opened in 1935, the Gloucester Folk Museum was one of the first museums of social history to be established in Britain, filling three timber-framed buildings on Westgate St (Nos 99-101), which had been a merchant's house from the late 15th-century, as well as 103 Westgate St, an early 17th-century building.

Available : Daily; not Mon or Sun

Farmers Market

Gloucester's Farmers Market, held every Friday at The Cross (and Westgate Street), sells local specialities including traditional apple juices, a huge selection of cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, quality meats, dairy produce and more.

Available : Fri only

Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling

If you want to see people risking life and limb chasing cheese, head for Cooper's Hill in Brockworth, where competitors battle it out in pursuit of an eight-pound Double Gloucester.

Available : May 2013 (various dates)

Gloucester International Rhythm & Blues Festival

The Gloucester International Rhythm & Blues Festival brings the best of the blues from the US and UK to King Square and various pubs and parks in the city. Enjoy one of the most laid-back festivals around.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days is one of England's most popular voluntary cultural events, opening the doors of around 2000 fascinating properties not normally accessible to the public. Gloucester and its surroundings do their bit, with scores of public places open to view.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Race For Life

Cancer Research UK's annual race, the Race For Life incorporates a series of 5km walks or runs for women, with the aim of raising money to find cures to cancers that touch their lives. Gloucester's run starts at Hartpury College.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

The Warehouse Climbing Wall

Britain's premier climbing centre is located in the heart of Gloucester, and is just one of the many facilities of local health club The Warehouse. In addition to the gym, the aerobics suite, the jacuzzi, sauna and steam room and sun bed, the climbing wall is a major draw.

Available : Daily

Firework Display

Gloucester Round Table organises this firework display in the impressive surroundings of Gloucester Docks. With an onsite funfair and refreshments available, the event is Gloucester's biggest Guy Fawkes celebration.

Available : Nov 2011 (annual)

National Waterways Museum

Gloucester's award-winning National Waterways Museum, housed in its splendid refurbished Victorian warehouse on Gloucester's Docks, gives a hands-on history of Britain's canal system.

Available : Daily

Musica Deo Sacra

Musica Deo Sacra comprises a group of semi-professional singers from many different cathedral, collegiate and recital choirs throughout England who give concerts in the stunning surroundings of Tewkesbury Abbey.

Available : Jul - Aug 2013 (annual)

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

The annual Tewkesbury Medieval Festival includes the re-enactment of the battle of Tewkesbury - way back in 1471 - with hosts of armoured participants. Visitors can watch archery competitions and take guided battlefield tours.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Sudeley Castle

Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Cotswold Hills, Sudeley Castle is steeped in a rich royal history and surrounded by 14 acres of stunning gardens. Boasting a royal pedigree, it's one of Gloucestershire's prize attractions.

Available : Mar - Oct 2013 (annual)

2000trees Festival

The 2000trees festival is one of the leading small festivals in the British summer calendar. This intimate and friendly event, which takes place at Upcote Farm in Cheltenham, has become an inspiring and chilled out haven for music fanatics.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Hailes Abbey

Hailes Abbey is one of the most striking abbey ruins in southern England, located near a host of other historic sites. A must-see in any central Cotswolds itinerary, the abbey marked its 750th anniversary in 2002.

Available : Apr - Oct 2013 (annual)

Stanway House

Picturesque Stanway House in Gloucestershire, built between 1580 and 1630 of mellowed Cotswold stone, is a beautiful place to spend a leisurely afternoon. The 18th-century water garden boasts a majestic 70-foot single jet fountain.

Available : Jun - Aug 2013; Tue and Thu only (annual)

Chedworth Roman Villa

Take a walk around Gloucestershire's 4th-century Chedworth Roman Villa and spot mosaics, bathhouses, a water shrine and latrine. The sweeping views across the valley from the villa are equally spectacular.

Available : Mar - Nov 2013; not Mon (annual)

Riverside Folk Festival

Otherwise known as the Upton Folk Festival, this annual bash in Upton-upon-Severn is packed with folk music, chorus groups and ceilidh bands. Morris teams from all over the country perform in the streets.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Cotswold Farm Park

The Cotswold Farm Park in Stow-on-the-Wold offers a fun day out regardless of the weather. Kids get to meet, cuddle and feed a variety of farm animals, and it's also home to a rare-breeds conservation centre.

Available : Mar - Sep 2013 (various dates)

The Big Chill Summer Festival

The Big Chill summer festival celebrates another glorious weekend in the lush surroundings of Eastnor Castle deer park in the Malvern Hills. One of the country's most relaxed festivals, it continues to attract the biggest names in laid-back dance music.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Mountain Mayhem

Defying gravity and dense terrain between the Cotswolds and the Welsh Marches, mountain bikers descend once again on Eastnor Castle Deer Park for Mountain Mayhem. The centrepiece of the weekend is the world's biggest 24-hour mountain biking festival.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Gatcombe Horse Trials

The annual Gatcombe Horse Trials are held in the spectacular setting of Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire, home to the Princess Royal and her family. Leading riders take part from around the world, ensuring an exciting and extremely competitive event.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Three Counties Show

The enormous Three Counties Show at the Malvern Showground brings together classes of sheep, pigs, poultry, cattle and horses, flower and dog shows. There are trade stalls and fine homemade foods on sale. Main events include carriage-driving.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

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