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With a wonderful mix of the traditional and new, discover Cheltenham with the added benefits of split tickets for your journey.
Voted the best place to live in the South West by The Sunday Times, Cheltenham, close to the Cotswolds, is the perfect place to unwind. With unique festival vibes, independent and high street shops, along with its amazing dining experiences from street food to fine dining, this really is a must-see town.
Visiting this historic spa town by train is exciting at any time of year, with year-round events, a foodie scene, and buzzing nightlife; it is no wonder that Cheltenham is known as The Festival Town.
The town is serviced by Cross Country Trains, Great Western Railway, and Transport for Wales, making it easily accessible from all over the UK. The station is located in the southwest of the town, which can be reached by a short 15-minute walk along the Honeybourne Line path. Alternatively, add PlusBus to your train ticket for unlimited bus travel around Cheltenham. Cheltenham is the ideal place to visit for a day trip or a short break, and with Trainsplit's unique journey planner by your side, we can help you find the best train ticket deals for your journey.
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Cheltenham offers a unique blend of city living with a town environment. The combination of attractions, cuisine, and culture can all be explored within a 20-minute walk from the town center. Cheltenham is also a great base to visit the nearby Cotswolds and other destinations.
Cheltenham’s town center is readily accessible for all cycling abilities and enthusiasts. With your bike, you can easily cycle all over the town center using the cycle lanes in a day, stopping to enjoy the attractions at your leisure. If you want to take your bike on the train, then the Honeybourne Line connects the railway station to the center of town. This makes it attractive and easy due to its flat and picturesque surroundings.
In the center of the town, the majority of coach drop-offs will be at the Royal Well Bus Station, which is centrally located. A short walk will take you to the promenade, along Clarence Street, and to the High Street. From here, you can take the bus to and from the Railway Station, Cheltenham Racecourse, or you can take a bus a bit further out to explore the Cotswolds. If you are planning on using the bus service around Cheltenham, when searching for great savings for your train tickets on Trainsplit.com, why not add a Plusbus ticket, as this will provide you with unlimited travel around Cheltenham.
If you did want to take a taxi and explore Cheltenham, there are lots of different operators within the town, and you can quite often just hail one down in the street or just head to one of the taxi ranks at the Railway Station, Montpellier, or The Promenade.
To plan your journeys around Cheltenham and the surrounding area by bus, including real-time departures, download the Sojo app.
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Known as The Festival Town, there are over 30 festivals each year. Enjoy everything from Jazz to the oldest literature festival in the world and not forgetting the world-famous Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse; there really is a festival for everyone.
Visit the Sibling Distillery. This family-run gin distillery launched in June 2014 and is one of the only distilleries in the country to make its own spirits from start to finish, with no neutral spirit or mass-produced base. The distillery tours will take you through every element of the business, from the history of the distillery and the industry. You can even have a tasting of their full range of Gins, buffet food, and even a gin pub quiz.
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Overlooking the lawns and lakes of Pittville Park, the Pittville Pump Room is a Grade I listed building. Throughout its colorful history, the pump room has been an entertainment venue and hosted royalty. It is now a leading venue for weddings, private hire events, and concerts. The popular Heritage Cafe is open daily for food and drinks with stunning views over the Pump Room and Pittsville Park itself.
Cheltenham has been home to many famous people in history, including Gustav Holst and Edward Wilson, who is a Naturalist and Explorer who died during Scott’s trip to the South Pole. Holst Victorian House is the house where Gustav Holst was born and raised, preserving the Regency Facade and decor of the building, as well as the pianoforte used to compose The Planets and many other artifacts too.
Take a trip on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway. This volunteer-operated heritage railway offers a round trip of 28 miles, and you will pass through the stunning Cotswolds scenery, the Vale of Evesham, and the Malvern Hills. Special events are held throughout the year, so there is something for everyone.
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