Over 140,000 photos of England.
17,000+ Members
Click here to join the community
Pictures of England

Pictures of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Pictures of Cheltenham

in the county of Gloucestershire

Pitville Pump Rooms
Take a picture tour of Cheltenham..

About Cheltenham

Cheltenham, the very mention of this grand old town conjurs up not only images of gracious georgian houses but also of superb thoroughbred horses thundering round the town's famous Prestbury Park race-course. Cheltenham is never more alive that it is each March when the race-course plays host to the famous Gold Cup horse race. Then, many thousand of visitors flock to the town and especially racegoers from Ireland, all hoping that this illustrious meeting will indeed bring them - the luck of the Irish.

The life of this town began as a typical Cotswold village but owing to the discovery on a mineral spring a Pump room was built here in 1738. The town then received the personal approval of George 111 and within a few short years architects were commissioned to build a new town. The result was wide boulevards and gracious houses that attracted many people of wealth and education to settle here. They came as much for the medicinal properties of the waters as for Cheltenhams' fashionable elegance. Many of the beautiful buildings in the town are attributed to Papworth, and Forbes designed and built the Pump room - both these men were celebrated Architects of their day.

The composer, Gustav Holtz, was a pupil at the towns Grammer school. His family home still exists today and is instantly recognised by the brass commemorative plaque displayed to the front of the building.

Cheltenham has wonderful gardens, flowers bloom here in great profusion presenting the visitor with a riot of colour. There are wonderful expanses of grass on which to sit and while away an hour or two enjoying the music played by visiting bands.

The famous promenade is full of intoxicating shops, all with a vast array of merchandise. In fine weather many of the cafes and pubs place tables and chairs outside thus giving the town a 'continental' atmosphere.

From its humble origins Cheltenham has developed into a busy, thriving, cosmopolitan town which is a joy to visit at any any time of the year.

Planning a visit to Cheltenham?
Please support the Pictures of England website by booking your Cheltenham hotels & accommodation through this site.

Add town to favourites

Nearby towns & villages..

Hailes Abbey

Winchcombe (48 Pictures)

(6.1 miles, 9.9 km, direction NE)

To experience the quintessentially English town of Winchcome, is to part-take of a miscellany of pure delights...

Cathedral Tower

Gloucester (270 Pictures)

(7.2 miles, 11.7 km, direction W)

Looking at the lively City we see today, it is hard to believe that Gloucester was once a tiny port on the River Severn...

Tewkesbury Cathedral - Feb / Mar 2010

Tewkesbury (115 Pictures)

(7.3 miles, 11.8 km, direction NW)

Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire is an historic market town, situated near the Cotswolds, it has a beautiful Abbey over 500yrs old and lots of historic buildings and alley ways...

Graveyard of St. Andrews church, Ashleworth, Gloucestershire

Ashleworth (2 Pictures)

(8.7 miles, 14.0 km, direction W)

This is a lovely pastoral village set beside the west bank of the River Severn, in the middle of a typical rural Gloucestershire landscape...

Bisley, Gloucestershire

Bisley (33 Pictures)

(10.6 miles, 17.1 km, direction S)

The village of Bisley is all charm. It has an excellent collection of very fine buildings as well as some interesting local folklore...

All towns in Gloucestershire
Complete A to Z of towns in England

Nearby attractions..

A picture of Holst Birthplace Museum

Holst Birthplace Museum (5 Pictures)

(0.5 miles, 0.7 km)


Pittville Pump Rooms, Cheltenham

Pittville Pump Room (2 Pictures)

(1.1 miles, 1.8 km)

Pittville Pump Room is just one of the many rare gems left over from Cheltenham's hey-day - its Regency period. It was built for.....

St Mary's Church

Sudeley Castle (75 Pictures)

(6.1 miles, 9.9 km, direction NE)

The pretty village of Winchcome has been blessed with the stunning buildings and gardens of Sudeley Castle since the time of the.....

Tewkesbury Abbey,Gloucestershire

Tewkesbury Abbey (81 Pictures)

(7.0 miles, 11.3 km, direction NW)

Standing taller than any other building in tewkesbury, is the fantastic tewkesbury abbey. It is over 500 years old and has the.....

A picture of Old Baptist chapel

Old Baptist chapel (4 Pictures)

(7.4 miles, 11.9 km, direction NW)

The Old Baptist chapel and Burial ground- A 15th century building opposite the abbey that was used for worship around the time.....

Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral (189 Pictures)

(7.5 miles, 12.1 km, direction W)

One of the finest cathedrals in England and rated as one of the most beautiful in the world, Gloucester Cathedral is a.....


Gloucester Docks (71 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction W)

Today Gloucester Docks bristles with excitement for everyone, for this is a lavish landscape where care has been taken to.....

All attractions in Cheltenham
All attractions in Gloucestershire
Complete A to Z of attractions in England

Hotels & Accommodation in Cheltenham

Cheltenham Hotels  Cheltenham Cottages  Cheltenham Bed & Breakfast

The Big Sleep Hotel Cheltenham in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England3 stars

The Big Sleep Hotel Cheltenham

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Fresh, simple and very modern, this designer limited-service hotel is just a 10-minute walk from centre of Cheltenham. The award-winning hotel has bedrooms and suites to suit all types of traveller....
More info and book online..  Price from £49.00

No131 The Promenade in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

No131 The Promenade

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Offering a restaurant, a bar and a games room, No131 The Promenade is located in Cheltenham, 6 minutes' walk from the Montpellier Gardens. Free Wi-Fi access is available....
More info and book online..  Price from £130.00

Bentons Guest House in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England2 stars

Bentons Guest House

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Bentons Guest House is situated less than a 10-minute walk from the central shops and restaurants of Cheltenham. It boasts free Wi-Fi and a packed lunch service for those planning to wander the nearby...
More info and book online..  Price from £35.00

The Abbey in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England4 stars

The Abbey

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
This quality B&B hotel in central Cheltenham is located beside the pretty Sandford Park, amid a conservation area. It is well run by friendly owners and has free Wi-Fi....
More info and book online..  Price from £49.00

Mercure Cheltenham Queen's Hotel in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England4 stars

Mercure Cheltenham Queen's Hotel

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
At the top of Cheltenham’s tree-lined Promenade, this elegant 4-star hotel offers luxurious air-conditioned bedrooms, an AA Rosette restaurant and car parking....
More info and book online..  Price from £97.00

The George Hotel & Monty's in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England3 stars

The George Hotel & Monty's

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (0.3 miles, 0.4 km)
A 5-minute stroll from central Cheltenham, this Georgian, Grade II listed property with a sleek contemporary interior also provides guests with an award winning brasserie and cocktail bar....
More info and book online..  Price from £85.00

Albion Street Hotel Serviced Apartments in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Albion Street Hotel Serviced Apartments

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
Situated in the heart of Cheltenham, these stylish and modern apartments feature fitted kitchens, patio gardens, and cable TV. Free parking is available, and the Regent Arcade is a 3-minute walk....
More info and book online..  Price from £49.00

All Accommodation in Cheltenham..

Cheltenham Reviews

See all Cheltenham reviews..

Please login to make a review

Nearby travel help

Cheltenham Spa Station(1.0 miles, 1.7 km)
M5 Junction 11(3.3 miles, 5.3 km, direction W)
M5 Junction 10(3.4 miles, 5.5 km, direction NW)
Gloucester Station(7.0 miles, 11.3 km, direction W)
Birmingham International Airport(41.0 miles, 66.0 km, direction N)
Bristol International Airport(44.9 miles, 72.3 km, direction SW)
Cheltenham to London(87.9 miles, 141.5 km, direction E)