Cheltenham is very picturesque country. We found that if we came into town the 'back way' (up a fairly steep road) that there were very nice views over the country side. When people came to visit us, we would stop here so they could see the town spread out in front of them, and I could point out where I worked. We also had a nice view from our bedroom window (second picture).
Cheltenham Jazz Festival
"One night stand in Cheltenham"
As a Wedding Anniversary treat my wife and I booked to hear Hugh Masakela perform in the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. So, taking a half day's leave from work, we headed off down the A40 to Cheltenham.
The concert was very enjoyable although perhaps not his best.
The following Saturday morning we spent wandering around the town centre noticing interesting things such as the small statue of the composer, Gustav Holst in Imperial Square just behind the Town Hall. Holst's birthplace is now a museum in town.
Further on behind the Queens Hotel there is a row of small independent shops and cafés each with their own busty, caryatid statues at the front. These surely were attempting to attract an upmarket clièntele when they were built - guessing late 19th century. There was even an old Victorian red postal pillar box.
Have a look at the tips and the other places in Gloucestershire we visited.