Notable Building in Cheltenham

Pittville Pump Room

The Pittville Pump Room is Cheltenham’s finest Regency building. Modelled on an ancient Athenian temple, it was built in 1830 as the centrepiece of a large new residential quarter a mile north of the town centre. Ad…
Museum in Cheltenham

Wilson Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum

This excellent gallery-museum focuses on local life through the ages. There’s an emphasis on applied arts and design, with some wonderful British ceramics and a fascinating display on the Arts and Crafts movement, i…
Street in Cheltenham

The Promenade

Famed as one of the most beautiful streets in England, this broad, tree-lined boulevard leads down from the high street to Montpellier, and is flanked by imposing period buildings that are now filled with fancy shop…
Area in Cheltenham


As well as plenty of handsome architecture, the village-y Montpellier district hosts a lively assortment of bars, restaurants, hotels, independent shops and boutiques. Along Montpellier Walk, 32 caryatids (draped fe…
Museum in Cheltenham

Holst Birthplace Museum

Composer Gustav Holst was born in Cheltenham in 1874, and the rooms of his childhood home are laid out in typical period fashion. Spread across four floors, they feature many of his personal possessions, including t…
Notable Building in Cheltenham

Cheltenham Ladies’ College

Founded in 1853, on the site of the town’s original spa, Cheltenham Ladies’ College is one of Britain’s most prestigious independent girls’ schools. It’s housed in an eclectic Gothic-style building topped by a domed…
Church in Cheltenham

Cheltenham Minster

Cheltenham’s only surviving medieval building, dating from the middle of the 11th century, was awarded minster status in 2013, and is particularly worth a look for its exquisite stained-glass rose window.