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Friday, August 08, 2014

Cheltenham

Cheltenham Spa is always a favourite place to visit.  A relatively new town as it only really grew up in the 1700's with the discovery of its "waters" and people started to come to enjoy them for both pleasure and medicinal purposes.
 
 
 
This is the Montpelier area when it was first built.
 
 



 Part of the Crescent originally built when people came to stay to "take the waters".  Queen Victoria had a houses on the end.


This beautiful dome building is now a bank, but they dont seem to mind the visitors coming in to enjoy it.



 When they built a new block of apartments they did it in the original style and this was incorporated into the development.

 
Cheltenham has many festivals and on the day we were there it  was the ukelele festival, with lots of groups all over the city.
 
The biggest festival by far is the Cheltenham Races and the Gold Cup week is one of the richest weeks racing in the UK.  The Irish contingent visiting is the biggest of all the festival goers with thousands and thousands visiting each year.
 
Part of the Racecourse is used for Camping and caravanning so its an ideal all year round place to visit.

2 comments:

  1. A relatively new town from the 1700s - funny. Looks like a lovely place with quite an interesting history.

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  2. Dave I just love your tours. Music on the lawn...the best.

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