Cheltenham and the Cotswolds have so many adventures to offer that you could stay with us for weeks. However, if you’ve not got that long then this page will share the highlights to give you just the right taste to leave you wanting to return for more.
If you know exactly what you’re looking for then head to the Local Links page and you’ll find websites for all the local attractions, restaurants and walks.
The Hotel sits on the edge of Cleeve Common. It’s part of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and itself a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Common is over 1000 acres in size and home to many plants, insects, reptiles, birds and mammals.
It’s a whole world of adventure just waiting for you to discover. The perfect opportunity to walk, picnic, propose or pass through along the winding Cotswold Way. There are set walks to follow, or you can just wander out amongst the sheep to discover for yourselves the stunning views from the peak. Just watch out for the golf balls!
Just a note to our doggy guests. You’re more than welcome to exercise on Cleeve Hill any time of day or night however if the sheep are roaming around, please make sure you’re on the lead, it’s the law of the Common! If you really need a run around off the lead then ask your owner to speak to Lindsey and some suggestions will be given.
Cleeve Hill sits between Cheltenham and Winchcombe and is between 5 and 40 minutes from the rest of the Cotswolds.
Cheltenham is a mix of both the traditional and the new. The most complete regency town in the UK with Pump Room and parks it’s the perfect place to explore by day and revel in by night. Cheltenham has award-winning chefs and restaurants with a vibrant night life to participate in. It is also home to some of the best festivals in the country with the literature and jazz bringing world-class artists to the local stage. Need a different adventure? Head in to Cheltenham to the much-loved High Street stores, independent cafes and vintage boutiques. It really does have something for everyone, adults and children alike.
If you’re looking for something a little smaller, more traditional or just off the beaten track, head out from the Hotel in the opposite direction to Cheltenham and you’ll find a host of picture-perfect Cotswold villages. Winchcombe is the closest and has plenty to offer from cosy cafes to delicious delis and a good supply of antiques shops. It’s also the walking capital of the Cotswolds, with good car parking access and multiple walks easily accessible from the village. In fact, the walk from the Hotel to Winchcombe for a tasty pub lunch is always a guaranteed win.
Running across five counties and over 800 square miles there are so many things to see, do and experience within the Cotswolds you could be here for some time. There really is something for everyone, whether it’s sports, shopping, museums or nature. Traditional honey-coloured stone villages, market towns, beautiful landscapes and historic trails are all within easy reach with palaces, castles and country houses aplenty, just in case you still weren’t sure what to do.
Local websites have a vast amount that might interest you, or click this link to take you to Cotswolds.com.