Cheltenham city life
While living in Cheltenham you will have many interesting places to visit, admire the beautiful surroundings and enjoy plenty of leisure activities.
Cheltenham is famous for its Regency architecture and it is referred to as "the most complete regency town in England".
Check out the main attractions:
- The Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum
- Cheltenham Town Hall
- Montpellier Gardens
- Neptune Fountain
- Wishing Fish Clock
- Cheltenham Minster, St. Mary's – the only surviving medieval building in the town
- Trinity Church and All Saints' Pittville
- Cheltenham Synagogue
See a play at Everyman Theatre or if you like climbing, go to Cleeve Hill, the highest point in the Cotswolds. You can also practice sports or watch football, rugby, cricket sport events and the most famous in Cheltenham is the Cheltenham horse racecourse.
In Cheltenham, you can find many nice places for shopping. The Promenade gives a great classic shopping experience and the Montpellier and Suffolks area have distinctive individual shops selling everything from antiques to gifts and homewares. For a pleasant night out, you will find many restaurants, pubs and bars offering local as well as international dishes.
If you ever feel the need to change the scenery, London, Birmingham, Oxford and Bristol are conveniently available via train or bus.
International atmosphere in Cheltenham
For the most part, the international crowd is formed of the international students that come from over sixty countries, such as: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Poland etc. The small number of immigrants that have settled in Cheltenham are Asian and Irish.
Mingle with other international students and form long lasting friendships and future business contact.
As with the rest of the British Isles, Cheltenham experiences cool summers and mild winters. November is the wettest and April is the driest month. Average temperatures in December – January are 6 – 7 °C (42 – 43°F). During summer, you will experience temperatures of around 25 – 26 °C (77 – 78 °F). In all four seasons, the weather is pretty unpredictable so you might have to often carry an umbrella with you.