Cheltenham is renowned for a few essential aspects of distinctly British culture, whether that be the Gold Cup held annually at Cheltenham Racecourse or the Regency style architecture on display throughout this Gloucestershire town. There are some fascinating landmarks in the area that make for a great day out.
In line with our recent theme of championing the towns Terence Lett’s customers are from, we have decided to put together our three favourite, important landmarks in Cheltenham.
With the wide pavements and impressive, late-Georgian architecture, the Montpellier District is ideal for experiencing the culture of 19th Century Britain, which is perhaps the peak of style and grace.
Great for a pleasant stroll in any season, the Montpellier District is famous for being home to great bars, cafes, and restaurants with a certain stylish allure coursing throughout the area. This is complemented perfectly by the warm facades, local stonework, and picturesque park, coming together to make the Montpellier District an important landmark for your trip to Cheltenham.
Built in 1893, the Neptune Fountain is an impressive expression of design, fashioned from Portland Stone by Joseph Hall. The designer employed the services of local company – Boulton & Sons – to fabricate the piece. One of the most iconic landmarks in Cheltenham, it has been suggested that the artists took inspiration from the Trevi Fountain in Rome.
The Imperial Gardens are an idyllic spot located behind Cheltenham Town Hall, which is an important landmark in and of itself. Originally designed for exclusive use by the subscribers of the Sherborne Spa when Cheltenham was a spa town, the gardens have undergone various alterations since their creation in the 19th Century, with the current iteration dating back to just after WWII.
The Imperial Gardens also play host to some of Cheltenham’s most distinguished events, including festivals in the summer for jazz, literature, and music, with the floral displays making for an impressive backdrop made up of over 25,000 bedding plants that are replaced annually.
Are You Going to Visit Cheltenham?
It’s plain to see that Cheltenham has a rich history of impressive architecture and delightful scenery, which is accented by the modern implementation of interesting businesses, shopping, food, and drink. Having been established as a spa town in the 19th Century, and with late Georgian architecture forging the aesthetic of the town, the reasons to visit the iconic landmarks in Cheltenham are endless.
Here at Terence Lett, we are based in the charming town of Witney, with our two stores being perfectly located on the main high street. This places us less than 30 miles from Cheltenham and as an ideal location for a family day trip for shopping and experiencing the important landmarks that Witney itself has to offer.
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