See the best of jump-racing at Cheltenham Racecourse

Stretching over 350 acres in the Cotswold hills, Cheltenham Racecourse is home to some of the best jump-racing in the UK. The venue holds 16 days of the sport a year, including The Festival, a four-day celebration of the best horses and jockeys in the field.

Situated on the outskirts of Cheltenham, the racecourse is close to Elmfield Park and the Pittville Pump Room.

Retail therapy on Cheltenham High Street

The plethora of shops in Cheltenham makes the spa town feel more like a city. From your favourite high street stores to market stalls and the Montpellier District's quirky boutiques, you're sure to find something that takes your fancy here.

Cheltenham is also home to a range of restaurants and cafes, so check in mid-shopping trip for a cup of tea - and treat yourself to a piece of cake, too.

Expand your cultural horizons at The Wilson

Cheltenham's art gallery and museum, The Wilson, houses a collection of famous paintings and fascinating artefacts, as well as an exhibition on the Antarctic explorer Edward Wilson. While you're in the town centre, be sure to visit the Town Hall and Pittville Pump Room for the stunning architecture, too.

Further out, you can walk in the footsteps of Richard III and Elizabeth I at Sudeley Castle by exploring the rooms and grounds of this 1000-year-old castle.

Looking for accommodation Near Cheltenham Racecourse? Travelodge Cheltenham Hotel boasts a central location in the spa town, while Travelodge Tewkesbury Hotel is just north of the racecourse on the M5.