Why Cheltenham ...
Being an old spa town, Cheltenham's fantastic architecture and spa waters mean that it rivals even historic Bath! Home to a buzzing nightlife, a wide range of brilliant activities and great value packages, this vibrant town really does have it all.
Built as a hub of enjoyment for wealthy Victorians, things have stayed much the same, with tonnes to enjoy and experience all year round. Make Cheltenham your choice for a smart and stylish stag do which really does offer something to suit everyone!
Where to hang out ...
The town of Cheltenham is somewhat unique in that its leafy Montpellier Walk is pretty much free of chain and high street stores . Hit up the Promenade, Pittville Park or Imperial Gardens for a relaxing beer with the lads.
When night begins to fall, head over to The Rising Sun Hotel for excellent views of Cheltenham when the sun sets. Get involved in one of the city's many festivals and then head out to some of Cheltenham's stylish bars, restaurants and clubs around Imperial Square Gardens before settling down for the night in a comfortable 3 or 4 star hotel or even your own swanky town-centre apartment!
When to visit
Like most UK tourist hotspots, Cheltenham has a lot going for itself all year round and sustains a great nightlife in both warmer and colder months. However, rugby fans may want to schedule their visit for early May to coincide with the Cheltenham Rugby Festival held in the Prince of Wales stadium, which draws visitors from all areas of the country. Late May sees the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. November's Comedy Festival which has hosted both Frankie Boyle and Rhod Gilbert in the past is also well worth checking out.
Visiting Cheltenham isn't all about the relaxing walks and cool bars, there's loads of active stuff to do with your mates too. Try out classic stag choices of paintballing, quad biking and go karting or alternatively, give the totally batty Somerset challenge a try or have a crack at 4x4 off-road driving to really get the adrenaline flowing. Plus, what could be more fitted to a stag do in Cheltenham than a visit to the races? A must-do.
Getting to Cheltenham
Cheltenham has ample parking in the town centre, so driving is a great option. If you have public transport planned however, the train station is a little way out of the metropolitan area, so be sure to allow extra time to catch a bus or taxi.
On the money
As home to the fourth-highest concentration of multi-millionaires in the UK, Cheltenham isn't known for its budget prices. However, like any city which welcomes visitors, it's simply a case of avoiding pricey tourist traps which are designed to catch you out.
Head down to the perimeters of Pittville park if you're looking for some cheaper eats and be sure of some great drinks and nightlife deals when you pre-book one of StagWeb's excellent value packages!
What to do next
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