Whether you’re studying there or looking for places to visit in Cheltenham, a great way to explore a city is by putting your tourist hat on and taking in some of the much-loved sights. There’s so much stuff to explore in the city and as it’s a stone’s throw from the beautiful scenery of the Cotswolds, you really do get the best of both worlds when you’re in Cheltenham. When you’re ready to explore places to visit in Cheltenham then use our guide to help you plan your days out with a difference.
The Pittville Pump Room
The Pittville Pump Room is a truly historic spa building that was the last and largest to be built in Cheltenham. The Pittville Pump Room is a unique grade 1 listed building and known as one of Cheltenham’s finest Regency Buildings, so it’s well worth a wonder. Overlooking the lush lakes and lawns of Pittville Park, it’s just a short walk away from our Cheltenham residence and makes for a great spot for a study break walk but also to enjoy a drink or bite to eat, particularly if the sun is shining.
From card and board games to miniatures and wargames, there really is something for everyone at Incom Gaming. Sitting right in the heart of Cheltenham is a one-stop shop to play and buy games, as well meet with other gamers in a relaxed environment with dedicated spaces for whatever games you fancy playing.
Sandford Parks Lido
Set in beautifully landscaped gardens, Sandford Parks lido is a must-visit in Cheltenham. The entry fee gains you access to the 50-metre main swimming pool, which is one of the largest outdoor pools in the country as well as a poolside cafe to get yourself a hot cup of tea after a cool swim. Not only that, you can enjoy basketball, volleyball and table tennis courts for a full fun and sporty day out.
For a day out with a difference, try going a little further afield on a Cotswold guided tour from a local resident who’s proudly called the area home for over 30 years. You’ll have the chance to see some lesser known, unspoilt villages that are inaccessible via public transport. It’s a quintessentially English day out with spectacular views, thatched cottages and it’s finished off with a cream tea – what’s not to love?
At Paint-it-Yourself Pottery, you can choose from over 200 items including mugs, teapots, plates and serving dishes for a cute memento or a unique personalised gift for a loved one. Gloucestershire’s first pottery painting studio and is a great way to spend an afternoon if you’re looking for something a little different to break up your study schedule.
At Collegiate, we’re dedicated to providing a truly fun, and first class student living experience. That’s why you’ll always find information, advice and top tips on our blog pages on everything from mental health care tips and preparing for your exams to fun things to do in your new home city. Whatever you need, our teams are here to help.
Shaftesbury Hall, part of Collegiate’s UNIVERSE.CITY collection, is perfectly located in the heart of Cheltenham. Not only can you walk to the University of Gloucestershire, but you can easily reach the Cheltenham Spa train station and Cheltenham Racecourse.
Cheltenham has 45 music, arts, science and literature festivals throughout the year, making this a vibrant town all year round. Or if you fancy escaping for the day to unwind in the countryside, the Cotswolds landscapes are nearby.
Student Accommodation in Cheltenham
If you are looking to move to Cheltenham this coming year then make sure to check out our Shaftesbury Hall accommodation. We offer cosy, stylish spaces fitted with all the amenities you could need under one roof. With one less thing to worry about, you can concentrate on studying, socialising and exploring.
Our on-site teams are proud to offer a warm welcome and any help you may need in navigating your new home. You’ll also find plenty of information on our blog pages that offer inspiration and guides to help you make the most of your university experience.