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Cheltenham in Gloucestershire

Cheltenham was just a normal town until the discovery of a spring in 1716. After that, it became Britain most popular spa. Frequented by the royal, famous and the rich in the early 1800ís spa craze, Cheltenham grew into a wonderful place to visit. The Cheltenham racecourse is known as the Britainís main steeple chasing venue. The National Hunt Festival, the three-day main event of hunt racing, attracts tens of thousands of visitors each day.
Take a walk along the Promenade to the see the wonderful houses, shops and gardens along the way. Check out the Art Gallery and Museum to learn about the social history of Cheltenham with a special look at the Arts and Crafts movement.