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Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum is a ‘must visit’ – it’s home to a massively diverse collection spanning fine and decorative arts, local archaeology and natural history. With over 60,000 artifacts, art and culture lovers throng to this world-renowned attraction.

Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00-17:00

Sunday - 10:00-16:00

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Pittville Park, Cheltenham

This Park, situated in the heart of the delightful Cheltenham offers a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of the town. It spans over 33 hectares and is home to ornamental lakes, many scenic walks and vibrant floral displays. Be sure to check out the Pittville Pump Room, which is built in neoclassical style, celebrating Cheltenham’s spa heritage. This Park is a beautiful oasis of calm on the enchanted 801 route!

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Mr Mulligans Crazy Golf

Situated in The Brewery Quarter, this crazy golf course showcases the wildest of adventures through the obscure and bizarre planet earth. The deep blue sea, captivating jungle and historical ruins juxtapose with monsters, dinosaurs and much more, all across 36 perilous holes of golf with hidden treasures.

Monday and Tuesday - 11:00-22:00

Wednesdays, Thursday and Sunday - 11:00-23:00

Friday and Saturday - 11:00-Midnight

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County Cricket at Cheltenham School

It’s one of the most famous cricket grounds in the UK and Gloucestershire play matches here during the season and the 801 goes right past the delightful Cheltenham School ground!

Gloucestershire take on Glamorgan in a 4-day County Championship match starting on 30 June and then host T20 fixtures on 5th July against Kent, Middlesex on 11th July and Glamorgan again on 14th July. There are also some fab women’s games as Western Storm take on Northern Diamonds and then The Blaze on the 5th and 7th July respectively, whilst the England and India men’s Under 19 teams meet for a 4-day game, starting on 16th July. To book tickets, go to Tickets | Gloucestershire Cricket (gloscricket.co.uk)

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The Everyman Theatre and Cinema

 

Situated a couple of minutes from the 801 route, this amazing theatre with architectural brilliance on the outside and inside is a masterpiece designed by Frank Matcham that has inspired generations of performers and audiences. From ballet to opera, dance, drama, comedy and music or slapstick, classic pantomime, this is one of the most vibrant and famous venues in the UK. It also hosts community projects, education workshops and youth theatre productions. There’s also a fab wine bar and dining area too!

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Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle is a hidden gem dating way back to the 10th Century and was formerly the home of Queen Catherine Parr, the last wife of Henry VIII. The exquisite Tudor gardens and stunning architecture are unforgettable, so too the grand halls, chapel and surrounding grounds, plunging visitors into a yesteryear of regal glory and many battles.

Monday - Sunday: 10:00-16:00

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Bourton-on-the-Water Model Village

This place is an absolute delight of intrigue, fascination and history. It’s a charming miniature replica of the village and is nestled within a paradisical Cotswolds setting. Created in the 1930s by local craftsmen, the village offers a glimpse into Bourton-on-the-Water’s architectural brilliance, including the famous bridges spanning the River Windrush. The model village, crated at 1/9th scale is so authentic and intricate, it will take your breath away.

Monday - Sunday: 10:00-17:30

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Roly’s Fudge Pantry, Stow-on-the-Wold

This is the place to go fudge of all flavours for those with a sweet tooth! There’s amazing ice cream to be enjoyed here too, in this gem of a shop that epitomises all that’s delightful and charming about the Cotswolds!

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday: 11am - 4pm

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Birdland Park and Gardens

This is a blissful escape into the world of birds, spread across nine acres of lush greenery. Listen to the cheery melodies of a diverse range of bird species from all parts of the globe – indeed, the Park is home to over 500 birds, representing more than 130 species. 

In addition to its feathered residents, Birdland boasts picturesque gardens teeming with vibrant flowers, tranquil streams, and winding pathways. Stroll through the aviaries, spotting birds in their natural habitats, or relax amidst the serene surroundings, listening to the soothing sounds of nature.

Monday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm

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The Cotswold Way

There’s plenty of amazing walks that intersperse with or straddle the 801 route but no more famous than the Cotswold Way, which stretches over 100 miles from Chipping Campden to the historic city of Bath. Established as a National Trail in 2007, it winds its way through the most idyllic of rolling hills, picturesque villages and ancient woodlands, with stunning landscapes and cultural exploration. 

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Chipping Norton Museum

This quaint museum started life with a large donation of agricultural tools from Mr Tom Pitt of Chadlington, many of which are still on display today. Over the years, it has grown into a marvellous and varied collection of artifacts, photographs and memorabilia that fantastically brings to life the heritage of Chipping Norton and the Cotswolds, dating back to Roman and Saxon times. There’s a lovely small shop here too!

Monday - Saturday: 2pm - 4pm

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