Queens has prime position on one of the most beautiful of Cheltenham’s Georgian streets, in a town often cited as ‘the most complete Regency town in England’. Indeed, the hotel overlooks the Imperial Square and Gardens towards another fine example of neo-classical architecture, the Cheltenham Town Hall.
Head south-west along the Promenade and immediately enter the affluent residential and boutique shopping Montpellier district.
Throughout the year Cheltenham’s visitors are still treated to the towns many other cultural and cosmopolitan gems. Festivals hosted by the town cater for, amongst others, jazz, science, music, gastronomic and literature aficionados. Queens is a splendid base to participate in the festivities and explore the surrounding Cotswolds area. Renowned as one of England’s favourite destinations, famous for hundreds of honey-colour limestone villages in a beautiful rural setting, the Cotswolds offers fantastic walking and cycling, beautiful gardens, bustling farmers’ markets and a delightful café culture.
Many visitors to Cheltenham – including regular Royal horseracing patrons – are drawn by the town’s signature event, the Cheltenham Festival, home to British steeple-chasing’s flagship event, the Gold Cup. The Cheltenham Gold Cup is run every year on the New Course at Cheltenham Racecourse during the Cheltenham Festival in March. We recommend booking early if visiting the hotel during the Gold Cup Festival.
Queens staff members will assist or direct you to tourist information to suit your personal interests and itinerary. Here are just a few suggestions:
- Enjoy a drive through the countryside visiting the beautiful Cotswold villages, including Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway and Chipping Campden
- Visit Lodge Park and Sherbourne Estate, and enjoy the beautiful countryside walks and wildlife
- There’s lots going on at Sudeley Castle but make sure you visit for the Classic Car rally on 20th September.
- Cotswolds Wildlife Park – the perfect family day out
- From music to book festivals Cheltenham has lots going on, check out the Cheltenham Literary Festival (1st-11th October)