Gloucestershire

Broadway is very close to the borders of Gloucestershire, so if you want to explore some of the local towns and villages there are plenty to visit.

The county of Gloucestershire comprises of part of the Cotswold Hills part of the flat fertile valley of the River Severn, and the entire Forest of Dean. The County town is the city of Gloucester and other  towns include Cheltenham, Cirencester, Tetbury, Stroud and Tewkesbury.

Regency Cheltenham - 21 miles from Broadway 

 Pittville Pump Room

Pittville Pump Room

 Regency Cheltenham

Regency Cheltenham

Cheltenham is a beautiful, regency, spa town located in the heart of The Cotswolds and world famous for its horse racing. Cheltenham’s heyday as one of England’s leading spas lasted from about 1790 to 1840 and it was this period that saw most of the architectural development that survives today. The signature surviving architectural example of this period is undoubtedly the colonnaded and domed Pittville Pump Room. During the Regency period, Joesph Pitt's Pump Room was the largest and most lavish site where the renowned spa waters could be taken.

Cheltenham has a fine choice of stylish shops, restaurants, promenades and pretty gardens as well and its festivals of horse racing, music and literature. An interesting place to visit is Holst's Birthplace Museum, the Regency terrace house where Gustav Holst, composer of The Planets was born in 1874. The story of the man and his music is told alongside a fascinating display of personal belongings including his piano. The museum is also a fine period house showing the upstairs downstairs way of life in times past, including a working Victorian kitchen and laundry, elegant Regency drawing room and charming Edwardian nursery.

Cheltenham Racecourse - World famous English course home to the National Hunt Festival or jump racing in the UK.