Why Cheltenham is Such a Popular Place to Live

In the heart of Gloucestershire, the beautiful regency town of Cheltenham has long been a popular choice for people looking for their ‘forever home’. Packed with so much to do, surrounded by stunning scenery and with so much variety on your doorstep, it is little wonder that Cheltenham is still as popular as ever with home buyers, and people like this Estate Agents Cheltenham http://www.meandyouestateagents.co.uk/ are always busy!

Here are just a few of the fantastic things that attract people to Cheltenham…

Great for Walking – As the gateway to the Cotswolds, Cheltenham may be a bustling and busy town, but it is also a great spot for those who like to spend time out in the countryside and where can be better than one of the most beautiful parts of the English countryside and area of outstanding natural beauty, the Cotswolds? With walks like the Cotswolds way as well as landmarks like the Broadway tower, you can never get bored with the beautiful surrounding countryside of the Cotswolds right on the doorstep.

A Food Lovers Paradise – For those who enjoy their food, there are loads of fabulous restaurants to try in Cheltenham and the surrounding area. Sample superb fine dining at the likes of Lumiere and L’Artisan, try foods from around the world at Kibou (Japanese) and the Mahal (Indian) and the Muse Brasserie (French) or tuck into a perfect steak at Grill 49 or the Ox. As well as restaurants, the proximity to the rural Cotswolds means that getting great quality local produce for your own culinary creations is easy! For foodies, Cheltenham is a great place to really get your teeth into!

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Plenty of History – If you enjoy exploring the past, there is a lot to keep you happy in Cheltenham. Head to Leckhampton hill, where you will find the remains of an Iron Age hill fort, and the devils chimney – a tall limestone column that was created centuries ago when the area was used for stone quarrying. The Holst birthplace museum can also be found in Cheltenham town, where you can find out about the legendary composer at the place of his birth, and if you like your history with tales of the paranormal head to the village of Prestbury. An important part of the English civil war and a place that is reportedly one of the most haunted villages in the UK!

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So much Shopping – If you are a lover of strolling around the shops, or like to simply have all the retail that you need on your doorstep, then Cheltenham will please you! In the town centre there are a wide variety of shops including a large John Lewis, and you can stroll through the Regent Arcade (home to the magical wishing fish clock) and shop to your heart’s content. There are also markets held regularly where you will be able to find some unique local products from food to hand made crafts.

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