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Destination Gloucestershire

Discover more about what the regency town of Cheltenham has to offer.

Students Walking Through The Brewery In Cheltenham

Destination Cheltenham

Have you visited the UK's 'festival town'? Cheltenham offers both traditional and modern culture. Steeped in a vibrant history and home to a huge array of shops, eateries, venues, festivals, sports fixtures, and a vibrant nightlife that spans dancing, theatre, music, and more to suit all moods. 

Students Walking Along Street In Cheltenham

Things to do in Cheltenham

Said to be "the most complete regency town in England", Cheltenham Spa is an intimate and friendly town, renowned for its culture, nightlife, festivals and hospitality. The Brewery Quarter offers a multiplex Imax Cinema, bowling alley, indoor adventure golf, and high street branded restaurants and bars to cater for all tastes. 

Cheltenham's Racecourse is world famous, hosting international events such as its March Gold Cup Festival, one of several race meets that are held all year round. The venue also hosts other events including concerts, music festivals and stage shows. If you're a fan of football, you can visit the Jonny-Rocks Stadium (Whaddon Road) to watch Cheltenham Town in EFL action.

Ana Domecq
“Cheltenham is at the heart of Jump Racing and hosts one of the biggest festivals on the calendar; The Cheltenham Festival. And the best part? It’s just 25 minutes from Hartpury by car, bus or train. Many students make time in their busy schedules to go to the races – it’s a great local day out.”
Ana Domecq San Gil
BSc (Hons) Equine Performance and Rehabilitation

Destination Gloucestershire


From shopping to sport and outdoor adventure to cultural history, discover more about what the city of Gloucester has to offer.

Gloucester Quays Student Life

Festivals and events

Gloucestershire, also known as the festival country, offers so much to see and do. With over 45 festivals and events taking place each year, you'll have the opportunity to explore your interests or try something new almost every week.

Destination Gloucestershire 2000 Trees Festival Student Life

Getting around

As a Hartpury student, there are loads of ways you can get around and explore Gloucestershire. You can hop on one of the shuttle buses that stop regularly on campus. If you ride a bike, you can store it in our secure bike sheds on campus. We also offer on-campus parking and discounted rates with local taxi firms.

Transport Minibuses