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Arts & Culture Experiences

Discover the locations that inspired Tolkien, Carroll, Austen, Morris and more

Cheltenham is known as the cultural centre of the Cotswolds, but the inspiration doesn’t just stop there. Creativity stretches from the town, known for its Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals, with independent theatres and halls across the Cotswolds showcasing the best of local talent, as well as world-wide names.

There are references to the Arts and Craft period all over the counties, and key historic landmarks to view from Broadway Tower to Sudeley Castle & Gardens. You don’t have to go on a guided tour or sit in a lecture hall to discover the culture of the Cotswolds, you simply need to look out your cottage window. That said, booking a couple theatre tickets wouldn’t be a bad idea. Here are our favourite cultural experiences.

 

Arts & Culture Experiences

Arts & Culture

Bath Insider Tours

Saltford

There are self-guided audio tours for those who want to explore at their own pace while still being entertained.

Arts & Culture

Blenheim Palace

Charlbury

Listen to an audio tour of The Palace State Rooms to discover the incredible history behind the artefacts on display.

Arts & Culture

Broadway Tower

Broadway

Hire an e-bike from the Tower Barn and go on a full exploration of the area.

Arts & Culture

Cotswold Photography Tours

Painswick

Read their ready-made tours to source some inspiration on the types of areas you would like to visit and capture on camera.

Arts & Culture

Cotswold Guided Tours

Painswick

If you’re visiting for the first time as a family, arrange a private tour so you can tailor your interests to the route.

Arts & Culture

Everyman Theatre

Cheltenham

To save time, place pre-show and interval drinks in advance of your visit, with a full menu and ordering system available online.

Arts & Culture

Fosse Gallery

Stow-on-the-Wold

This contemporary gallery hosts many exhibitions throughout the year, highlighting multiple artists. Be sure to check out the upcoming events.

Arts & Culture

Sudeley Castle & Gardens

Winchcombe

Extend your historic stay by booking one of the Sudeley Castle Cottages with us direct, and enjoy free entry to the castle and gardens.

Arts & Culture

The Roman Baths

Saltford

During your visit, try the hot spa water at the fountain, situated in the Pump Room Restuarant. It contains 43 minerals, has an unusual taste, and was used for curative purposes for two thousand years.

Arts & Culture

The Wilson

Cheltenham

Each year, an artist in residence is chosen, and there are specific, dedicated events to their formats and style. Be sure to check out who is live on the platform this year.

 
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