Cheltenham Croquet Club is particularly friendly club and we make all our visitors welcome. A few aids to ensure your visit is succesful:
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Directions by road:
If approaching Cheltenham from the east along the A40 turn left into Sandford Mill Road, signposted M5, Gloucester A40 and Stroud A46 , Hospital. Turn left at the next t-junction, continue through the pedestrian lights and straight on at the next 2 mini-roundabouts, the 2nd is signposted Leckhampton and Birdlip B4070. Almost immediately, continue straight on at the 3rd mini-roundabout and the Club is 200 yards on the left past the East Gloucestershire Club.
If approaching Cheltenham from the M5 exit the motorway at junction 11. Take the A40 towards Cheltenham. After approximately 2 miles, bear right at the ( second) Texaco petrol station/roundabout and then turn immediately left into Andover Road, signposted Stroud A46 and Leckhampton. Continue through the pedestrian lights and straight on at the next 2 traffic lights, the 2nd is signposted Oxford A40 and Cirencester A435. Passing Cheltenham College on the left, turn right at the end of the road,at the mini-roundabout, signposted Leckhampton and Birdlip B4070. Almost immediately, continue straight on at the next mini-roundabout and the Club is 200 yards on the left just past the East Gloucestershire Tennis Club.
If approaching Cheltenham from the M4 exit the motorway at junction 15. Take the A419 towards Swindon and Cirencester, approximately 15 miles. Then take the A417 towards Cheltenham. After approximately 14 miles, at the roundabout with the Air Balloon pub on the left, take the 2nd exit onto the A436. Turn immediately left onto the B4070, Leckhampton Hill. After the “Welcome to Leckhampton” sign turn right into Old Bath Road, signposted Charlton Kings. Continue straight on at the mini-roundabout, signposted Oxford A40 and Cirencester A435. The Club is 600 yards on the right immediately past Charlton Park Gate and opposite Naunton Park Road.
The benefits of Cheltenham's mineral waters had been recognised since 1716, but not until after the arrival of Henry Skillicorne in 1738 did serious exploitation of their potential as an attraction begin. After the visit to Cheltenham in 1788 of King George III, the town became increasingly fashionable, and wells were opened up at several points round the spa town.
Friends of the Wilson
The Friends play a crucial role in supporting Cheltenham’s award-winning Art Gallery & Museum. They are invited to a wide-ranging programme of talks, social events, private views, excursions and tours and receive a regular newsletter. They also enjoy free entry to paying exhibitions, and discounts in the Wilson café and shop.
Read more at: Friends of the Wilson.
Cheltenham is at the heart of almost every aspect of Jump racing. This is the place where owners, trainers, jockeys, stable staff and breeders dream of having winners. It's the place where the most important races are run. This is where many stars of the future go through the sale ring. But most of all, this is the place where the equine and human champions forge their reputations.
Read more at http://cheltenham.thejockeyclub.co.uk
One organisation, four extraordinary festivals. Cheltenham Festivals is one of the leading cultural organisations in the UK, attracting over 180000 visitors per year.
Read more at: www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/
Holst Birthplace Museum
Step inside the Holst Birthplace Museum and see the piano Gustav Holst used to compose The Planets. Discover why he liked its ‘light-touch.’ Find out how he developed into a world-class composer by examining and listening to original manuscripts written when he was a schoolboy. Experience what life was like for his modest middle-class family through Victorian rooms. Imagine Cheltenham’s Regency past in the only Regency room open to the public in the town.
Read more at: http://holstmuseum.org.uk
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