The best parts of Cheltenham

AnneWhile Cheltenham does have some good attractions such as good places to eat, an interesting museum, cinema, lovely parks and great pubs – one thing that can’t be beaten are the hills that surround this town. Some of the most popular places to walk are: Leckhampton Hill, famous for the ‘devils chimney’, Cleeve Hill, home to some amazing views, good pubs and many friendly sheep (also good for picnics!), and Crickley Hill, full of stripy (yes, not splodgy – stripy) cows and a forest perfect for building a house out of sticks!

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Going out for a walk is a perfect way to unwind after a hard day of revision and lectures and is also a great place to go and have a picnic for the day, rather than staying in the town. You can go horse riding near Crickley hill and Cleeve hill has a golf course where you can either watch the golfers or grab a cold drink after a long walk. You can get beautiful views from any of these hills and these are not the only places you can go for a walk, if you are feeling adventurous you can walk to the nearby village of Winchcombe, taking in the flat fields that used to be used for horse racing, visiting Sudeley Castle and even the old tomb – Belas Knapp!

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Instead of going out to a club or sitting in a coffee shop all day why not go for a walk instead? The town has so much to offer but the countryside has even more. Going outside to explore is the best way to unwind, or you could even revise or read on a hill!

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Shakespeare’s 400th Birthday

Anne

On the 23rd of April the British Isles celebrated the 400th birthday of one of the most famous people in Great Britain –William Shakespeare.  I travelled down to London (about 2 hours by coach or train from the University of Gloucestershire) to enjoy the celebrations and to also celebrate St. George’s day, St. George is the patron Saint of England and famously killed a dragon. Continue reading “Shakespeare’s 400th Birthday”