See & Do

 

Prestbury


Prestbury is a beautiful village on the outskirts of Cheltenham bursting with charm and character. It is a vibrant community with a grocery store, post office and a high class butchers. It also offers three traditional pubs within close proximity.

The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book and is reputed to be one of the most haunted villages in England. The lanes are said to be haunted by the Cavalier Ghost shot during the Civil War whose galloping horse can be heard thundering around. There are reportedly more than a dozen ghosts who haunt the area.

The most famous ghost in Prestbury is the Black Abbot. The Black Abbot is regularly seen in the church and in the churchyard. He is most often seen during Christmas and Easter and treads the same path every time. He materialises just before crossing the churchyard and then disappears through the wall on High Street. He used to walk the aisle in St. Mary’s Church but after it was exorcised, he would only appear in the Churchyard.

If you want to hear more spooky tales, book yourself onto a ghost tour of Prestbury which run on selected dates every month.
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Next door to Malvern Cottage is The Plough which is a 17th Century thatched roofed village pub. It is extremely popular with village locals and tourists alike who travel from far and wide to visit this quaint little pub, full of history. Unspoilt by time, you could quite believe you had taken a trip back to the 17th century as you walk through the door. The Plough boasts a large open fire place with a real fire in the Winter and real ales are served straight from the cask behind the bar.

 

It has an acre garden which is pretty and well maintained. The Plough is extremely popular with families and is proud of it's dog friendly reputation with treats available at the bar. For the last three years The Plough has held a Beer and Cider festival during the summer. Click here to see highlights from the Beer Festival in June 2015.

Waghornes is a family butchers and delicatessen located on Prestbury High Street. Meats are locally sourced and have a reputation of great quality.  They also sell locally grown vegetables and Hobbs House Bread.

Nic and Nigel provide extensive knowledge and provide excellent service, making this traditional butchers a must-see while visiting Prestbury.

 

Cheltenham

Cheltenham was specifically designed in its 18th and 19th century heyday as a pleasure health resort for wealthy visitors, hence why it is often referred to  as Cheltenham Spa.  The legacy today leaves an exceptional range of quality accommodationrestaurants and entertainment

in an elegant town, where many of the regency, architectural and heritage features can still be seen today, with the town maintaining much of its original culture.

 

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Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire towns will give you glimpses of regency high life and medieval market squares. This west county's lively sporting calendar is packed with high-end horse races, county cricket and even annual Double Gloucester cheese rolling.

 

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Watch the video below to get a real feel of the area.

 

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds covers a huge area – almost 800 square miles – and runs through five counties (Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire). One of the delights of visiting the Cotswolds is exploring the different areas, each with its own identity, yet all with those defining Cotswold features: golden stone and rolling hills, the ‘wolds’.

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