Self-guided walks

We are developing a series of self-guided walks around Cheltenham using the mobile phone App Pocket Sights.

This walk explores the historic public gardens of Cheltenham which are a legacy of the town’s popularity as a fashionable Georgian spa. A key part of the 19th-century spa experience was to be seen “promenading” and the central gardens were built in close proximity to the newly developed spas to facilitate this.

The walk starts in front of Cheltenham Town Hall in Imperial Square, and takes you around Imperial Gardens before moving on to Montpellier Gardens and finishing outside the Queens Hotel.

This walk takes you on a gentle stroll around the two parks and adjacent roads whilst providing the historical background to some of the present – and past – features and events. Refreshments are available at the Imperial Garden Bar or the Montpellier Garden Cafe.

The walk takes about an hour to complete but you can shorten it by choosing the “Skip” option to select the next point of interest you’d like to go to.

This walk is provided by Cheltenham Local History Society and was created by Jill Waller and Andrea Creedon. It is best viewed on the mobile App PocketSights.