Cheltenham Festival & Gold Cup

An ever-popular Cotswold Event…

The Gold Cup is, quite simply, one of the greatest events in the UK sporting calendar, and a firm favourite of all Cotswold events. Enjoy the excitement with us, and make the most of the inspiring Cotswold setting and exceptional hospitality as well as the finest in horse racing.

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is a Grade 1 National Hunt horse race in the United Kingdom for five-year-old and above horses run over a distance of 3 miles 2½ furlongs (5,331 meters) on the Course at Cheltenham Racecourse during the Cheltenham Festival in March. There are twenty-two fences to be jumped in the race.

It was first run in 1924, and is the most prestigious chase in the United Kingdom. The most successful horse in Gold Cup history was Golden Miller, who won five times from 1932. Three other horses have won the race three times consecutively – Cottage Rake in 1948-1950, Arkle in 1964-1966 and Best Mate in 2002-2004.

A visit to Cheltenham can be as formal or relaxed as you choose. On one occasion you might get a group of friends together to share a box or take a table in the Panoramic Restaurant. On another, you could simply walk leisurely around and soak up the atmosphere in the paddock, on the lawn or around the stands, in the Centaur or Best Mate enclosure. You may already have your favourite spot from which to watch the racing – make one of our hotels your special spot to end the day!

The Broadway Hotel - 15 miles

Only 15 miles from Cheltenham, The Broadway hotel makes an ideal base for attending Cheltenham Gold Cup Festival. The Broadway Hotel is the ideal venue for your stay and there will be no shortage of company in the Country Bar when you want to discuss the great events of the day!!!

We strongly advise customers wishing to use taxi and private hire transport to travel to the races to pre-book the services at your earliest convenience.

Please call the hotel reception team after making your reservation, for local contact telephone numbers.

The Swan Hotel - 19 miles

The Swan Hotel is the ideal venue for your stay and there will be no shortage of company in the hotel bar when you want to discuss the great events of the day.

The Swan Hotel is 19 miles from the Cheltenham racecourse. We strongly advise customers wishing to use taxi and private hire transport to travel to the races to pre-book the services at your earliest convenience.

Please call the hotel reception team, after making your reservation, for local contact telephone numbers.

The Manor House - 21 miles

The Manor House Hotel is 21 miles from the Cheltenham Racecourse.

The Manor House Hotel is the ideal venue for your stay and there will be no shortage of company in the bar when you want to discuss the great events of the day.

We strongly advise customers wishing to use taxi and private hire transport to travel to the races to pre-book the service at your earliest convenience.

Please call the hotel reception team, after making your reservation for local contact telephone numbers.

The Bay Tree Hotel - 24 miles

The Bay Tree Hotel is 24 miles from the Cheltenham racecourse. We strongly advise customers wishing to use taxi and private hire transport to travel to the races to pre-book the services at your earliest convenience.

Please call the hotel reception team, after booking your accommodation, for local contact telephone numbers. All rates are per room per night based on two people sharing a double/twin room and inclusive of full English breakfast and VAT. Some dates have a minimum stay restriction.

The Bear of Rodborough - 24 miles

The Bear of Rodborough is 24 miles from the Cheltenham racecourse.We strongly advise customers wishing to use taxi and private hire transport to travel to the races to pre-book the services at your earliest convenience.

Please call the hotel reception team, after booking your accommodation, for local contact telephone numbers.

The Lamb Inn - 24 miles

The Lamb Inn is 24 miles from the Cheltenham racecourse.

We strongly advise customers wishing to use taxi and private hire transport to travel to the races to pre-book the service at your earliest convenience.

Please call the hotel reception team, after making your reservation for local contact telephone numbers.

The Close Hotel - 25 miles

The Close Hotel is just 25 miles from Cheltenham Racecourse, making it an ideal venue for your visit to the Festival and Gold Cup. Plus, there will be no shortage of company in the bar when you want to discuss the day’s events!

We strongly advise customers wishing to use taxi and private hire transport to travel to the races to pre-book the service at your earliest convenience.

Please call the hotel reception team, after making your reservation for local contact telephone numbers.

Hare & Hounds Hotel - 35 miles

The Hare and Hounds Hotel is 35 miles from the Cheltenham racecourse.

We strongly advise customers wishing to use taxi and private hire transport to travel to the races to pre-book the service at your earliest convenience.

Please call the hotel reception team after making your reservation for local contact telephone numbers.

Stay at one of our beautiful hotels

After a successful day at the races, what could be better than celebrating your wins with something fizzy in one of our typical Cotswold inns?

Even if your horse didn’t break any records, make sure you’ve booked a stay in one of our beautiful hotels, for a spot of pampering and relaxation to make your trip complete.

For major race meetings, accommodation gets booked up well in advance, so make your enquiry early to avoid disappointment.

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