Come and meet us in Cheltenham | Posted: 26 September 2017

Discovery Day 2017
Join the celebrations for our 9th Discovery Day which will be staged at Cheltenham Racecourse in the glorious Gloucestershire Cotswolds just outside the beautiful town of Cheltenham on Saturday 2 December 2017.

‘A Living Brochure’
Usually held every three years, Discovery Day has been described as a ‘living brochure’ for you to delve into and is a tremendous celebration of our holidays, the places we visit and the people we know.

Special guest
This year we are delighted that writer and presenter Kate Humble will be joining us as our special guest.

Meet the Inntravel 'family'
We will also be joined by hoteliers, restaurateurs, tourist boards and other partners from across Europe. Visit their stalls (many of which will be laid out with local delicacies for you to sample) and hear them talk passionately about their region, its landscapes, history, traditions and gastronomy, and what makes the area – and Inntravel holidays there – so special. If you have attended a previous Discovery Day, you will know that it is always a great day – and the perfect event at which to find inspiration for your next holiday.

Have your say
We always love to hear your accounts of our holidays, whether it’s by talking to us, through your reviews, sending us your photographs or seeing your experiences come to life on social media. So we’ll be looking forward to speaking with you, and if you want to find out more about how you can share your words or images in our brochures and magazines or on our website, come and chat with Lauren and Steve in ‘The Slow Lane'.

Come along and enjoy:
• Exhibitions and holiday ideas to spark your imagination

• Prize draw – with a chance to win one of several Inntravel holidays

• Presentations from those who know our destinations best

• Sample cheeses, wines and other delicacies from across Europe

• Meet and chat with hoteliers, Inntravel staff and other customers

• Get an early preview of our new brochures and destinations for 2018

• Our 2017 Slow Moments photographic gallery

• Booking discount of up to £120 for all visitors on the day

Why Cheltenham
Cheltenham, the 'cultural centre of The Cotswolds', is a stylish spa town with elegant Regency architecture and many fine places to eat, drink and stay. Independent shopping quarters such as Montpellier and The Suffolks offer plenty of retail therapy.

Easily accessible from the M5, Cheltenham is just over an hour away from Bristol and Birmingham and under two hours' drive from London. There are excellent transport links by rail and road to the town.

Bordering The Cotswolds, Cheltenham also offers an excellent base from which to explore the area – have a look at our exclusive 3-night break, A Taste of the Cotswolds, which includes plenty of time to visit to enjoy the delightful Cotswold scenery plus a visit to our Discovery Day.

A brief history of Cheltenham
Cheltenham, or Cheltenham Spa as it is often known, is a regency spa town located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire. It has been a health and holiday spa resort ever since the discovery of mineral springs here in 1716.

Cheltenham's famous tree-lined promenades and elegant gardens surrounding its spas were first designed by Captain Henry Skillicorne (1678–1763), a retired master mariner who is credited with being the first to recognise and exploit the region’s mineral waters. With beautiful walks and gardens backed by sweeping views of the spectacular Gloucestershire countryside, the town soon began to attract the gentry and nobility from across the county, keen to experience the healing properties of the town’s spas.

However, it was the visit of King George III and Queen Charlotte and their family in 1788 that really put Cheltenham on the map. The spa waters can still be sampled at the Pittville Pump Room, built in 1830 as part of the expansion of the town. Its wealth is also reflected in the grand railway station, named Cheltenham Spa, and for its Regency architecture, said to be "the most complete regency town in England". Many of the buildings are listed, including the Cheltenham Synagogue, and the Town Hall built in 1902 to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.

There are a number of fine museums to visit, too, most notably the Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum which houses an excellent collection of decorative arts from the Arts & Crafts Movement; and the Holst Birthplace Museum which contains personal effects of the composer of The Planets Suite, including his piano. Cheltenham has four theatres: the Everyman, the Playhouse, the Bacon and the Parabola Arts Centre, and one of the largest croquet clubs in the country, and is home to the headquarters of the national body of the sport, the Croquet Association. The parish church is Cheltenham Minster, St Mary's, the only surviving medieval building in the town.

We’d love to see you!

How to book your free place

To join us in Cheltenham on 2 December 2017, you simply need to provide us with your contact details and let us know whether you’d prefer to attend the morning (10am-1pm) or afternoon (2pm-5pm) session. We’ll then email your tickets nearer the time.

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