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Flights to and accommodation in Cheltenham

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Flights to and accommodation in Cheltenham

Hi everyone,

Just wondering...is Birmingham the nearest airport to Cheltenham? I'm coming from Dublin and plan on flying Ryanair. Are there good public transport connections from the airport to Cheltenham?

Also, can anyone please recommend a nice hotel, guesthouse or B&B (preferably a nice romantic, old-fashioned one!) that isn't too far from the racecourse? And how far is the town from the racecourse?

Many thanks in advance for all your help!

Chester, United...
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1. Re: Flights to and accommodation in Cheltenham

There's not a lot to choose between either Birmingham or Bristol airports. Both are served from Dublin by Ryanair.

Both are pretty easy to reach Cheltenham from. From Birmingham airport you'll need a train to Birmingham New Street then change for Cheltenham. Or from Bristol Airport, take the bus to Bristol Temple Meads and then the train to Cheltenham.

The racecourse is a little over a mile from the town center, maybe a mile and a half from the railway station. During the festival there are shuttle buses from the station.

Sorry I can't help with hotel or B&B.

London, United...
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2. Re: Flights to and accommodation in Cheltenham

I would check with the local tourist office, but my understanding is that most places are booked up about a year in advance, especially nice ones that are convenient for the racecource.

I have a seen a steam train that runs from Toddington in the Cotswolds into Cheltenham (about 15 miles). It may that looking around there will provide options.

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