Visit Cheltenham in the Autumn

Visit Cheltenham for Your Christmas Shopping and Stay Near Cheltenham Racecourse

Visit Cheltenham in November for some early Christmas shopping or why not visit the racecourse for the famous Open race weekend 15-17 November – Portland Apartments offer a great alternative to hotels near Cheltenham racecourse and provide great access with a central location.

Shopping in Cheltenham is one of life's pleasures. Autumnal window displays, wide avenues, relaxed arcades, hidden boutiques and a great variety of shops, provide a truly enjoyable shopping experience in an unrivalled atmosphere.

Take a stroll to Montpellier and The Suffolks where you will find a truly continental flavour and an abundance of specialist boutiques and gift shops, together with pavement cafes and fashionable wine bars. Cheltenham is an important centre for collectors of antiques. There is a concentration of well-established antiques dealers in the Montpellier and Suffolks areas. Watch out for Antiques and Collectors Fairs staged at the Cheltenham Racecourse on Sundays. Explore, shop and enjoy!

As the November and December nights draw in, Christmas Markets spring up all over the UK. There is nothing better to lift winter spirits than flickering candlelight, the smell of evergreens, the aroma of holiday goodies and the glow of market booths and stalls filled to bursting with tempting, exotic goods. Visit Cheltenham’s Christmas market along the Promenade and soak up the atmosphere.

Combining three days of top class racing, the joys of The Open Shopping Village and an electric atmosphere at Jump racing’s most famous arena, The Open makes for one of the highlights of the British racing calendar. Thousands of visitors flock to Cheltenham to watch their equine heroes fight it out up the famous Cheltenham hill to the Winning Post, against the stunning backdrop of Cleeve Hill. The second biggest meeting held at Cheltenham outside of The Festival.