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Retirementmove City Guides: Retiring in Cheltenham

Published: 11 September 2019

Where to go 

With its busy town and peaceful countryside, Cheltenham is very popular for retirees and there are a lot of retirement properties in Cheltenham to choose from.
Cheltenham is known as the cultural centre for the Cotswolds and can sometimes be referred to as ‘Cheltenham Spa’. Cheltenham is rather a quaint town in Gloucestershire in the West region of England.

Cheltenham is famously known for its racecourse in Prestburys Park and hosts the National Hunt horse racing. There is lots to do in the town, with its many theatres and museums, lido, restaurants and cafes. 

Top tip!  If you like outdoor swimming, why not visit Sandford Parks Lido and concessions get a discount on season tickets! 

There are lots of green open spaces in and around Cheltenham, the main ones are Hatherley Park with Sandford Park nearby and slightly North is Pittville Park.

There are a few good shopping places in Cheltenham, there’s Regents Arcade with Cheltenham Promenade nearby or there’s the Gallagher Shopping Centre which is well worth a visit.

Clubs and associations for older people in Cheltenham
The Windsor Street Care Centre in Cheltenham runs a regular lunch club for older people in Cheltenham. They provide a low cost lunch followed by quizzes and games.

Age UK Gloucestershire offers help to older people and their families. The services they provide include: information and advice, support when coming home from hospital, support for local older veterans, a dementia project and much more.

Hospitals and Medical Facilities in Cheltenham
There are a few hospitals in Bath – the Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital, Cheltenham General Hospital and the Spire Clinic which is a private hospital.

Where to Live in Cheltenham
Cheltenham is a great city to retire to and there are several wonderful retirement developments dotted around the city. These include: Jenner Court, Willoughby Place, and Lewis Carroll Lodge. View all retirement homes for sale in Cheltenham and the surrounding area.

Retirement Homes for sale in Cheltenham

jenner court

Jenner Court build by house builder McCarthy & Stone.

Do you still like the idea of retiring to a city, but decided that retiring to Cheltenham is not for you? Why not read another article in the series. These include: Liverpool, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester, London, Sheffield, Bristol or Leeds.