Cheltenham is situated very near to the river Chelt and is part of the Cotswolds in the south-west region of England. At the end of 2011, The Guardian newspaper ran a survey and discovered that 41 multi-millionaires lived in Cheltenham which is the fourth highest per capita in England. The unemployment rate in Cheltenham is also well below the national average being 2.7% compared to the national average of 7.9%.
Cheltenham is home to Lansdown Cresent which is a regency period terrace which was built in the 1830’s and designed by John Buonarotti Papworth. Charlton Park is located one mile south-east of Cheltenham city centre. Originally, it was a historic park and mansion that covered 72 acres of land. The mansion has recorded dates dating back to the 13th century but over many years many changes were made developing it into an 18th century classically styled mansion. Since 1935 the mansion and land has seen considerably development into private housing most of the development being made between 1976 and 1983. A fine example of Cheltenham’s Regency architecture is the Pitville Pump Room http://www.visitcheltenham.com/things-to-do/pittville-pump-room-p133013
Horse racing first became popular in Cheltenham in 1815 and it has subsequently become one of the most important race courses in Britain with its highlights being their spring meeting when the famous Cheltenham Gold Cup is run. This meeting was first introduced in 1902and is now attended by a multitude of people from all over Britain and Ireland. http://cheltenham.thejockeyclub.co.uk/