From High St to Montpellier Rd

Today we packed our things, checked out of our hotel and took the bus to Cheltenham. The Bus took about an hour to get us there. We thought about taking the train but the bus was simpler for us. I don't think we really knew how to purchase train tickets and figure out which trains to take yet.





 Our friend picked us up from the bus stop and brought us back to his friends place where we stayed for two nights. It was very kind of them to let us stay there.
This is a clock in the shopping centre we walked through. They don't say mall in the UK for some reason.
We checked out a music store that was a hipster one stop shop. It had you music, books and vintage clothing all in one place. Give me convenience or give me death! It was HMV with vintage clothing and more vinyl.
 We then went for a walk around Cheltenham to see their history and sights.

 We went inside St. Mary's church, but it was awkward, so we left. We weren't used to going in churches just to take a look around. All the tourists do it but the people inside were just staring at us and it was a small church.


 We continued on our walk checking out the cool buildings. Our friend did his best to explain what he knew about his hometown.



We saw an old Fire Station and Synagogue.
The Synagogue was located on the aptly named Synagogue Lane. Probably not a coincidence. ;)




Cheltenham is not a big place but it has some pretty grand looking buildings. We were impressed with all there was to see.

Municipal Office


We were really lucky with the weather as it was perfect for walking around. This would not have been as fun if it was raining.

Town Hall.



Our friend had a friend that recently passed away unfortunately. He showed us the bench in memory of his friend that was located in the park.


Uh oh. I spoke too soon about the wonderful weather. The grey clouds started to roll in.

Montpellier Road


We had a quick tour of the rest of the posh area of town.




Opps wrong spot to lean. Awkward. There was a questionable statue in Cheltenham.

 After our walk, we stopped at "The Old Restoration" pub for a drink. It is the oldest pub in Cheltenham. We liked it. We are amused by old buildings and stuff.

 We went back to the house and waited for our friends to come home. We went out for dinner at the Wetherspoons. We had a veggie burger, and a burrito which which we asked for vegan without cheese and mayo. (Edit note: Turns out our server was wrong and the Wetherspoons burrito can't be made vegan and neither could the burger. There has been some changes at Wetherspoons so maybe the burger is fine now. Wetherspoons do have a few vegan options. See here.) This pub also displayed Carroll's images of Alice.
After dinner we went back to the house and watched "Aladdin" and "Identity Thief" then went to bed.

Thank you for reading. If you enjoyed this post and want to see more of Gloucestershire, check out our post on "Road Trippin' Through the Cotswolds"

Comments

  1. I was loving the churches and the Town Hall - you did a great job showing how beautiful they are with your photos. But then I got to you and the statue and just about died laughing. Now my kids think either I'm insane for laughing at my computer, or I'm lying and not really working for my blog after all.

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    1. Haha, we were a little shocked to see it ourselves.. You just never know what you are going to see.

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  2. I'm in love with all the architecture there, the churches are so stunning and breath taking!! I love the feeling they have and all the history on them

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    1. England is full of amazing Architecture.

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  3. Looks like you all got to see some great stuff! Happy Travels!

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  4. What a cool city. You look like you are having a blast.

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  5. These photos are so pretty. This looks like a great place to travel too and check out.

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  6. I long to visit UK and if I do, I hope to see Cheltenham, too. Lovely pictures you have shared.

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  7. I am in love with England! The architecture is stunning and the atmosphere in that city seems amazing. You made me jealous :))

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  8. The music store looked totally awesome! I don't think I've ever seen one with vintage clothing, what a neat idea! Love it!

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  9. Love the cathedrals and statues! We have to go here someday soon.

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