Cheltenham Racecourse Caravan Club Site (REF : CTH)

Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH

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  • Cycling
  • Dogs

Why stay here ...

Situated right on the edge of an elegant spa town, Cheltenham Racecourse Club Site is a desirable site and the perfect base from which to explore the delights of the area. The town of Cheltenham is just one and a half miles from the caravan site through a nearby park, or you can use the convenient regular transport service provided by the Park and Ride. The site is also well placed for visiting the city of Gloucester with its Cathedral and other historic buildings. 50 of the 76 pitches on site are hardstanding so you have a very good chance of securing a hardstanding pitch which gives you more opportunity to tour even when the weather is bad!

Cheltenham Racecourse Club Site puts a wealth of fun activities within easy reach. With its tree-lined promenade and colonnaded buildings, the Regency Spa town is an absolute pleasure for the pedestrian. Regent Arcade provides a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants and you will want to take in the sight of the delightful Wishing Fish Clock. The Everyman Theatre is available for those wanting to experience a little culture as well as enjoying the scenic views of its well maintained gardens. Why not experience the thrill of the races? Famed for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, held every year in March, the racecourse has fixtures throughout the year. All in all, the caravan site offers enough memorable attractions to keep visitors returning time and again.

Non-EHU pitch discount

Book a non-electric hook-up economy pitch at this site for an excellent low price! Find out more about non-EHU pitch discounts.

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

Yes

Non-electric (hardstanding)

Yes

Non-electric (grass)

Yes

Serviced (electric & hardstanding)
Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

Walking notes:

A good walking route near the site is the circular walk around the outside of the racecourse, but please don't walk on the racecourse itself. There is also a circular walk around Cheltenham which is 25 minutes away on foot and the Cleeve Hills are nearby.

Supermarket notes:

The closest is Tesco in Bishops Cleeve, about 2.5 miles from the site.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

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Directions

From the north: leave the M5 at junction 9. From the south: leave the M5 at junction 11. Then from all directions follow signposts to Cheltenham and the brown racecourse signs. At the roundabout at the edge of the racecourse follow Club signs. The site is inside the racecourse.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
GL50 4SH
GPS:
Lat 51.917412 / Lon -2.065987
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OS field ref:
SO955244
OS map ref:
163
Handbook map ref:
G5

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Cheltenham centre, Cheltenham General Hospital, Gloucester Royal Hospital
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Cheltenham
  • Nearest train station: Cheltenham
  • Train station within 5 miles

Activities

Racing at Cheltenham

Cheltenham Racecourse 2019 Race Dates (during site opening dates):

Daytime Racing - 18 & 19 April

Evening Race - 3 May

A changing programme of events takes place at the Racecourse - please call the site or visit the Cheltenham Racecourse website for the most up to date information.

Free racing: Races can be viewed free of charge by members as pitches are within the "Best Mate" enclosures, however you are welcome to pay to transfer to any other enclosure.

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Not your usual site

We have stayed here a few times and whilst its not your usual site its an excellent base for visiting Cheltenham and riding the GWSR, You can easily walk or catch the bus from the Park & Ride into Cheltenham, and the GWSR station is a short walk away, as is a shop if you need the basics. Regarding the comment being unwelcoming for families it's not a site for young children as there is no play area and its an open site with few clearly defined pitches. So maybe designating it an adult only site is a good idea. The facilities are good, but leveling blocks are essential.
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Unwelcoming for families

We stayed here recently with our 9 year girl and six year old boy. We were made to feel very unwelcome by the people staying there (not the people who were running the site) who tended to be older than us. Our children were shouted at constantly for riding their bikes around the site by one man from the door way of his caravan and also got told off for playing with a small bouncy ball by another. It frightened him so much that my 6 year old refused to leave the motor home. The atmosphere ruined the weekend for us which was a shame as we were looking forward to going to the local food festival. My advice would be to make this adult only if the type of people we encounted are regulars.
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Peace and quiet, nice stay

Nice facilities, good quality and clean. You'll need levelling blocks. Great views, and we walked up to the GWSR station for an outing on a steam train. Right next to park and ride for buses into Cheltenham.
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Enjoy staying somewhere different!

Inexpensive, different, relaxed and terrific views. Yes you need levelling blocks and the non grass pitches are on what could be described as an asphalt car park but the facilities are clean and modern, the wardens all lovely and the views are stunning. You may need a longer rather than shorter hook up cable We were right by the race track and had a great stay. The weather was glorious but had it been wet, at least you wouldn’t be walking mud into your caravan or motorhome. Plenty of space between pitches and set out in such a way that you all get the view of the racecourse from the lower pitches. We took the bus into Cheltenham from the park and ride site opposite the site. Cheltenham is great for shopping and sight seeing, lots to do and some very nice dog friendly eating places too. Would happily have stayed a little longer than the 3 nights we booked if we had been able to. Looking forward to returning for a bit more retail therapy and relaxation.

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Cheltenham Race Course

An inexpensive overnight stay here on a non EHU pitch proved to be a good choice. Most of the non EHU pitches are down by the rails so have an excellent view over the race course and the Cotswolds escarpment. There are also glimpses of the newly opened popular steam railway running from a nearby station (easy walking distance) where the train runs to Broadway.The race course itself is immaculate and the site is well away from traffic but expect noise on race days. There is a good park nearby with the old pump rooms where you can walk to town or easily catch a bus. Cheltenham is very pleasant but we missed out on seeing it this time. Spacious facilities on site although the motorhome emptying point is small and awkward. The site isn't easy for dog owners as it's well inside the race course but for a short stop we managed.

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Telephone:
01242 523102

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Race Days in 2019

Enjoy racing at Cheltenham Racecourse on 18 April, 19 April and 3 May.

Arrivals on race days in April and October have to be before 10am, with no vehicle movement between noon and 7pm. Arrivals on May race days have to be before noon with no vehicle movement between 4pm and 9pm.

Visit the Cheltenham Racecourse website for the most up to date information.