Cheltenham is a small town in the county of Gloucestershire with a population of around 116,306. It is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. According to Wikipedia, Cheltenham had a discovery of mineral springs in the year 1716, which lead to the town becoming known as a health and holiday spa town. The River Chelt flows through the town.
Cheltenham is also known for hosting several festivals of culture, including the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Literature Festival, Cheltenham Science Festival, Cheltenham Music Festival, and the Cheltenham Cricket Festival.
Cheltenham Festival is an important National Hunt racing gathering which takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse. It is also very popular with Irish visitors as the events coincide with St. Patrick’s Day. The Gold Cup is the main event of the Cheltenham Festival and is held every March. It is a competition of Horse Racing, which began in Cheltenham in 1815. The horse racing became a major national attraction after the Festival was established in 1902. Every year, the festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every day. This large number of tourists causes a significant impact on the town, generating substantial amounts of income for the local businesses. Accountants in Cheltenham can be easily contacted to help with financial needs.
Pate’s Grammar School is the oldest school in Cheltenham, which was founded in 1574. The first of the public schools of the Victorian period was Cheltenham Ladies’ College, which was founded in 1841. Dean Close School was founded in 1886.