Get the best of Cheltenham – with or without your car

Whether you are coming to Cheltenham to shop on a busy Saturday or at a quieter time, the BID has some top tips on the best ways to get here.

The first step is to decide whether you really need to bring your car into the town. If not, use the park-and-ride sites at Cheltenham Racecourse or Arle Court or catch one of the regular bus services. More information here

But if you do need to bring your car, here are our tips on the car parks that are likely to be the easiest to access. Follow our directions and then look out for the car park signs.

With all these directions, on leaving the car park you can head back out of town without crossing Cheltenham town centre.

COMING FROM THE NORTH (Evesham, Bishop’s Cleeve): Head down the A435 Evesham Road. Turn right into Clarence Road to access Portland Street, North Place or The Brewery Quarter car parks. Turn left (also Clarence Road) to access Town Centre East, John Lewis, Sherborne Place and St James Street car parks. Top tip: Sherborne Place is usually the last car park to fill up

COMING FROM THE SOUTH: (Gloucester, M5 junction 11): Head along the A40 and bear left onto Lansdown Road, then onto Montpellier Walk (A4015). On The Promenade, turn right into Imperial Square (A46) to access Regent Arcade and Rodney Road car parks. Or turn left into St George’s Road at Neptune’s Fountain to access Chelt Walk, St George’s Road and Royal Well car parks. Top tip: Chelt Walk is often quiet at weekends

COMING FROM THE WEST: (Tewkesbury, M5 junction 10): Head along A4019 Tewkesbury Road to access West End, High Street, Portland Street, North Place or The Brewery Quarter car parks. Top tip: Many drivers miss West End car park but it’s a short walk into the town centre

COMING FROM THE EAST (Cirencester, Oxford): From the A40, head along the A435 London Road. Turn right into St James Street to access St James Street, Town Centre East, John Lewis and Sherborne Place car parks. Turn left into Bath Road for Bath Parade car park. Top tip: Sherborne Place is usually the last car park to fill up

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