Ellenborough Park is located in one of England’s favourite destinations, the Cotswolds. An area known for its sleepy villages, rolling countryside and warm, honey-coloured stone. Landscape and architecture harmonise perfectly together and views would be familiar to visitors of centuries ago as they will be of those of today.
Nearby villages include Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden and many others, known for their visual pleasures. They feature Cotswolds architecture which is conveyed by the word ‘unspoilt’.
Ellenborough Park is only ten minutes from Cheltenham Spa. Upon the discovery of the Medicinal Spring, Cheltenham became a place of great Resort, and frequented by the best Ranks in Society.
Ellenborough Park offers both the vibrant Regency town of Cheltenham or the sleepy villages of the Cotswolds, allowing guests to experience delightful shops or noteworthy historical structures.
The races at Cheltenham are set in the beautiful natural surroundings of the Cotswolds Hills and feature the very best horses competing in the very best races.
Ellenborough Park sits at the bottom of Cleeve Hill, the highest point in the Cotswolds hill range and where Cheltenham’s first races were held in August 1818. Its popularity soared over the next decade with crowds of 30,000 visiting and was eventually moved to Prestbury Park in 1831. This is still the current home of the racing and the hotel has views across the race track.
The highlight of the Jump season is The Festival in March, with its four days of racing action, it’s consider one of the most valuable and prestigious fixtures.
Guests staying during all the race meetings can use the private track to the Racecourse from the hotel during the season. The first races are at The Showcase in October and run to the last race meeting at the end of April, the Hunter Chase Evening.