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Cheltenham Gold Cup Festival

Posted by Gemma Dillon on 02/16/2023 (Updated 06/27/2023), Category: Article
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Cheltenham’s Gold Cup Festival is a renowned sporting event in the UK and a must for horse racing enthusiasts worldwide. The following Gold Cup Festival is taking place in March 2023.

What is Cheltenham Gold Cup Festival?

The Gold Cup Festival is a hugely popular horse racing event attended by over 70,000 people this year. It is well known by avid horse racing fans and the general public as a famous British event. It is one of the top 10 most attended sporting events in the UK annually.

The event is over four days each March, with 2023’s dates currently set as Tuesday 14th March – Friday 17 March 2023.

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What to expect in 2023

The festival’s first day has previously seen course records broken on more than one occasion, so it is not one to be missed. The second day of the event is Ladies’ day, which sees women attending the festival dressing to impress. Day three of the festival is St Patrick’s. Thursday sees the horses and jockeys put on a show for a star-studded crowd of visitors. The festival wraps up on day four in the exciting finale.

Watch the highlights from day one of 2022

You can learn more about which races take place on which day here.

More than horse racing

Horse racing is just one of the aspects of attending the festival. It is the opportunity to take part in a unique social activity. Groups of friends and families gather in Cheltenham to head to the races.

The festival is lively, with attendees often enjoying some bubbly at Cheltenham Racecourse’s bars. The festivities often continue into the evening in Cheltenham’s town centre, particularly on St Patrick’s Day, which coincides with the festival. The festival is attended by many Irish visitors who celebrate the day out in Cheltenham after attending the gold cup festival.

Something else the festival is known for is fashion. Although Cheltenham Racecourse does not have a specific dress code like some other race venues, smart wear is advised and well adhered to by festival goers. Attendees often dress to the nines and then some, with ladies often wearing eccentric statement headwear pieces. This is best-showcased on the Ladies’ Day of the festival, in which women attendees are encouraged to go all-out with their outfits.

Read about fashion dos and don’ts

Your Gold Cup Accommodation

The Gold Cup Festival is Cheltenham’s most popular event each year. Given the number of attendees each year, planning as much in advance as possible is essential to avoid disappointment. Here at Luxury Apartments, we have a selection of handpicked properties available, and you can book your Cheltenham gold cup accommodation for the 2023 Festival today.

Here are three property highlights:

26 Lansdown Parade

(5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms)

An impressive five-bedroom house ideal for friends sharing, who want the best Gold Cup stay in Cheltenham. With a driveway big enough to park up to 5 cars, there’s plenty of parking even if guests are joining from multiple destinations. Inside, Lansdown Parade houses a modern kitchen perfect for large groups and three sitting rooms, one of which opens up onto the lovely (and spacious) back garden.

Elizabeth Mews

(2 Bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms)

A stunning detached house in one of the most desirable locations in Cheltenham, just a stone’s throw away from Montpellier’s cafes, bars, and boutiques. Elizabeth Mews features a lovely garden with enough seating for four to enjoy the green space.

32 Evesham Road

(1 bedroom, 1 bathroom)

Located just opposite the edge of Pittville Park, yet only half a mile to the high street, this 1-bedroom luxury serviced apartment in Cheltenham races accommodation offers the best of both worlds. The lounge benefits from two large sash windows allowing light to flood. Two comfy armchairs and a sofa are set around the Smart TV and a feature fireplace, a great place to unwind at the end of a busy day. The private garden includes an outdoor sofa with four, offering the perfect place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine and the evening sun.

These are a handful of our properties. Explore our full range of Gold Cup Accommodations here.

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Discover your stay

Every home has a complete 3D tour. Take your time exploring so you can book with confidence.

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Pittville Apartment

2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
1022 sq/ft

Wellington Square, Cheltenham, UK

From £135 p/n

Pittville Apartment

2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
1022 sq/ft

Wellington Square, Cheltenham, UK

From £135 p/n

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36 Queens apartment

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
624 sq/ft

36 Queen's Road, Cheltenham GL50 2LT, UK

From £105 p/n

36 Queens apartment

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
624 sq/ft

36 Queen's Road, Cheltenham GL50 2LT, UK

From £105 p/n

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Pittville Lawn

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Free Permit Parking
750 sq/ft

2 Pittville Lawn, Cheltenham, UK

From £105 p/n

Pittville Lawn

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Free Permit Parking
750 sq/ft

2 Pittville Lawn, Cheltenham, UK

From £105 p/n

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Pittville House

4 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
4500 sq/ft

Wellington Square, Cheltenham, UK

From £450 p/n

Pittville House

4 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
4500 sq/ft

Wellington Square, Cheltenham, UK

From £450 p/n

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18 Tivoli Mews

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
430 sq/ft

18 Tivoli Mews, Cheltenham GL50 2UX, UK

From £88 p/n

18 Tivoli Mews

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
430 sq/ft

18 Tivoli Mews, Cheltenham GL50 2UX, UK

From £88 p/n

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Glensanda

4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
1775 sq/ft

3 Glensanda Court, Montpellier Spa Road, Cheltenham GL50 1UF, UK

From £190 p/n

Glensanda

4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
1775 sq/ft

3 Glensanda Court, Montpellier Spa Road, Cheltenham GL50 1UF, UK

From £190 p/n

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