Cheltenham is a historic but cosmopolitan hub at the western edge of the rustic Cotswolds. Its streets are largely intact since its heyday as an 18th century spa resort. It is an affluent town with well-heeled residents. It features one of England’s most beautiful streets, the Promenade, a wide, tree lined boulevard lined with imposing buildings. The most striking of these buildings is the Municipal Offices. Continuing from here, you will reach the Imperial Gardens on the way to Montpellier, the city’s most fashionable district with a dizzying array of shops, bars, and cafes. The Pittville Pump Room was once used as a spa and is today used as a concert hall. It is a fine example of Regency architecture. The town’s excellent Art Gallery and Museum are worth a visit for the depiction of Cheltenham life through the ages. The Holst Birthplace Museum pays tribute to the composer born here and includes the piano on which he composed most of his work.