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The month of love

Top (mate) date ideas in Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s, Palentine’s or Galentine’s this February, treat those you love to something special.

Here’s our top picks of where to head to across Cheltenham and Gloucester for some meaningful moments together.

Get outside

Nothing says quality time like a long walk in the fresh air, and Gloucestershire has some beautiful spots. Cheltenham’s Pittville Park is a great place to grab a coffee and wander through. There’s even rowing boats you can hire if you fancy your own The Notebook moment (hopefully minus the torrential rain).

If you want incredible views, head to Cooper’s Hill overlooking Gloucester, or Cleeve Hill in Cheltenham – Gloucestershire’s highest peak. Both are great places to explore, take in the views and spend quality time with your partner or friends.

Gloucester cathedral

If you’re a history buff or just love exploring pretty places, Gloucester Cathedral ticks off both. Take your date or friends here and soak in the tranquil and romantic atmosphere. There’s even events held in the spectacular space, such as a spellbinding concert featuring the music from Harry Potter (some of the movies’ scenes were filmed here!).

Take advantage of student deals

Armed with your student card, your opportunities for a fun, budget-friendly night out are endless. If you’re in Cheltenham, why not head to The Brewery Quarter? Here, you can grab discounts at Cineworld, Hollywood Bowl, Escape Hunt and Mr Mulligan’s mini-golf! Or why not visit the recently opened Roxy Lanes on the high street?

In Gloucester, take your mates or date to Gloucester Quays, and you’ll bag discounts at heaps of shops in the outlet, as well as money off restaurants like Zizzi’s, Pizza Express and The Real Greek.

Explore a museum or gallery

Fancy yourself as a bit of a culture vulture? Why not head to Cheltenham’s The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum, or The Museum of Gloucester? Both are free to visit, home to a variety of exhibitions and are popular with our students (the good coffee and pastries in the café also have something to do with this…).


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♬ Good To Be – Mark Ambor

Whether you’re looking for a group activity or intimate date spot, Cheltenham and Gloucester have the best of both, so you can celebrate the day of love in a way that suits you.