Welcome to Rohan Cheltenham from Phil and Mark
Rohan Cheltenham – 2 The Courtyard, Montpellier Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1SR
Shop Opening Times - Mon to Sat 9.30 to 5.30 Sun 11.00 to 4.00
Shop Telephone Number - 01242 257664
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a large spa town and borough in Gloucestershire, England, located on the edge of the Cotswolds. It is the home of the flagship race of British steeplechase horse racing, the Gold Cup, the main event of the Cheltenham Festival held every March. The town hosts several festivals of culture often featuring nationally and internationally famous contributors and attendees; Cheltenham Literature Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Science Festival and Cheltenham Music Festival.
The town was awarded a market charter in 1226, and has been a health and holiday resort since the discovery of mineral springs there in 1716. Horse racing began in Cheltenham in 1815, and became a major national attraction after the establishment of the Festival in 1902. On 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, the borough of Cheltenham was merged with Charlton Kings urban district to form the non-metropolitan district of Cheltenham. Four parishes — Swindon Village, Up Hatherley, Leckhampton and Prestbury — were added to the borough of Cheltenham from the borough of Tewkesbury in 1991.
Rohan Cheltenham is situated in the Montpellier area of the town centre. Although a short walk from the town centre it is well worth the walk, not only to visit us in store but also to browse Montpellier. Montpellier is known as one of the most attractive and fashionable areas of Cheltenham. Its distinctive architecture and many café’s and bars has gained Montpellier the reputation of having continental flavour. In the 18th and 19th centuries the name of French spa town of Montpellier had been a byword for a pleasant healthy place – and that name was chosen in 1809 by Henry Thompson for his newly established spa.
It was laid out in the early 18th century with attractive villas and terraces surrounding spacious ornamental gardens, now known as Montpellier Gardens. In the 1830s and 1840s specialist shops were built and Montpellier developed as a specialist shopping area, the character of which it still retains today. Most picturesque is Montpellier Walk, where shops are fronted by 32 caryatids.
Montpellier has a special place in history of Cheltenham. It is here where the first Cheltenham spring was discovered in 1716. Thanks to magnificent villas and terraces of Montpellier, Lansdown, Bayshill and Suffolks, Cheltenham gained the reputation of being one of the most beautiful town in England.
The founder of Montpellier as we know it now, was Henry Thompson, who purchased its site from the Revd De La Bere of Southam in 1801. He built himself a house which stands now in Vittoria Walk. In 1809 he opened his new Montpellier Spa and soon tree-lined ‘walks and rides’ were planted in thevicinity – now known as Montpellier Gardens.
For more information please visit: History of Montpellier and Lansdown
What’s on in Gloucestershire
Cheltenham is home to many festivals and events throughout the year.
These events include:
Jazz festival held in March
Winchcombe Walking Festival held in May
Science festival held in June
Midsummer fiesta held in July
Music festival held in July
Literature festival held in October.
For more information please visit: Explore Gloucestershire