Here in Cheltenham we enjoy fantastic festivals all year round from literature and jazz to science. However, it would be fair to say our most famous festival of all is ‘The Festival’, the shining jewel in the National Hunt calendar held once a year in March. The Cheltenham Gold Cup festival entails 4 days of magic, magnificence and madness, played out on a stage framed by the breath-taking vista of the Cotswold Hills.
For those of you who are not familiar with this festival, here is a brief history on our magnificent racecourse: the first organised flat race meeting in Cheltenham took place in 1815 on Nottingham Hill, with the first races on Cleeve Hill in August 1818. In 1831 the racecourse was moved to Prestbury Park its current location.
This four day event gathers and entices many famous faces, not forgetting members of the Royal family such as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Last year Zara Philips, Princess Anne and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall all attended Ladies Day, a Cheltenham’s version of Royal Ascot, filled with stunning hats, fascinators and beautiful attire.
If you are visiting Cheltenham Races this month and haven’t yet decided on an outfit, take a look at our Spring collection online. Whether you are looking for something classic or maybe something more contemporary, we have a wide selection of suitable outfits on offer.
Our favourite piece in the office for race day would be our luxurious blue tweed suit, perfect for any of you visiting on Ladies Day or The Gold Cup.
Here's hoping for some welcome bright and warm spring weather! Order now to ensure you receive your items in time.