The Cheltenham Promenaders provide guided walking tour experiences around the historic Regency Spa town of Cheltenham.

Learn about the rich history of the town’s past. Hear anecdotes and stories about the many famous people who lived or visited the place, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, The Duke of Wellington, and Gustav Holst, to name but a few.

Discover the town’s many splendid buildings and parks. In addition, the tours include stop-offs at some of the resort’s many eating and drinking places, where you can enjoy food and drink with a taste of the town’s past.

Your Guide Philip

Our tour guide Philip dresses as the 18th century Manx sea captain Henry Skillicorne, the founder of the first spa in the town.
Philip combines his passion for local history, his character acting skills and his love of food and drink as he leads tourists, visitors and locals on heritage walks with a difference and shares his knowledge of the town’s rich past.
The tours are an excellent way to see the sights, enjoy the tastes and learn the history too!

The Tours

Ghost Tour of Cheltenham

Join our ghost hunter on a tour of the town’s streets and alleyways to search for ghosts from Cheltenham’s rich literary past.

Regency Tea Tour

Join Captain Skillicorne (tour guide – Phil) on a leisurely promenade through Regency Cheltenham, stopping to admire the history of many…

Curry & Colonels

A guided walking tour around Cheltenham and its Anglo-Indian past.
Cheltenham once called an ‘Anglo-Indian Paradise’ and the ‘Calcutta of the Cotswolds.’

The Theatre Tour

Join Captain Skillicorne (tour guide – Phil) on a leisurely saunter around the center of Cheltenham and discover the sites where once stood the leisure town’s first assembly…

Your Private Tour

Hire Philip, our guide for your very own private tour around Cheltenham.  A history tour of the town or choose from one of our themed tours.


If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend the tour.