Created By: Holst Birthplace Museum
Gustav Holst was born in Cheltenham in 1874, but did you know that two previous generations of his family lived in Cheltenham from the 1850s onwards?
Follow this tour to stroll through the centre of Cheltenham visiting the many places associated with Gustav, his father and his grandfather and ending with a visit to the Holst Birthplace Museum in Pittville.
If you still have energy after visiting the museum, do take the "Encore" by viewing the beautiful Grade 1 listed All Saints Church on All Saints Road with its many Holst associations.
The walk takes about two hours to complete but you can shorten it by choosing the "Skip" option to select the next point of interest you'd like to go to. If you'd prefer to choose your own route, just select "Free Roam Mode" when you start the tour. Please note that you need to be within 50ft of each Point of Interest for the detailed information to open up. An audio version is available under Settings.
TO START THE WALK, PLEASE STAND OUTSIDE THE BEEHIVE PUB, 1-3 MONTPELLIER VILLAS, GL50 2XE AND SELECT "START TOUR".
If you'd like to discover more, click here to read an article provided by the Holst Birthplace Museum about the Holst family's musical contribution to Cheltenham.