Conveniently located on the Francis Close Hall campus and close to shops, bars and public transport, Shaftesbury Hall is perfect for those who are new to the city. With the convenience of all the facilities within walking distance, you will find it easy to maintain a balance between your social and academic life. The University of Gloucestershire is a 2-minutes’ walk away, so you can just roll out of bed and make it in time to all your lectures.
Those who love travelling will love that the nearest bus stop is only a 3-minutes’ walk away and an 18-minutes’ walk will take you to Cheltenham Coach Station. Even the Cheltenham Spa Rail Station takes approximately 20-minutes to reach by bus so you can plan weekend getaways. Tesco Superstore is a 12-minutes’ walk away for when you want to stock up on groceries.
The rooms at Shaftesbury Hall have been furnished to the highest of standards to offer maximum comfort to the students. After spending an entire day at the university, come home to relax and take a quick shower. When you are working on your assignments, make use of the high-speed internet to get the work done. Prepare delicious home-cooked meals in the fully-equipped kitchen.
During the weekends, head to the local Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham’s Racecourse or the Kingsholm Rugby Stadium, from music to sports there’s something for everyone. When you have a long weekend ahead of you, escape the town and unwind in the countryside for the day by planning a visit to the Cotswolds landscapes nearby. What’s more, Cheltenham has multiple music, arts, science, and literature festivals throughout the year which is great for socialising!