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Your stay in the heart of the Cotswolds


The Cheltenham Ladies' College & Dean Close School

IAS Summer School is based either at Cheltenham Ladies' College or Dean Close. These outstanding venues are both located at the heart of the beautiful Regency town of Cheltenham. 


Founded in 1853, the Cheltenham Ladies' College has a worldwide reputation for excellence. The beautiful 23 acre estate comprises a main College site, complete with Harry Potteresque period architecture, stunning gardens and an award winning Arts Centre as well as a fully-equipped Sports centre.


"The Dean Close Memorial School" was founded in 1886 and named after the Very Reverend Francis Close, Dean of Carlisle Cathedral. Alumni include the poet James Elroy Flecker, and the artist Francis Bacon. The School occupies the largest private land area in the town. Dean Close is a member of the  Choir Schools' Association.








A very warm welcome awaits you in Cheltenham - the cultural centre of the Cotswolds.


Cheltenham was specifically designed in its 18th and 19th century heyday as a health resort for wealthy visitors, the legacy of which is an exceptional range of quality accommodation, restaurants and entertainment in an elegant Regency spa town.


Conveniently less than a hundred miles from London, Cheltenham provides easy access from all parts of the UK and abroad and is an ideal base for touring the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Bristol and Bath.


Regency town houses, with intricate ironwork balconies and painted stucco facades, line the historic leafy Promenade, squares and terraces.

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