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See also: Prestbury, Cheshire

Prestbury is a medium sized village in the heart of the Cotswolds. It is on the outskirts of the larger town, Cheltenham, and forms part of the borough of Cheltenham, despite retaining its own parish council as a civil parish. It is part of the Tewkesbury parliamentary constituency, represented by Laurence Robertson MP of the Conservative Party. It gives residents and visitors alike the opportunity to go to a more urban centre of shopping and recreation, or enjoy the surrounding countryside.

The village is famous for being one of the most haunted in England, including the Headless Horseman who rides down The Burgage, and The White Lady, the Black Abbot who roam the local churchyard, and a ghostly cavalier to name just a few.

The village is also home to Prestbury Park, the Cheltenham Racecourse, which holds the world famous Gold Cup race each March.

Racehorse trainers Frenchy Nicholson and his son David Nicholson had stables in Prestbury. Notable apprentices of his include Pat Eddery, Walter Swinburn and Mouse Morris (2006 Cheltenham Gold Cup Winning Trainer with War of Attrition).

Coordinates: 51°54′50″N 2°2′30″W / 51.91389°N 2.04167°W / 51.91389; -2.04167



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