racecourses across the uk
The UK is home to many of the biggest horse races taking place in the world. Through the entire year you can attend horse racing across the UK on various racecourses.
We have gathered the UK racecourse hosting the biggest events in the UK on one page, making it easy for you to get an overview.
Cheltenham is the undoubted ‘home’ of National Hunt racing in Great Britain and Ireland. Situated in the lee of the Cotswold Hills (Cleeve Hill overlooks it), it provides a stunning setting for the sport’s most prestigious races and for four days in March the nearby town is besieged by racegoers attending the Cheltenham Festival, the most important of all the racing festivals. This comprises of 27 races, including the Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase, and crowds of over 50,000+ are the norm with every vantage point taken.
There are currently 59 racecourses in Great Britain, from Perth in Scotland to Newton Abbot in Deveon, not to mention a further 26 racecourses in Ireland. All are unique with their own idiosyncrasies and, unless you’ve been following racing for years, you will be wondering which way round the horses run (either left or right-handed) and whether the draw makes any difference.