List of British Racecourses

The UK is blessed with many amazing horse racing courses spread across the entire country, so no matter where you are you are, you are certain to find a racecourse to attend should you fancy a day at the races with friends, family or on our own.

Here at British Racecourses, we have reviewed all the racecourses in Britain, looking at both National Hunt and flat racing tracks, so you have the information you need to plan a great day out.

Check out of our list of racecourses in England, Scotland and Wales, as well as the individual reviews.

If you are interested in Irish Horse Racing, then check out our full guide to Racecourses in Ireland guide as well!

UK Racecourses in Alphabetical Order

Here is a full alphabetical list of British racecourses – simply follow the links for more in-depth information on any particular UK racecourse that takes your fancy:

Overview of Our Full British Racecourse Guides

Our comprehensive racecourses in the UK guides look at English racecourses, Scottish racecourse and Welsh racecourses, looking at everything you need to know for a day at the races, including:

  • The history of the racecourse
  • Travel information
  • A guide to the track
  • Full address of the UK racecourse of your choice
  • The main races throughout the year held
  • Full Fixtures
  • Betting info and the best online betting options
  • Draw bias information
  • The weather for each UK racecourse

The above information should mean you are fully clued up when planning your day out, so whether you are enjoying an afternoon at Newton Abbot or 5 days at the Cheltenham Festival you’ll have a great time and have all the info that you need. However, you’ll have to pick the winners yourself!

Interactive Map of UK Horse Racing Tracks

The below map high-lights all the current UK horse racing courses and is our comprehensive list of British racecourses, as well as showing some great tracks from the Republic of Ireland which are definitely worth a visit as well!

The horse racing tracks map was created after a follower asked us for a simple “horse race tracks near me” map – so we thought it would be nice to create one, showing all the horse racing venues in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Simply click on any of the links for more basic information or read our more detailed UK racecourses guides by following the links above.

The below tables also shows a list of British racecourses along with course type (jumps or flat) and also hotels close to each of the racecourses, should you be looking to stay for a few days before or after racing.

Course Name Location Course type Hotels near the Racecourse
Aintree Merseyside Jumps Hotels near Aintree racecourse
Ascot Berkshire Mixed Hotels near Ascot racecourse
Ayr Scotland Mixed Hotels near Ayr racecourse
Bangor-on-Dee Wales Jumps Hotels near Bangor-on-Dee racecourse
Bath Somerset Flat Hotels near Bath racecourse
Beverley East Riding of Yorkshire Flat Hotels near Beverley racecourse
Brighton East Sussex Flat Hotels near Brighton racecourse
Carlisle Cumbria Mixed Hotels near Carlisle racecourse
Cartmel Cumbria Jumps Hotels near Cartmell racecourse
Catterick North Yorkshire Mixed Hotels near Catterick Bridge racecourse
Chelmsford City Flat Hotels near Chelmsford City racecourse
Cheltenham Gloucestershire Jumps Hotels near Cheltenham racecourse
Chepstow Mixed Hotels near Chepstow racecourse
Chester Flat Hotels near Chester racecourse
Curragh Flat Hotels near Curragh racecourse
Doncaster Mixed Hotels near Doncaster racecourse
Downpatrick Jumps Hotels near Downpatrick racecourse
Dundalk Flat Hotels near Dundalk racecourse
Epsom Surrey Flat Hotels near Epsom Downs racecourse
Exeter Devon Jumps Hotels near Exeter racecourse
Fakenham Norfolk Jumps Hotels near Fakenham racecourse
Ffos Las Mixed Hotels near Fakenham racecourse
Fontwell West Sussex Jumps Hotels near Ffos Las racecourse
Galway Mixed Hotels near Galway racecourse
Goodwood West Sussex Flat Hotels near Goodwood racecourse
Great Yarmouth Norfolk Flat Hotels near Great Yarmouth racecourse
Hamilton Park South Lanarkshire, Scotland Flat Hotels near Hamilton Park racecourse
Haydock Merseyside Mixed Hotels near Haydock Park racecourse
Hereford Herefordshire Jumps Hotels near Hereford racecourse
Hexham Northumberland Jumps Hotels near Hexham racecourse
Huntingdon Cambridgeshire Jumps Hotels near Huntingdon racecourse
Kelso Scottish Borders Jumps Hotels near Kelso racecourse
Kempton Park Surrey Mixed Hotels near Kempton Park racecourse
Leicester Leicestershire Mixed Hotels near Leicester racecourse
Leopardstown Mixed Hotels near Leopardstown racecourse
Lingfield Park Surrey Mixed Hotels near Lingfield Park racecourse
Ludlow Shropshire Jumps Hotels near Ludlow racecourse
Market Rasen Lincolnshire Jumps Hotels near Market Rasen racecourse
Musselburgh East Lothian Flat Hotels near Musselburgh racecourse
Newbury Berkshire Mixed Hotels near Newbury racecourse
Newcastle Tyne and Wear Mixed Hotels near Newcastle racecourse
Newmarket Suffolk Flat Hotels near Newmarket racecourse
Newton Abbot Devon Jumps Hotels near Newton Abbot racecourse
Nottingham Nottinghamshire Flat Hotels near Nottingham racecourse
Perth Perth and Kinross Jumps Hotels near Perth racecourse
Plumpton East Sussex Jumps Hotels near Plumpton racecourse
Pontefract West Yorkshire Flat Hotels near Pontefract racecourse
Redcar North Yorkshire Flat Hotels near Redcar racecourse
Ripon North Yorkshire Flat Hotels near Ripon racecourse
Salisbury Wiltshire Flat Hotels near Salisbury racecourse
Sandown Park Surrey Mixed Hotels near Sandown Park racecourse
Sedgefield County Durham Jumps Hotels near Sedgefield racecourse
Southwell Nottinghamshire Mixed Hotels near Southwell racecourse
Stratford Warwickshire Jumps Hotels near Stratford racecourse
Taunton Somerset Jumps Hotels near Taunton racecourse
Thirsk North Yorkshire Flat Hotels near Thirsk racecourse
Towcester Northamptonshire Jumps Hotels near Towcester racecourse
Uttoxeter Staffordshire Jumps Hotels near Uttoxeter racecourse
Warwick Warwickshire Mixed Hotels near Warwick racecourse
Wetherby West Yorkshire Jumps Hotels near Wetherby racecourse
Wincanton Somerset Jumps Hotels near Wincanton racecourse
Windsor Berkshire Flat Hotels near Windsor racecourse
Wolverhampton West Midlands Flat Hotels near Wolverhampton racecourse
Worcester Worcestershire Jumps Hotels near Worcester racecourse
York Yorkshire Flat Hotels near York racecourse

How Many Racecourses Are There in The UK?

There are 60 flat and national hunt racecourses in the United Kingdom?

The 60 UK racecourses are spread from Perth up in Scotland to Newton Abbot down in Devon.

17 of these UK racecourses are what is called dual-purpose, meaning that they provide both flat and jumps meetings. All these are included in our list of British racecourses above (which includes English racecourses, Welsh racecourses as well as racecourses in Scotland. We have a separate page dedicated to horse racing courses in Ireland.

Racecourses UK - Full Guides

Extra Features in Our Racecourses UK Guides

A day at the races is an amazing day out but it’s also fun to back a winner or two. Some of our racecourse guides may help you as, the guides look at the differences and unique challenges of each race track, as some horses excel on flat-surfaced galloping tracks but find it more difficult on undulating or tight tracks.

The horse racecourse guides may therefore help you identify ‘horses for courses’ as the old saying goes!

Our horse racetrack guides may also identify how one racecourse may be more suitable than another for a particular type of horse.

Typically the track and course aspect of the guides will look at:

  • Straight – indicates the length of the home straight.
  • Shape – describes the overall shape of the course, round, oval, square, figures of 8 etc.
  • The direction – either left or right-handed bends.
  • Speed or Stamina – indicates the running style of the horse. On long, straight courses galloping types often do well, whereas on courses with sharp bends more speed is needed.
  • Surface – describes the level of the racecourse such as flat, or undulating.

List of British Racecourses UK Summary

We hope you have found our full list of the racecourses in the UK helpful and informative.

As mentioned, just follow the links to our in-depth racecourse guides to give full information on any of the tracks in England, Wales and Scotland.

The racecourses uk interactive map above all shows the A-Z list of all the courses, you can simply enter your postcode to find the racecourse nearest to you! We last updated this in February 2021.

Our list of best horse racing venues throughout the UK is a great starting point if you are uncertain where you want to attend but we believe that all racetracks are worth visiting. Also, check out our racing events analysis if you are looking for something extra special.