The UK is blessed with many amazing racecourses spread across the entire country. No matter whereabouts 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 your own.
Here at British Racecourses, we have reviewed all the racecourses in Britain, looking at both National Hunt and Flat racing racecourses, so you have all the information you need to plan a great day out.
Check out our list of racecourses in England, Scotland and Wales and then simply click on the image, you will be taken to an in-depth individual racecourse review.
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:
- Aintree Racecourse
- Ascot Racecourse
- Ayr Racecourse Guide
- Bangor on Dee Racecourse Guide
- Bath Racecourse Guide
- Beverley Racecourse Guide
- Brighton Racecourse Guide
- Carlisle Racecourse Guide
- Cartmel Racecourse Guide
- Catterick Racecourse Guide
- Chelmsford City Racecourse Guide
- Cheltenham Racecourse
- Chepstow Racecourse Guide
- Chester Racecourse
- Doncaster Racecourse
- Epsom Racecourse Guide
- Exeter Racecourse Guide
- Fakenham Racecourse Guide
- Ffos Las Racecourse Guide
- Fontwell Racecourse Guide
- Goodwood Racecourse Guide
- Great Yarmouth Racecourse Guide
- Hamilton Racecourse Guide
- Haydock Racecourse Guide
- Hereford Racecourse Guide
- Hexham Racecourse Guide
- Huntingdon Racecourse Guide
- Kelso Racecourse Guide
- Kempton Park Racecourse Guide
- Leicester Racecourse Guide
- Lingfield Park Racecourse Guide
- Ludlow Racecourse Guide
- Market Rasen Racecourse Guide
- Musselburgh Racecourse Guide
- Newbury Racecourse
- Newcastle Racecourse Guide
- Newmarket Racecourse Guide
- Newton Abbot Racecourse Guide
- Nottingham Racecourse Guide
- Perth Racecourse Guide
- Plumpton Racecourse Guide
- Pontefract Racecourse Guide
- Redcar Racecourse Guide
- Ripon Racecourse Guide
- Royal Windsor Racecourse
- Salisbury Racecourse Guide
- Sandown Racecourse Guide
- Sedgefield Racecourse Guide
- Southwell Racecourse Guide
- Stratford Racecourse Guide
- Taunton Racecourse Guide
- Thirsk Racecourse Guide
- Towcester Racecourse
- Uttoxeter Racecourse Guide
- Warwick Racecourse Guide
- Wetherby Racecourse Guide
- Wincanton Racecourse Guide
- Wolverhampton Racecourse Guide
- Worcester Racecourse Guide
- York Racecourse
Overview of Our Full British Racecourse Guides
In our comprehensive “racecourses in Britain guides” we look at English racecourses, Scottish racecourse and Welsh racecourses. We focus on everything you need to know for a day at the races, as well as some general interesting facts and stats, 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 held throughout the year
- Full fixtures
- Betting info and the best online betting options
- Draw bias information
- Hotels nearby
- 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, 5 days at the Cheltenham Festival or a trip to the Grand National you’ll have a great time and have all the info that you need. However, you’ll have to pick the winners yourself!
If you are interested in Irish horse racing then check out our full guide to Racecourses in Ireland guide as well.
Interactive Map of UK Horse Racing Tracks
The below map high-lights all the current UK horse racing courses and is our comprehensive map list of British racecourses. It also shows some great tracks from the Republic of Ireland – which are definitely worth a visit as well!
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.
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 60 racecourses are included and reviewed 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.
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 required – indicates the running style of the horse needed. On long, straight courses “galloping types” with stamina often do well, whereas on courses with sharp bends more speed is needed.
- Surface – describes whether the racecourse is turf or an artificial surface.
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, Northern Ireland, 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 May 2021.
We have also listed our Top 10 UK Racecourses, which is a great starting point if you are uncertain where you want to attend.
Also, check out our racing events analysis if you are looking for something extra special.