List of British Racecourses

The UK is blessed with many amazing horse racing courses spread across the entire nation, 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 (as well as some in Ireland), looking at both National Hunt and flat racing tracks, so you have the information you need to plan a great day out.

Overview of Our Full British Racecourse Guides

Our comprehensive racecourse guides look at everything from:

  • The history of the course
  • Travel information
  • A guide to the track
  • Full address
  • The main races throughout the year
  • Fixtures
  • Betting info
  • Draw bias
  • The weather!

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!

UK Racecourses Alphabetical

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

Interactive Map of UK and Ireland Horse Racing Tracks

The below map high-lights all the current UK horse racing courses, as well as showing some great tracks from the Republic of Ireland which are definitely worth a visit as well! The 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 guides above.

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

Course NameLocationCourse typeHotels near the Racecourse
AintreeMerseysideJumpsHotels near Aintree racecourse
AscotBerkshireMixedHotels near Ascot racecourse
AyrScotlandMixedHotels near Ayr racecourse
Bangor-on-DeeWalesJumpsHotels near Bangor-on-Dee racecourse
BathSomersetFlatHotels near Bath racecourse
BeverleyEast Riding of YorkshireFlatHotels near Beverley racecourse
BrightonEast SussexFlatHotels near Brighton racecourse
CarlisleCumbriaMixedHotels near Carlisle racecourse
CartmelCumbriaJumpsHotels near Cartmell racecourse
CatterickNorth YorkshireMixedHotels near Catterick Bridge racecourse
Chelmsford CityFlatHotels near Chelmsford City racecourse
CheltenhamGloucestershireJumpsHotels near Cheltenham racecourse
ChepstowMixedHotels near Chepstow racecourse
ChesterFlatHotels near Chester racecourse
CurraghFlatHotels near Curragh racecourse
DoncasterMixedHotels near Doncaster racecourse
DownpatrickJumpsHotels near Downpatrick racecourse
Dundalk FlatHotels near Dundalk racecourse
EpsomSurreyFlatHotels near Epsom Downs racecourse
ExeterDevonJumpsHotels near Exeter racecourse
FakenhamNorfolkJumpsHotels near Fakenham racecourse
Ffos LasMixedHotels near Fakenham racecourse
FontwellWest SussexJumpsHotels near Ffos Las racecourse
GalwayMixedHotels near Galway racecourse
GoodwoodWest SussexFlatHotels near Goodwood racecourse
Great YarmouthNorfolkFlatHotels near Great Yarmouth racecourse
Hamilton ParkSouth Lanarkshire, ScotlandFlatHotels near Hamilton Park racecourse
HaydockMerseysideMixedHotels near Haydock Park racecourse
HerefordHerefordshireJumpsHotels near Hereford racecourse
HexhamNorthumberlandJumpsHotels near Hexham racecourse
HuntingdonCambridgeshireJumpsHotels near Huntingdon racecourse
KelsoScottish BordersJumpsHotels near Kelso racecourse
Kempton ParkSurreyMixedHotels near Kempton Park racecourse
LeicesterLeicestershireMixedHotels near Leicester racecourse
LeopardstownMixedHotels near Leopardstown racecourse
Lingfield ParkSurreyMixedHotels near Lingfield Park racecourse
LudlowShropshireJumpsHotels near Ludlow racecourse
Market RasenLincolnshireJumpsHotels near Market Rasen racecourse
MusselburghEast LothianFlatHotels near Musselburgh racecourse
NewburyBerkshireMixedHotels near Newbury racecourse
NewcastleTyne and WearMixedHotels near Newcastle racecourse
NewmarketSuffolkFlatHotels near Newmarket racecourse
Newton AbbotDevonJumpsHotels near Newton Abbot racecourse
NottinghamNottinghamshireFlatHotels near Nottingham racecourse
PerthPerth and KinrossJumpsHotels near Perth racecourse
PlumptonEast SussexJumpsHotels near Plumpton racecourse
PontefractWest YorkshireFlatHotels near Pontefract racecourse
RedcarNorth YorkshireFlatHotels near Redcar racecourse
RiponNorth YorkshireFlatHotels near Ripon racecourse
SalisburyWiltshireFlatHotels near Salisbury racecourse
Sandown ParkSurreyMixedHotels near Sandown Park racecourse
SedgefieldCounty DurhamJumpsHotels near Sedgefield racecourse
SouthwellNottinghamshireMixedHotels near Southwell racecourse
StratfordWarwickshireJumpsHotels near Stratford racecourse
TauntonSomersetJumpsHotels near Taunton racecourse
ThirskNorth YorkshireFlatHotels near Thirsk racecourse
TowcesterNorthamptonshireJumpsHotels near Towcester racecourse
UttoxeterStaffordshireJumpsHotels near Uttoxeter racecourse
WarwickWarwickshireMixedHotels near Warwick racecourse
WetherbyWest YorkshireJumpsHotels near Wetherby racecourse
WincantonSomersetJumpsHotels near Wincanton racecourse
WindsorBerkshireFlatHotels near Windsor racecourse
WolverhamptonWest MidlandsFlatHotels near Wolverhampton racecourse
WorcesterWorcestershireJumpsHotels near Worcester racecourse
YorkYorkshireFlatHotels near York racecourse

How Many Racecourses Are There in The UK?

Did you know that there are 60 flat and national hunt racecourses in the UK? 17 of these 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.

Extra Features in Our 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 guides may help, with the guides looking at the differences and unique challenges of each 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 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 – 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 Summary

We hope you have found our full list of the racecourses in Britain in helpful. As mentioned, just follow the links to our in-depth racecourse guides to give full information on any of the tracks in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

The interactive map above shows the A-Z list of all the courses, where you can enter your postcode to find the racecourse nearest to you! We last updated this in July 2020.

Our list of best horse racing venues throughout the UK is a great starting point but we believe that all racetracks are worth visiting. Also check out our racing events analysis!