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:
- Aintree Racecourse Guide
- Ascot Races
- 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 Guide
- Chepstow Racecourse Guide
- Chester Racecourse Guide
- Doncaster Racecourse Guide
- 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 Guide
- 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
- 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
- Windsor Racecourse Guide
- Wolverhampton Racecourse Guide
- Worcester Racecourse Guide
- York Races
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.
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.