List of British Racecourses

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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 full UK racecourses a-z list:

Race Courses UK NameLocationDirectionStreamGradeSurfaceCourse type
Aintree RacecourseMerseysideJumps
Ascot RacecourseBerkshireMixed
Ayr RacecourseScotlandMixed
Bangor-on-Dee RacecourseWalesJumps
Bath RacecourseSomersetFlat
Beverley RacecourseEast Riding of YorkshireFlat
Brighton RacecourseEast SussexFlat
Carlisle RacecourseCumbriaMixed
Cartmel RacecourseCumbriaJumps
Catterick RacecourseNorth YorkshireMixed
Chelmsford City RacecourseEssexFlat
Cheltenham RacecourseGloucestershireJumps
Chepstow RacecourseWalesMixed
Chester RacecourseCheshireFlat
Curragh RacecourseIrelandFlat
Doncaster RacecourseYorkshireMixed
Downpatrick RacecourseNorthern IrelandJumps
Dundalk RacecourseIrelandFlat
Epsom RacecourseSurreyFlat
Exeter RacecourseDevonJumps
Fakenham RacecourseNorfolkJumps
Ffos Las RacecourseWalesMixed
Fontwell RaceWest SussexJumps
Galway RacecourseIrelandMixed
Goodwood RacecourseWest SussexFlat
Great Yarmouth RacecourseNorfolkFlat
Hamilton Park RacecourseSouth Lanarkshire, ScotlandFlat
Haydock RacecourseMerseysideMixed
Hereford RacecourseHerefordshireJumps
Hexham RacecourseNorthumberlandJumps
Huntingdon RacecourseCambridgeshireJumps
Kelso RacecourseScottish BordersJumps
Kempton Park RacecourseSurreyMixed
Leicester RacecourseLeicestershireMixed
Leopardstown RacecourseIrelandMixed
Lingfield Park RacecourseSurreyMixed
Ludlow RacecourseShropshireJumps
Market Rasen RacecourseLincolnshireJumps
Musselburgh RacecourseEast LothianFlat
Newbury RacecourseBerkshireMixed
Newcastle RacecourseTyne and WearMixed
Newmarket RacecourseSuffolkFlat
Newton Abbot RacecourseDevonJumps
Nottingham RacecourseNottinghamshireFlat
Perth RacecoursePerth and KinrossJumps
Plumpton RacecourseEast SussexJumps
Pontefract RacecourseWest YorkshireFlat
Redcar RacecourseNorth YorkshireFlat
Ripon RacecourseNorth YorkshireFlat
Salisbury RacecourseWiltshireFlat
Sandown Park RacecourseSurreyMixed
Sedgefield RacecourseCounty DurhamJumps
Southwell RacecourseNottinghamshireMixed
Stratford RacecourseWarwickshireJumps
Taunton RacecourseSomersetJumps
Thirsk RacecourseNorth YorkshireFlat
Towcester RacecourseNorthamptonshireJumps
Uttoxeter RacecourseStaffordshireJumps
Warwick RacecourseWarwickshireMixed
Wetherby RacecourseWest YorkshireJumps
Wincanton RacecourseSomersetJumps
Windsor RacecourseBerkshireFlat
Wolverhampton RacecourseWest MidlandsFlat
Worcester RacecourseWorcestershireJumps
York Racecourse YorkshireFlat

If you follow the links above, the racing fixtures for each, as sanctioned by the British Horseracing Authority, will be listed. This will show upcoming racing and fixtures past this year.

Check out our list of racecourses in England, Scotland and Wales and then simply click on the image, and you will be taken to an in-depth individual racecourse review.


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.

Racecourses Near Me

Many of the population are searching for the closest horse racing venues or racecourses near me to find a local horse racing track to attend.

We have created racecourse maps UK which pins all the racecourses throughout Great Britain.

The race courses UK map shows the closest racecourses as it includes the full list of UK racecourses.

Attending the horse racing towns prior to race day provides an amazing atmosphere in the build-up to the race meeting.

Check out the full list of horse racing fixtures in 2024 to see if any racecourses nearby can be booked in the horse racing calendar.

Map of UK Racecourses

The below map highlights all the current horse racing courses UK 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!

Map of UK Racecourses

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

The below tables also show a list of British racetracks along with course type (jump racing or flat racing) and also hotels close to each of the racecourses, should you be looking to stay for a few days before or after racing. If you are searching for “horse racing near me” – look no further!

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 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.

Racecourses UK - Full Guides
UK racecourses a-z guide.

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 horse racing track, as some horses excel on flat-surfaced race courses galloping tracks but find it more difficult on undulating or tight horse racing tracks UK.

The horse race course 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, follow our links for race meetings information.

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 and horse racing venues , you can simply enter your postcode to find the racecourse nearest to you. We last updated this in July 2024.

We have also listed our Top 10 UK Racecourses, which is a great starting point if you are uncertain where you want to attend. We have also reviewed Irish racecourses.

You can also check out our races outfits page so you can decide on the perfect outfit for the big day.

Also, check out our racing events analysis if you are looking for something extra special.

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:

The above guides showcase all of the horse racing venues UK-wide, as you can see they are spread across the whole of the country!

Whether you are looking for the closest racecourse to London or even in Scotland, you can check all the horse racing places available on our alphabetical horse racing today list!