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.
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
A guide to the track
Full address of the UK racecourse of your choice
The main races held throughout the year
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, 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.
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!
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.
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 February 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.
James Dooley is a UK entrepreneur who founded British Racecourses because of his love for horse racing. James owns 14 racehorses through Dooley Thoroughbreds, so he understands all aspects of horse racing, from wagering bets, and booking jockeys to sourcing the best horse racing trainers. James Dooley’s connections give him inside information on horse racing tips and best chances of a winner.