List of British Racecourses

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, and 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:

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!

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 2023 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!

Check out our full UK racecourses a-z list:

Course Name Location Course type Hotels near the Racecourse
Aintree Racecourse Merseyside Jumps Hotels near Aintree racecourse
Ascot Racecourse Berkshire Mixed Hotels near Ascot racecourse
Ayr Racecourse Scotland Mixed Hotels near Ayr racecourse
Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse Wales Jumps Hotels near Bangor-on-Dee racecourse
Bath Racecourse Somerset Flat Hotels near Bath racecourse
Beverley Racecourse East Riding of Yorkshire Flat Hotels near Beverley racecourse
Brighton Racecourse East Sussex Flat Hotels near Brighton racecourse
Carlisle Racecourse Cumbria Mixed Hotels near Carlisle racecourse
Cartmel Racecourse Cumbria Jumps Hotels near Cartmell racecourse
Catterick Racecourse North Yorkshire Mixed Hotels near Catterick Bridge racecourse
Chelmsford City Racecourse Essex Flat Hotels near Chelmsford City racecourse
Cheltenham Racecourse Gloucestershire Jumps Hotels near Cheltenham racecourse
Chepstow Racecourse Wales Mixed Hotels near Chepstow racecourse
Chester Racecourse Cheshire Flat Hotels near Chester racecourse
Curragh Racecourse Ireland Flat Hotels near Curragh racecourse
Doncaster Racecourse Yorkshire Mixed Hotels near Doncaster racecourse
Downpatrick Racecourse Northern Ireland Jumps Hotels near Downpatrick racecourse
Dundalk Racecourse Ireland Flat Hotels near Dundalk racecourse
Epsom Racecourse Surrey Flat Hotels near Epsom Downs racecourse
Exeter Racecourse Devon Jumps Hotels near Exeter racecourse
Fakenham Racecourse Norfolk Jumps Hotels near Fakenham racecourse
Ffos Las Racecourse Wales Mixed Hotels near Ffos Las racecourse
Fontwell Race West Sussex Jumps Hotels near Fontwell racecourse
Galway Racecourse Ireland Mixed Hotels near Galway racecourse
Goodwood Racecourse West Sussex Flat Hotels near Goodwood racecourse
Great Yarmouth Racecourse Norfolk Flat Hotels near Great Yarmouth racecourse
Hamilton Park Racecourse South Lanarkshire, Scotland Flat Hotels near Hamilton Park racecourse
Haydock Racecourse Merseyside Mixed Hotels near Haydock Park racecourse
Hereford Racecourse Herefordshire Jumps Hotels near Hereford racecourse
Hexham Racecourse Northumberland Jumps Hotels near Hexham racecourse
Huntingdon Racecourse Cambridgeshire Jumps Hotels near Huntingdon racecourse
Kelso Racecourse Scottish Borders Jumps Hotels near Kelso racecourse
Kempton Park Racecourse Surrey Mixed Hotels near Kempton Park racecourse
Leicester Racecourse Leicestershire Mixed Hotels near Leicester racecourse
Leopardstown Racecourse Ireland Mixed Hotels near Leopardstown racecourse
Lingfield Park Racecourse Surrey Mixed Hotels near Lingfield Park racecourse
Ludlow Racecourse Shropshire Jumps Hotels near Ludlow racecourse
Market Rasen Racecourse Lincolnshire Jumps Hotels near Market Rasen racecourse
Musselburgh Racecourse East Lothian Flat Hotels near Musselburgh racecourse
Newbury Racecourse Berkshire Mixed Hotels near Newbury racecourse
Newcastle Racecourse Tyne and Wear Mixed Hotels near Newcastle racecourse
Newmarket Racecourse Suffolk Flat Hotels near Newmarket racecourse
Newton Abbot Racecourse Devon Jumps Hotels near Newton Abbot racecourse
Nottingham Racecourse Nottinghamshire Flat Hotels near Nottingham racecourse
Perth Racecourse Perth and Kinross Jumps Hotels near Perth racecourse
Plumpton Racecourse East Sussex Jumps Hotels near Plumpton racecourse
Pontefract Racecourse West Yorkshire Flat Hotels near Pontefract racecourse
Redcar Racecourse North Yorkshire Flat Hotels near Redcar racecourse
Ripon Racecourse North Yorkshire Flat Hotels near Ripon racecourse
Salisbury Racecourse Wiltshire Flat Hotels near Salisbury racecourse
Sandown Park Racecourse Surrey Mixed Hotels near Sandown Park racecourse
Sedgefield Racecourse County Durham Jumps Hotels near Sedgefield racecourse
Southwell Racecourse Nottinghamshire Mixed Hotels near Southwell racecourse
Stratford Racecourse Warwickshire Jumps Hotels near Stratford racecourse
Taunton Racecourse Somerset Jumps Hotels near Taunton racecourse
Thirsk Racecourse North Yorkshire Flat Hotels near Thirsk racecourse
Towcester Racecourse Northamptonshire Jumps Hotels near Towcester racecourse
Uttoxeter Racecourse Staffordshire Jumps Hotels near Uttoxeter racecourse
Warwick Racecourse Warwickshire Mixed Hotels near Warwick racecourse
Wetherby Racecourse West Yorkshire Jumps Hotels near Wetherby racecourse
Wincanton Racecourse Somerset Jumps Hotels near Wincanton racecourse
Windsor Racecourse Berkshire Flat Hotels near Windsor racecourse
Wolverhampton Racecourse West Midlands Flat Hotels near Wolverhampton racecourse
Worcester Racecourse Worcestershire Jumps Hotels near Worcester racecourse
York Racecourse  Yorkshire Flat Hotels near York racecourse

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.

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.

Popular Questions

How many English racecourses are there?

There are 52 racecourses in England.

Here is the list of all 52 English Racecourses:

  • Aintree Racecourse
  • Ascot Racecourse
  • Bath Racecourse
  • Beverley Racecourse
  • Brighton Racecourse
  • Carlisle Racecourse
  • Cartmel Racecourse
  • Catterick Racecourse
  • Chelmsford City Racecourse
  • Cheltenham Racecourse
  • Chester Racecourse
  • Doncaster Racecourse
  • Epsom Downs Racecourse
  • Exeter Racecourse
  • Fakenham Racecourse
  • Fontwell Racecourse
  • Goodwood Racecourse
  • Great Yarmouth Racecourse
  • Haydock Racecourse
  • Hereford Racecourse
  • Hexham Racecourse
  • Huntingdon Racecourse
  • Kempton Park Racecourse
  • Leicester Racecourse
  • Lingfield Park Racecourse
  • Ludlow Racecourse
  • Market Rasen Racecourse
  • Newbury Racecourse
  • Newcastle Racecourse
  • Newmarket Racecourse
  • Newton Abbot Racecourse
  • Nottingham Racecourse
  • Plumpton Racecourse
  • Pontefract Racecourse
  • Redcar Racecourse
  • Ripon Racecourse
  • Salisbury Racecourse
  • Sandown Park Racecourse
  • Sedgefield Racecourse
  • Southwell Racecourse
  • Stratford Racecourse
  • Taunton Racecourse
  • Thirsk Racecourse
  • Towcester Racecourse
  • Uttoxeter Racecourse
  • Warwick Racecourse
  • Wetherby Racecourse
  • Wincanton Racecourse
  • Windsor Racecourse
  • Wolverhampton Racecourse
  • Worcester Racecourse
  • York Racecourse

How many racecourses are in Wales?

There are 3 racecourses in Wales.

Here is the list of all 3 Welsh Racecourses:

  • Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse
  • Chepstow Racecourse
  • Ffos Las Racecourse

What are the racecourses in London?

Here are 3 race courses in London:

  • Kempton Park
  • Sandown Park
  • Epsom Downs

The two biggest horse racing tracks near London are Ascot Racecourse and Royal Windsor Racecourse.

Check out our guide to London Racecourses if you are planning to enjoy horse racing in the London capital.

How many racecourses are there in Scotland?

There are 5 racecourses in Scotland.

Here is the list of all five Scottish Racecourses:

  • Ayr Racecourse
  • Hamilton Park Racecourse
  • Kelso Racecourse
  • Musselburgh Racecourse
  • Perth Racecourse

How many racecourses in Yorkshire?

There are 9 racecourses in Yorkshire.

Here is the list of all nine Yorkshire Racecourses:

  • Beverley Racecourse
  • Catterick Racecourse
  • Doncaster Racecourse
  • Pontefract Racecourse
  • Redcar Racecourse
  • Ripon Racecourse
  • Thirsk Racecourse
  • Wetherby Racecourse
  • York Racecourse

Check out the Yorkshire racecourses list previews updated in September 2023.

How many all weather racecourses in the UK?

There are 6 all-weather racecourses in the UK.

Here is the list of all six All-Weather Racecourses:

  • Chelmsford City Racecourse
  • Kempton All Weather Racecourse
  • Lingfield Park Racecourse
  • Newcastle All Weather Race Track
  • Southwell All Weather Racecourse
  • Wolverhampton Racecourse

10 english racecourses ending in am or er?

Here are 10 English racecourses ending in am or er:

  • Chester
  • Doncaster
  • Exeter
  • Fakenham
  • Hexham
  • Leicester
  • Nottingham
  • Towcester
  • Uttoxeter
  • Worcester

Name 4 racecourses without letters race in?

Here are 4 racecourses without letters A,E,R or C in:

  • Plumpton
  • Huntingdon
  • Ludlow
  • Goodwood

Name 4 British racecourses that end in the letter D?

Here are 4 racecourses without ending in the letter D:

  • Goodwood
  • Lingfield
  • Hereford
  • Sedgefield

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 September 2023.

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

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.

As the Co-Founder of British Racecourses, I love the chance to share my enjoyment of racing with others. As a family, we have always loved the racing and went to Haydock races as kids, as often as we could. We are now lucky enough to own some fantastic racehorses who we will follow around the tracks and we have had some great wins. As part of British Racecourses, I enjoy visiting and reviewing the racecourses that we visit, all of which I think have something to offer and are brilliant in their own ways.