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30 12, 2018

Haydock Park Racecourse

Newton Le Willows Haydock Park Racecourse is in Newton-Le-Willows in Merseyside. It's a market town which sits roughly half way between Manchester and Liverpool. This is a good website to view the heritage of the town, most particularly it's links with the railways https://newton-le-willows.com/ Haydock Park Racecourse Haydock Park Racecourse stages both

8 12, 2018

Wetherby Racecourse

Wetherby Wetherby is a market town sitting on the River Wharfe, just off the A1 in West Yorkshire. Wetherby Bridge which crosses the River Wharfe is a Grade II listed structure. The market originates all the way back to when Henry III granted the Knights Templar a Royal

4 12, 2018

Southwell Racecourse

Southwell Southwell is a town in Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands of England. The main feature of this town is Southwell Minster http://www.southwellminster.org which has very good reviews on TripAdvisor and similar sites. I had a visit today and I must say, it's very beautiful and the people taking care of it are lovely. There

23 11, 2018

Ascot Racecourse

Ascot Ascot is a town in Berkshire, about 30 miles west of Central London. It is only a few miles from the royal town of Windsor. As for much of this part of the world, Ascot is an expensive place to live in terms of property prices and rents. Essentially, Ascot is

22 11, 2018

Market Rasen Racecourse

Market Rasen Market Rasen is a small market town in Lincolnshire. There isn't too much to say about Market Rasen really but having been there now, I would have to say it's a nice little town and seemed to me to be very friendly. It's not difficult to get to and sits

21 11, 2018

Warwick Racecourse

Warwick Warwick is a town in Warwickshire in the Midlands of England, just south of Coventry and Birmingham. It has a history which can be traced back to pre roman times. The town was fortified by the Anglo Saxons in the 10th century only for much of it to be destroyed by

15 11, 2018

Taunton Racecourse

Taunton Taunton is a town in Somerset in the south-west of England. Taunton has an ancient history. Bronze Age settlements have been found in this area and it was an important area to the Saxons later in history. It has been the scene of much conflict during the war Of The Roses,

14 11, 2018

Exeter Racecourse

Exeter Exeter is a cathedral and university city perched on the River Exe in Devon, south-west England. There is evidence of settlements here in pre-Roman times and Exeter became a Roman fortified settlement and was their main one in this area. It was occupied by Saxons as history moved into medieval times.

10 11, 2018

Doncaster Racecourse

Doncaster Doncaster is a large market town in South Yorkshire in the north of England. Doncaster has a history that can be traced in one form or another all the way back to roman times and onwards through the middle ages. King Richard I awarded a town charter in 1194. The town

9 11, 2018

Newcastle Racecourse

Newcastle Upon Tyne Newcastle Upon Tyne is a city in the North East of England and is the most populated town/city in this area and one of the most populated in the UK. Newcastle can trace it's history all the way back to Roman times and this area was the site of

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