2018 – 2019 Racecourse Tour

2018 – 2019 Racecourse Tour2020-03-01T18:18:48+00:00

2018 – 2019 Racecourse Tour

In 2018 I wanted to visit every single track in England, Wales and Scotland.

Along the way, I wrote about every single racecourse, the surrounding area, my experiences on the day and any information I think might be useful to casual racegoers such as myself.


Racecourses Visited
2004, 2019

Newton Abbot Racecourse

Newton Abbot Newton Abbot is a market town in Devon with a population of around 25k. The history of the town can be traced back to pre-roman times. During Medieval times, trade was dominated by the wool and leather trade. As time moved on a flouring cod

1503, 2019

Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Cheltenham is a town sitting on The River Chelt on the edge of the Cotswolds, itself an area of natural beauty. The population of the town and borough is approaching 120k. Following the discovery of mineral springs in 1716, Cheltenham became a Spa town and remains

2702, 2019

Wincanton Racecourse

Wincanton Wincanton is a small market town in Somerset in the South West of England. There are a number of places of interest close by, including: Sherborne Abbey - http://sherborneabbey.com/ Alfreds Tower - http://www.alfredstower.info/ Stourhead House and Garden - https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stourhead Wincanton Racecourse Wincanton Racecourse stages National Hunt Racing on turf.

1601, 2019

Plumpton Racecourse

Plumpton Plumpton is a village near the town of Lewes in East Sussex. It is notable mainly for it's racecourse and for Plumpton College. I would also have to say that this is a very pretty area to be in. There isn't much by way of accommodation

1501, 2019

Lingfield Park Racecourse

Lingfield Lingfield is a town in Surrey, just south of London. It's history dates back to Anglo Saxon times. The town includes the Grade I listed St Peter & St Paul church, originally built in 14th century. There are a number of other listed buildings in Lingfield

1401, 2019

Fontwell Park Racecourse

Fontwell Fontwell is a small place in Sussex and is very close to the historical towns of Arundel and Chichester and all they have to offer. There are a number of racecourses in the immediate vicinity. Any of Plumpton, Goodwood and Brighton are within easy reach and

101, 2019

Catterick Bridge Racecourse

Catterick Bridge Catterick Bridge is a hamlet in North Yorkshire, close to the village of Catterick and to Catterick Garrison which is a nearby military town and base. The bridge itself is a Grade II listed structure and hosts the A6136. It was originally built in 1422

3012, 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

812, 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

412, 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

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