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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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