Yorkshire's 9 racecourses host over 180 race days annually
Yorkshire is one of England’s top regions for world class horse racing, both flat and jump racing. Experience over 180 days of fun packed racing every year across Yorkshire’s 9 racecourses including Championship Race Days and Festivals like the Yorkshire Ebor Festival in late August at York, plus a host of Ladies Days, Summer and Winter Festivals and Family Days. Accompanied children get free entry to Yorkshire racecourses!
Race meets are year round at Yorkshire race courses such as busy flat and jump courses Catterick and Doncaster. April is always an eventful racing month in the region, with racing seasons commencing at many Yorkshire racecourses including Beverley, Pontefract, Redcar, Ripon and Thirsk. York’s annual 17 race meets run from May to October.
Yorkshire racecourses offer first class conference facilities and corporate packages. Many are licensed for Civil Wedding ceremonies and alongside race meets, race courses host numerous events, big name pop concerts and tribute bands, themed fairs, exhibitions and festivals including some super vintage and music festivals, as well as tailored events perfect for Stag and Hen Parties, corporate gatherings or family fun days out.
Beverley Racecourse, East Yorkshire – flat racing, with 19 race meets annually from April to September. Located about 1 mile, within walking distance, from the town centre and Beverley’s famous Minster at historic Beverley Westwood. Warm and welcoming, perfect for new racegoers.
York Racecourse, North Yorkshire – flat racing with 17 race meets annually from May to October. Award-winning facilities and world class racing is here in the region’s most famous course located just 1 mile from the city centre. From the John Smith’s Cup Meeting in July to the Ebor Festival in August, York’s race meeting calendar is packed with iconic racing events all ideally combined with a wealth of city centre attractions and accommodation within easy reach of the course.
Catterick Races in North Yorkshire – flat and jump racing with 27 race meets annually from January to December. Catterick is one of Yorkshire’s busiest race courses with racing going on most months.
DONCASTER, South Yorkshire, flat and jump racing, another of the region’s busy racecourse with 36 race meetings annually from January to December including the world famous Ladbrokes St Leger Festival week annually in September. Doncaster offers some of the best after racing concerts!
Pontefract Races, West Yorkshire – flat racing with 16 meetings annually from April to October. There’s something for all here at this easy access race course just off the M62 and the A1 motorways including family Sundays, evening meets with live music and an annual August Ladies Day.
Redcar Racecourse, on the northern edge of the North York Moors, flat racing with 18 meets annually from April to November, situated in the heart of the seaside town, a top course for families with feature race the May Bank Holiday Zetland Gold Cup Day.
Ripon Races, North Yorkshire – flat racing with 16 race meets annually from April to September. Known as Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse, Ripon is a glorious parkland course, winner of Yorkshire in Bloom’s Gold Rose Award. The course sits just south of the cathedral city’s centre, easily accessed off the A1.
Thirsk Racecourse in North Yorkshire – flat racing with 16 meetings annually from April to September. Idyllically situated between the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, Thirsk offers some of the best Yorkshire days out including top family themed days. The course sits just west of the town along the A61, easily accessed off the A1.
Wetherby Racecourse in West Yorkshire – jump racing with 18 meetings annually from January to May and then from October to December. This easy access Yorkshire race course just off the A1 is deemed by many to be one of the finest jump racing courses in the North – welcome to Yorkshire’s premier National Hunt Racecourse with a rich steeplechasing heritage. Fixture Highlights come late in the season and include the Charlie Hall Meet at the end of October and the Yorkshire Christmas meet with racing at Wetherby on the 26th and 27th December!
Race Meet Accommodation
Find your perfect Yorkshire racing break accommodation here on iknow. Whether you're looking for a York hotel or B&B across the Ebor Festival or a Doncaster hotel ideal for the St Leger Festival, we've got all your race meet accommodation needs covered. Choose from hundreds of holiday cottages, B&Bs, inns with rooms and hotels within walking distance or ideally close to Yorkshire's 9 first class racecourses. Book online now with iknow.
Accommodation near York Racecourse
(1.1 miles from the centre of York Racecourse)
Per person per night B&B
Rating from 600 reviews
One of the finest Guest Houses in York just minutes from the city centre with secure parking for up to 14 vehicles, all ensuite rooms, Full English breakfast, WiFi and garden.
(2.1 miles from the centre of York Racecourse)
Per person - Per night (seasonal)
Rating from 284 reviews
17th Century Inn in historic York with en-suite rooms for couples and families. 10 minutes from the city centre. Fully stocked bar and Indian restaurant. Free Wi-Fi and parking.
(1.4 miles from the centre of York Racecourse)
Per week (seasonal) sleeps 2
One bedroom contemporary apartment in York, newly furnished with superb river views. Short walk from the city centre. Fully fitted kitchen and extra guest bed if needed. Sleeps 3.
Accommodation in Doncaster
(10.5 miles from the centre of Doncaster)
Per double room per night (discounts for multiple night stay
Rating from 104 reviews
Well appointed family run B&B in Pollington close to Goole & 20 minutes from Doncaster. 9 ensuite rooms inc family accommodation. Freeview TV & Wi-Fi. Conservatory & snooker room.
(6.6 miles from the centre of Doncaster)
Per week (seasonal), sleeps 10
Rating from 11 reviews
This unusual detached watermill sleeps up to ten people in five bedrooms in the small village of Tickhill.
(14.6 miles from the centre of Doncaster)
Per week (seasonal)
Stunning Epworth self-catering cottages set around a courtyard amongst 12 acres of grounds including woodland and fishing lake. Wifi, pets welcome and airport 15 mins. Sleep 2-4.
Accommodation in Thirsk
(5.5 miles from the centre of Thirsk)
Per adult per night (B&B)
Rating from 308 reviews
Traditional 12th century family run inn offering bed & breakfast near York. All rooms en-suite, four poster beds available. Great offers on short breaks for couples.
(6.4 miles from the centre of Thirsk)
Per week (seasonal)
Rating from 4 reviews
Beautiful holiday cottage situated in peaceful location on edge of North Yorkshire Moors on 280 acre working farm. Newly refurbished accommodation. Off peak short breaks.
Accommodation in Ripon
(3.7 miles from the centre of Ripon)
Per room per night inc breakfast (depending on room type)
Rating from 840 reviews
Charming 18th Century coach house with eight contemporary guest rooms near Ripon, B&B romantic breaks available overlooking picturesque lake.
(3.4 miles from the centre of Ripon)
Per Pitch, Per Night
Bishop Monkton caravan site with pitches for touring caravans, motor homes and tents. Well behaved pets welcome. Families accepted. Parking available. Electric hook-up available.
Accommodation near Catterick
(3.6 miles from the centre of Catterick)
Per person B&B
Rating from 21 reviews
10% off 3 night breaks
Easby Cottage provides bed and breakfast accommodation in the picturesque hamlet of Easby, close to the historic market town of Richmond in North Yorkshire
(4.7 miles from the centre of Catterick)
Per room per night (based on 2 sharing)
Rating from 128 reviews
Traditional country pub offering bed and breakfast accommodation in Bedale. 4 guest rooms, award winning restaurant and bar with beer garden. Wi-Fi internet and off-road parking.
Accommodation near Pontefract
(6.2 miles from the centre of Pontefract)
Prices per room per night
Rating from 1126 reviews
Contemporary BEST WESTERN PLUS hotel just off the A1 near Leeds. 44 en-suite rooms, 3 conference rooms, free Wi-Fi and parking. Pet friendly rooms. Watermill Restaurant on-site.
(2.1 miles from the centre of Pontefract)
Per room, per night
Rating from 176 reviews
Well appointed Pontefract hotel with ensuite double & family rooms, free car parking, 30 minutes free Wi-Fi service & flexible check in/ out times by arrangement. Pet friendly.
Accommodation in Wetherby
(2.1 miles from the centre of Wetherby)
Per Person, Per Night (B&B)
Rating from 160 reviews
Charming Yorkshire B&B in Boston Spa, including a selection of rooms and suites. Free WiFi and parking. Families and pets welcome. Guest lounge. Extensive breakfast menu.
(2.2 miles from the centre of Wetherby)
Per Week, Seasonal (Sleeps 6)
Rating from 13 reviews
Luxurious Boston Spa cottage offering freedom and flexibility for business and leisure travellers near Leeds and York. Pet-friendly self-catering, with BBQ. Sleeps 6.
Accommodation in Beverley
(2.5 miles from the centre of Beverley)
Per caravan per week. Sleep 1-6
£50 off any 2 week stay
Luxury 3 bedroom caravans on a 5 Star holiday park near Beverley with an onsite fishing lake, games room and play area. Giant outdoor games, parking, picnic tables & WiFi. Sleep 6.
(2.5 miles from the centre of Beverley)
Per cottage per week (7 night stay)
£50 off 2 week stays
Three luxury cottages on the outskirts of Beverley within a 5 Star Holiday Park. Onsite fishing lake, games room, farm animals & play area. Courtyard gardens, BBQs & WiFi. Sleep 4.