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
(1.5 miles from the centre of York Racecourse)
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Newly refurbished central York Travelodge with discounted parking, 30 minutes of initial free Wi-Fi, early check in/ late check out & family rooms. Breakfast box. Pet friendly.
(1.6 miles from the centre of York Racecourse)
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Rating from 173 reviews
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Luxurious B&B accommodation in York, perfect for a short break in the historic city. On site restaurant and bar, within easy reach of attractions and next to the River Ouse.
(0.8 miles from the centre of York Racecourse)
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Spacious city centre flats for groups & families. Each flat sleeps 2-12 but will combine into one unit for 12 to 36. Wheelchair access, late checkout & free WiFi. Read our reviews
Accommodation in Doncaster
(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.
(5.5 miles from the centre of Doncaster)
Rating from 80 reviews
Modern Travelodge hotel set 6 miles from Doncaster train station. Ensuite double & family rooms, free parking, early check in/ late check out by arrangement. Wi-Fi service.
(4.5 miles from the centre of Doncaster)
Rating from 44 reviews
A 15-minute drive from Doncaster city centre, The Lodge at Olive Bar and Grill pub/restaurant has stylish bedrooms with en suite facilities, free Wi-Fi and free parking.
Accommodation in Thirsk
(2.2 miles from the centre of Thirsk)
Per week (seasonal) sleeps 2-8
Luxury holiday accommodation in the Yorkshire Countryside near Thirsk with onsite fishing lakes & great online special offers available
(3.0 miles from the centre of Thirsk)
Per week (seasonal) Sleep 4
Secluded Scandinavian style lodges on the edge of the North York Moors, 3 miles from Thirsk with verandahs, BBQs, pool table and table tennis. Dogs stay free. Great pub nearby.
Accommodation in Ripon
(0.5 miles from the centre of Ripon)
Per short break (guide price)
Contemporary range of one, two & three bedroom lodges in Ripon with private hot tubs & beautiful river views. Short breaks available. One dog friendly lodge.
(4.7 miles from the centre of Ripon)
per person per night B&B (2 sharing)
Rating from 72 reviews
Farmhouse B&B in Nidderdale near Ripon & Fountains Abbey. 4 ground floor en-suite rooms, function room and award-winning breakfasts. Onsite fishing lake and dog friendly.
Accommodation near Catterick
(3.3 miles from the centre of Catterick)
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Rating from 510 reviews
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Traditional Northallerton village pub with rooms. Bar and restaurant. Free Wi-Fi access. Comfortable, homely and welcoming, with facilities for families and on-site parking.
(6.3 miles from the centre of Catterick)
per room er night B&B (based on 2 sharing)
Rating from 240 reviews
Delightful traditional inn on the edge of the Dales near Leyburn serving the finest locally sourced food. Spectacular Wensleydale views, pets welcome and large family suite.
Accommodation near Pontefract
(6.2 miles from the centre of Pontefract)
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Rating from 1051 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.
(0.8 miles from the centre of Pontefract)
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Rating from 235 reviews
With a popular restaurant and cosy bar, Kings Croft Hotel offers free parking and free Wi-Fi. Situated just outside Pontefract, the hotel is a 5-minute drive from Pontefract Rac...
Accommodation in Wetherby
(2.1 miles from the centre of Wetherby)
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Rating from 157 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.
(4.3 miles from the centre of Wetherby)
Per week (seasonal) sleeps 2 + 2
Luxury one double bedroom holiday cottage near Harrogate ideal for both couples & small families. Close to the Yorkshire Showground. Parking, free Wi-Fi. Short breaks welcome.
Accommodation in Beverley
(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.
(6.6 miles from the centre of Beverley)
Per cottage per week seasonal (sleeps 4)
Rural farm holiday cottage in the Yorkshire Wolds ideal for a relaxing family holiday. Large lawn garden, flexible start dates & short breaks. Pets welcome. Log fire. Sleeps 4.