Wetherby Tourist Information

Wetherby Racecourse

Wetherby Racecourse

Wetherby in West Yorkshire sits along the River Wharfe and is an attractive Yorkshire market towns located just off the A1 motorway, Junction 46. The town offers a variety of quality affordable accommodation just 12 miles from Leeds and York, and a mere 8 miles from spa town Harrogate. Leeds Bradford Airport is also within an easy drive.

Boasting an award-winning National Hunt Racecourse, Wetherby is well served by a choice of B&B and hotel accommodation. The town also has a premier 18 hole parkland golf course with fairways offering a good challenge. The clubhouse here has excellent onsite conference/ function facilities for groups of up to 120 people. Sustrans cycle trails also branch out from the town, following the wooded route of old railway lines. Wetherby is also one of Yorkshire’s top rugby towns with an RFU accredited and Sports England Clubmark team.

This is one of Yorkshire’s ancient market towns, first awarded its charter in 1240. Pick up leaflets for the town’s heritage trail in local shops and the library – the trail features several Blue Plaques. Ample free parking is available in the centre along with a variety of cafes, shops and inns. A farmers’ market is held in the town centre on the second Sunday of each month at the Market Place from 9am to 1pm. (third Sunday in November)

Wetherby Racecourse & Conference Centre

A friendly Yorkshire racecourse on the northern banks of the River Wharfe, award-winning Wetherby Racecourse is one of the country’s best Jump racing tracks, and a premier Yorkshire National Hunt Racecourse with a rich history stretching back to its first meet in 1891! Ideally situated, Wetherby Racecourse has exceptional conference, banqueting and wedding facilities, and makes the perfect venue for any event, located just a short distance from York, Leeds and Harrogate. A range of tailor-made racing packages are available and the course also features a vast 25 acre showground ideal for big outdoor events.

Where to Stay

A superb choice of quality B&B accommodation and welcoming guest houses can be found around Wetherby centre in a pretty market town setting within easy reach of the Jump Racecourse and the A1 motorway. Stay in a character 17th century coach house B&B or a traditional inn with rooms serving fine food and ales. You’ll also find an excellent selection of quality budget hotel accommodation ideal as a travel stopover or racecourse accommodation. Browse Wetherby accommodation below and book online with iknow.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.