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Ascot Racecourse

Type:Sports Ground

High Street, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7JX

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About

Ascot Racecourse is synonymous with quality, excellence and a truly memorable day out. It was Queen Anne in 1711 who first saw the potential for a racecourse at Ascot (in those days called East Cote). Whilst out riding near Windsor Castle she came upon an area of open heath that looked, in her words, “ideal for horses to gallop at full stretch”.

The highlight of the year is Royal Ascot in June with five days of tradition, pageantry and style. Indeed Queen Anne's gift to racing, founding the Royal Racecourse, is marked by the tradition of opening Royal Ascot with the Queen Anne Stakes.

Outside of Royal Ascot, spectacular racing takes place throughout the year, each raceday offering a unique theme and atmosphere including the King George VI Weekend in July, a Beer Festival in October and a Fireworks Spectacular in November, as well as four dedicated family racedays and much more. It’s a perfect family day out with free admission for all accompanied children under 18.

Key Racedays in 2018:

• Royal Ascot (Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 June)  

• King George Weekend (Friday 27 and Saturday 28 July)  

• The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup and Concert (Saturday 11th August)  

• Festival of Food & Wine Racing Weekend (Friday 7 and Saturday 8 September)  

• Autumn Racing Weekend & Ascot Beer Festival (Friday 5 and Saturday 6 October)  

• Four dedicated Family Days throughout the year (Sunday 25 March, Saturday 14 July, Saturday 3 November and Saturday 22 December).

And it’s more than just racing! In addition to the themed racedays mentioned above, Ascot Racecourse is also home to other events such as the Luna Cinema.

For more information or to book call 0844 346 300 or visit www.ascot.co.uk

Ticket prices: Ascot Racecourse ticket prices start for £18 per person and generous group and advance discounts are available. Visit www.ascot.co.uk for more information on ticket prices and ticket types. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Queen Anne Enclosure (guide price from)£18.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Parking

Catering

  • Full liquor licence
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area - Visit www.ascot.co.uk/picnic-policy for guidelines if you intend on bringing your own picnic.
  • Picnic Site - Visit www.ascot.co.uk/picnic-policy for guidelines if you intend on bringing your own picnic.
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Indoor children’s play area - Soft play area available
  • Outdoor children’s play area - Free child friendly activities available on dedicated family days.

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Cloakroom
  • Conference facilities - Visit www.ascot.co.uk/conference-and-events for full details.
  • Event Venue - Visit www.ascot.co.uk/conference-and-events for full details.
  • Gay/Lesbian Friendly
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Live Music - Visit www.ascot.co.uk/horse-races-and-events for details on themed racedays.
  • Meeting rooms
  • No Pets
  • Public Telephone
  • Stag and hen parties welcome
  • Team / Corporate Activities
  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Themed Nights - Themed racedays and Christmas parties.

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking - Visit www.ascot.co.uk for available car parks.
  • Free parking - Selected Racedays. Visit www.ascot.co.uk for parking charges.
  • Green Transport - Green Line from London.Buses and coaches from Slough, Windsor and Bracknell.
  • On Site Car Parking - Also available for Limousines, Minibuses and Coaches.
  • On site parking - Free Parking for Limousines,Minibuses and coaches in Car Park 6.
  • Parking (charge) - visit www.ascot.co.uk for parking charges.
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Actively encouraged.
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas

Specialist Features

  • Baggage Storage
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families - Free admission for accompanied children under 18-years (excl. Royal Ascot)
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth - Colts & Fillies Club for under 17s. Star Card 18-24 years (excl. Royal Ascot)

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Racedays Only
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

TripAdvisor

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    516
  • Very Good
    227
  • Average
    67
  • Poor
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  • Terrible
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Recent Reviews:

  • RinaDewson
    Melbourne, Australia
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Fantastic location
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 11th July 2018
    We stayed at this apartment for 10 days during our recent Queensland holiday. I booked this apartment through bookings.com. Location: 9/10 - amazing location and top cafes and restaurant at walking... Read full review
  • suzysue2013
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Hats off to Ascot
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 8th July 2018
    10 of us went to Ladies day at Ascot, we chose the Windsor enclosure so we could take our own picnic and champagne. We arrived later than we had planned so were unable to get a table, however those... Read full review
  • Imran K
    Greater London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Good but last year was better
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 29th June 2018
    3rd year in a row. Went on ladies day - was good but much more busier than last year. Food choice not as good (a little more expensive too) and a little more riff raff but a decent day all... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

FROM LONDON AND THE NORTH

M4 Junction 6 onto the A332 Windsor by-pass and follow the signs to Ascot.

 

FROM THE WEST

M4 Junction 10 to the A329(M) signed to Bracknell and follow the signs to Ascot.

 

FROM THE SOUTH AND EAST

M3 Junction 3 onto the A332 signed to Bracknell and follow the signs to Ascot.

 

FROM THE MIDLANDS

M40 southbound, Junction 4. Take the A404 towards the M4 (Junction 8/9). On the M4 head towards Heathrow/London. Leave M4 at Junction 6 and follow the A332 Windsor by-pass to Ascot

Public Transport Directions

South West Trains runs a frequent service to Ascot from both Reading and London Waterloo. The average journey time is 27 minutes from Reading and 52 minutes from Waterloo. Regular services also run from Guildford. The railway station is a seven-minute walk from the racecourse.

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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