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Royal Ascot

Type:Sporting Event

Ascot Racecourse, High Street, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7JX

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The grandstand at Royal Ascot, Ascot Racecourse

About

Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse

Royal Ascot is a highlight of the summer social season and is certainly a must-attend event of the year and a quintessentially British day out.

These are five days made for socialising.  Experience all the elements of Royal Ascot in 2018: the racing, the pageantry, the dining and the style!

Every day of the Royal Ascot meeting – from Tuesday to Saturday – is attended by The Queen and members of the royal family.

The Queen is a dedicated racehorse owner and has attended every Royal Ascot during her reign. 

The Queen and the royal party depart Windsor Castle in a fleet of cars and travel along the Long Walk into Windsor Great Park.  They change from cars to horse-drawn Ascot Landaus then the royal procession makes its way down the Straight Mile of Ascot Racecourse.  The royal procession is always an iconic moment to herald the start of every raceday and it has taken place every year since 1825.

Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for more than £7.3 milllion in prize money. Our eighteen Group races, eight of them in Group One, have made legends of the finest thoroughbreds. Black Caviar, Frankel, Yeats – all are Royal Ascot winners turned household names.

Royal Ascot Tickets

There are four enclosures to choose from, each with its own individual character, and all put you at the heart of the racing action: the Royal Enclosure, the Queen Anne Enclosure, the Village Enclosure and the Windsor Enclosure.

Find out more about the various enclosures and how to book tickets.

https://www.ascot.co.uk/horse-races-and-events/royal-ascot/overview

Ladies' day at Royal Ascot

The Thursday of Royal Ascot is the day of the historic Gold Cup.  It’s Ascot’s oldest surviving race and the winning owners still receive a gold trophy to keep.  The term Ladies’ Day was first coined in 1823 when an anonymous poet described the Thursday of the Royal Meeting as "Ladies’ Day … when the women, like angels, look sweetly divine." Thursday is vibrant and celebratory.

Dress code: what to wear at Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot is heralded as a major fashion event.  It’s an excuse to dress up and have a fabulous day!  Depending on which enclosure you have tickets for, you can be guided and inspired by what to wear at Royal Ascot 2018 by visiting the Royal Ascot Style Guide

Royal Ascot Dates

The dates for this year’s Royal Ascot is Tuesday 19 June to Saturday 23 June 2018.  Gates open at 10:30am, The Queen arrives by carriage at 2pm, the first race is a 2:30pm and the last race is at 5:35pm.

After racing, traditional singing around the Bandstand commences in Grandstand Admission at approximately 6pm.

Facilities

Catering

  • Full liquor licence
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarians catered for

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Groups welcome
  • Toilets on Site

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • Parking (charge)
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Smoking Some Areas

Map & Directions

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