Bath - British Racecourse
At 780 feet above sea level, Bath is Britian's highest flat racecourse.
A left-handed oval track of one mile four furlongs and 25 yards, it has a home straight of nearly half-a-mile. Evening meetings take place in the summer months. Bath held its first major meet at the racecourse in 1811. Bath Racecourse traditionally only held one meet a year, usually over two days and has gradually increased to the action packed calendar of 22 meets that are staged for 2016. Bath’s biggest race during the early centuries was named the Somersetshire Stakes, a race that continues today.
Left-handed 1 1/2m, oval, galloping, 4f run-in, bending to left, against collar throughout. Ground seldom testing.
Getting there, directions and parking:
Train – You can reach Bath Racecourse from both the main London Paddington and South Wales lines. There are also regular connections from Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham. Buses and taxis run from the station to the course (10-15 minutes ride).
Bus - On race days they operate a bus service for anyone that would like to visit Bath Racecourse. The bus services picks up from the bottom of Manvers Street opposite Bath Spa Train Station. Bath Racecourse also provides a Shuttle Bus that usually stops at the following bus stops in Bath City Centre before travelling to the racecourse: Manvers Street (Stop Bf) – ideal for the bus and railway station, Guildhall (Stop Cf), Alfred Street (Stop Aa)
Parking – Free parking is available.
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Places to stay nearby:
The Pig near Bath (9.5 miles)
Hunstrete House, Pensford BS39 4NS, England
Tel: 01761 490490
Premier Inn Bath City Centre Hotel (3.2 miles away)
James Street West, Bath BA1 2BX, England
Tel: 0871 527 9454
Hare & Hounds (2.1 miles)
Lansdown Road, Avon, Bath, BA15TJ
Tel; 01225 482682
The Chequers (2.9 miles)
50 Rivers Street, Bath BA1 2QA, England
Tel: 01225 360017