Carlisle - British Racecourse

Located just north of The Lake District a stone’s throw from Scotland.

About Carlisle

Set in open countryside, the undulating course provides racing 11 months of the year with Jump meetings from October to April and Flat meetings between May and September. Situated between the Borders and the Lake District, Carlisle provides tourists with an ideal opportunity for a day out at the races. Stamina is an important factor here as the course is galloping in nature and the uphill finish offers a real sting in the tail. Each year in June, the track features the Cumberland Plate and Carlisle Bell carrying on a tradition which dates back to the 17th century. 

Course Details:

Flat - Right-handed, 1 1/2m pear-shape, galloping and against collar over last 4f.

National Hunt -  Right-handed, undulating, stiff and galloping. A Circuit of 1m 5f.

Getting there, directions and parking:

Train – The racecourse is 2.2 miles from Carlisle Station (102 miles south of Glasgow Central, and 299 miles north of London Euston).
Stagecoach operate a bus service to Durdar – Route 65 or 66. Alternatively the racecourse is only a short taxi ride or a slightly longer walk away.

Bus - On race days, Reays operate a bus service from Carlisle Bus Station to the Racecourse. Buses usually run 90 minutes and 45 minutes before the first race and return to Carlisle 5 minutes and 35 minutes after the last race. The cost for this service is around £1.60 each way.

Parking - Coach and car parking is free of charge in the race day car parks located adjacent to the Grandstand.


Places to stay nearby:

Premier Inn Carlisle (2 miles)
Carleton, Carlisle, CA4 0AD
Tel: 0871 527 8206
Dalston Hall Hotel (1.8 miles)
Dalston Road (B5299), Carlisle CA5 7JX, England
Tel: 01228 710271

Pubs Nearby:

The Woodrow Wilson (2 miles)
48 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1QS, England
Tel: 01228 819942
Spinners Arms (1.1 miles)
Cummersdale, Carlisle, CA2 6BD
Tel: 01228 532 928



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