Salisbury - British Racecourse
Racing on the Wiltshire downlands since the 16th century.
About Salisbury Racecourse:
Salisbury Racecourse stages around 16 Flat race meetings between early May and mid-October. Widely regarded as an ideal track for the leading stables to introduce their better prospects, it is therefore unsurprising that this attractive racecourse pulls in the crowds. Although meetings are spread between May and October, there is a heavy leaning towards fixtures during the summer and the two evening meetings are particular favourites amongst the locals. Salisbury hosts relatively short distance races where the maximum trip will be 1m1f. Accompanied children aged 16 or under get in free at all Salisbury race days.
Right-handed and galloping. Loop course for races of 1m2f plus. 7f run-in (part of a nearly straight mile) is mainly uphill and makes for a stiff test.
Getting there, directions and parking:
Train - Salisbury railway station is on several major routes and can be reached from the following: London Waterloo – about 1 hr 30 mins, Basingstoke – about 40 mins, Southampton Central - about 35 mins, Portsmouth Harbour – about 1 hr 30 mins, Bristol Temple Meads – about 1 hr 10 mins, Yeovil Junction – about 50 mins. The railway station is about 4 miles away from the racecourse and a single taxi journey is about £10 and takes about 15 minutes.
Bus - A courtesy bus operates on race days. The bus departs Salisbury train station at a set time and stops at stop J in Castle Street 15 minutes later. Buses returning to Salisbury railway station and stop J in Castle Street will leave from the Racecourse Coach Park 20 minutes prompt following the start of the last race.
Parking - Parking is free at Salisbury Racecourse. There are several car parks so follow the directions of the car parking stewards on race days.
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Places to stay nearby:
The Pembroke Arms Hotel (1.8 miles)
Minster Street, Wilton, Salisbury SP2 0BH
Tel: 01722 743328
Premier Inn Salisbury (North Bishopdown Hotel) (4.4 miles)
Pearce Way, Bishopdown, Salisbury SP1 3GU
Tel: 0871 527 8956
The Cloisters (2.8 miles)
83 Catherine Street, Salisbury SP1 2DH
Tel: 01722 338102
Greyhound Inn (1.8 miles)
4 Market Pl, Wilton, Salisbury, SP2 0HT
Tel: 01722 744050