Southwell - British Racecourse
7 miles from Newark- 15 miles from Nottingham- 23 miles from Lincoln in 145 acres of Nottinghamshire countryside.
About Southwell Racecourse:
In 1886, the racecourse had its first grandstand, although riding conditions were difficult. However, in 1897 it was decided a new track was to be made and almost seventy years later a new enclosure stand was built and opened in 1965. The track became all weather in 1989, which is also the year Southwell held an all-weather National Hunt meeting for the first time. Situated just 7 miles from Newark, 15 miles from Nottingham, 16 miles from Mansfield and 23 miles from Lincoln and set in 145 acres of beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside, Southwell Racecourse is a stunning location that has been steeped in history since its very first race meeting, on 16th May 1898. Accompanied under 18's are admitted free of charge to both the Grandstand and Premier Enclosures.
Flat- All weather – left-handed 1¼m oval fibresand track with 3f straight.
National Hunt- Left-handed oval, approx. 1m round, with six portable fences. Run-in of 220y. Chase course runs outside the all-weather course, crossing it on the run to the last and again shortly after the winning post. The outside half of jumps course is used in the summer.
Getting there, directions and parking:
Train - The nearest station is Rolleston which is adjacent to the course. Rolleston Train Station lies on the Nottingham to Lincoln line. If you arrive at Newark Station, then it is about a 9 mile journey to Racecourse Road, Southwell. The operator East Midlands Trains run additional train services calling at Rolleston on race days in line with the first and last race times.
Parking - 1000 free parking spaces.
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Places to stay nearby:
Kelham House Country Manor Hotel (3 miles)
Main Street, Kelham, Newark-on-Trent NG23 5QP (Formerly Red House Country Manor)
Tel: 01636 705266
Premier Inn Nottingham North Daybrook (12.9 miles)
101 Mansfield Rd, Daybrook, Nottingham NG5 6BH
Tel: 0871 527 8850
The Bromley at Fiskerton (0.8 miles)
Main Street, Fiskerton, Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0UL
Tel: 01636 830789
The Lion at Farnsfield (6.1 miles)
Main Street, Farnsfield NG22 8EY
Tel: 01623 883566