Bath Races

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The Somerset city of Bath has a great many attractions for visitors, mainly centred around the wonderful Georgian architecture and Roman spa heritage which gives the city its name. Perhaps a lesser known attraction but one of the real delights of the city is Bath Racecourse. Set on Lansdown Hill overlooking the city, the location is certainly appealing and the Bath races course has the honour of being the highest flat racecourse in Britain, at 780 feet above sea level.

Free Racing Tips In spite of its height and, uniquely among flat racing courses its lack of watering system, the ancient downland of the Bath races course is lush and springy and the long straights of the oval track are perfectly suited for the long striding gallops which make flat racing so popular.

The tight bends add to thrill of the race and long incline to the finishing post provides all the drama and excitement which makes horse racing is so popular.

Notable races at Bath include the Lansdown and Dick Hern Fillies' Stakes.

Bath Racecourse has a reputation for offering a friendly, relaxed and intimate race day experience and a whole series of special offers and packages are available to suit the demands of the keen racegoer as well as those who simply want a good day out with friends and family.

New to racing or seasoned aficionado, the hospitality and environment at Bath racecourse combines with all the thrill of flat racing to provide a memorable day at the races.

Popular all inclusive options for visitors include the Fancy a Flutter package which includes a grandstand and paddock ticket, raceday programme, welcome drink, burger meal and tote betting voucher. The Classic Raceday package includes a premier ticket, programme, welcome drink and tote betting voucher. An exclusive behind the scenes racecourse tour is also included.

A range of discounts and concessions are available at Bath races. With children under 16 gaining free entry, racing at Bath is the perfect family activity. Students and OAPs enjoy a discount on Premier, and Grandstand and Paddock tickets, when purchased on the day and group bookings of 15 or more enjoy a 20% discount when booking in advance.

For groups wishing to incorporate some fine dining into their raceday there are two on-course restaurants and hospitality packages are available which include three course meal and televisions to view the races.

Basic tickets for the races are offered in three options, Premier, Grandstand and Paddock, and for the Centre Course Picnic Enclosure.
Bath Races, inside rail

The Premier Enclosure places visitors right in the heart of the racing action, with superb views from the Premier Grandstand and full access to all public spaces. Exclusive access to the Premier Bar and Restaurant is also a feature and prior booking of a table in the restaurant is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Tickets for the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure allow unrestricted access to these areas in addition to the Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure. Bookmakers and a variety of bar and eateries are also available. The Centre Course Picnic Enclosure is perfect for those who simply want to turn up and be a part of the action. With plenty of picnic space, parking, snack, bar and betting facilities to accompany a close up view of the racing this is a popular option for families and those looking for an uncomplicated and fun day out at Bath races.

Bath Races, winner Bath Racecourse is also a premier conference centre with a range of first class facilities in which to host private parties, weddings, public events, exhibitions and conferences.

All catering, staff and equipment can be supplied for any event and a professional events team are on hand to ensure the efficient planning and running of any function or celebration. Conferences and seminars for anything between 4 and 400 people can be organised and day delegate and 24 hour delegate packages are available.

Summer and Christmas parties as well as other themed events are regular features at the course and are as much an integral part of the social calendar as the most glamorous of race nights, Ladies Night, in which high fashion and top racing go hand in hand.

There is certainly something about a race course which enhances celebrations, whether in making that big win or simply taking in the atmosphere of the elegant surrounds.

The stunning backdrop of the racecourse, atop one of the countries most beautiful cities makes Bath Racecourse particularly popular for weddings and everything can be arranged from the luxury marquees and wedding breakfast menus to the flowers and entertainment at the reception. The ceremony itself can also be held on site and the race course is licensed to hold civil weddings and partnership ceremonies.

For those who intend to spend some time in Bath, whether for a holiday or special event, a full range of accommodation options are available to suit every taste and budget. There are certainly plenty of ways in which to spend leisure time in the city. Bath is a World Heritage Site with many museums, theatres and cultural attractions which draw a great many visitors each year. Bath races is as much a part of the cultural and historic fabric of the city as its many other attractions and incorporating some horse racing into a short break or holiday in the city is a great way experience Bath at its very best.