Cheltenham Racecourse Guide

Cheltenham Racecourse, is located in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The racecourse, with a maximum capacity of 67 500 spectators, is home to many of the United Kingdom’s top national hunt races, including the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Queen Mother Champion Chase and World Hurdle.

Prestbury Park

Cheltenham Racecourse is widely regarded as the home of national hunt racing. Located in a natural amphitheatre which is positioned just below the escarpment of Cotswold Hills, Prestbury Park is an ideal location for a horse racing venue. Prestbury Park boasts an on-site railway station through which the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway passes.

Cheltenham Racecourse Guide

Cheltenham Racecourse comprises the Old Course and New Course, the latter featuring a challenging downhill section as well as a longer steeplechase run-in in relation to the Old Course. In addition to these two main courses, there is a cross-country course which is used for steeplechases.

Getting to Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Racecourse is easy to access by the following means:

  • Train – From the Cheltenham Spa Station you can catch a bus link two hours before racing for major events
  • Bus – Stagecoach services D runs regularly every day of the week, while Service 527 also runs regularly from Cheltenham Centre to Bishops Cleeve and Gotherington via the Racecourse Roundabout.
  • Bicycle – There are bicycle parking facilities on site near The Centaur
  • Car – this option is discouraged by the racecourse, and there is a Travel Plan available which outlines initiatives which are being implemented to reduce the need for using a car to get to and from the venue.

For more detailed travel options, visit our Cheltenham Travel Guide.