Where to be for the best views
On all racedays excluding the Derby Festival the stands are open as one enclosure allowing racegoers free movement between both the Queen's Stand and the Grandstand.
The Lonsdale Enclosure in the centre of the course is also open on these days but please note there is no access to the Parade Ring, the stands or the concessions in this enclosure.
For Derby Day
The Queens Stand
One of the most impressive stands in British racing, the Queen’s Stand is at the heart of the action.
The Queen’s Stand is on the finishing line and above the weighing room with prime viewing of the Winner’s Circle. You can access the Parade Ring and follow horses all the way to the track before taking up a spot to watch the race on the steppings or the Queen’s Stand Lawn.
Ticket holders can also access the Duchess’s Stand giving you additional access to bookmakers’ as well main public betting hall and Derby Village.
The superb Grandstand, where the Duchess's Stand is located, provides an excellent relaxed atmosphere to view the racing from the bookmakers’ ring and extensive steppings to take in all the action.
There are also a number of reserved seats for the Derby Festival which you can book with your admission ticket for the day and this will guarantee you a seat for the day.
The Grandstand gives you additional access to the Paddock and Bookmakers’ facilities.
The Lonsdale Enclosure
One of the iconic images of the Derby Festival is the famous open top buses that line the closing yards of the track to the finish.
Opposite the main stands, the Lonsdale Enclosure is the grass enclosure where you can get right up to the rails and see the horses thunder past. This is a very popular enclosure as you’re right in front of all the action.
Food and drink for own consumption can be taken into this area.
The Upper Tattenham Enclosure
This is one of the fastest growing enclosures. With a trackside view all the way down to the pivotal Tattenham Corner, betting facilities and the opportunity see the event unfolding in front of you, it represents excellent value.
Food and drink for own consumption can be brought into this area.
The Hillside Enclosure is a relatively new enclosure designed to provide families with the opportunity to enjoy the renowned atmosphere of the Downs in a safe, family friendly environment.
With access to exclusive toilet facilities, bars, betting facilities, picnic tables, catering units serving a variety of options and a big screen to watch the racing, this is a fabulous way for adults and children alike to experience one of Britain's biggest days out in a comfortable, family environment. Plus, there is a host of complimentary entertainment to keep the kids occupied and exercised throughout the day.
Food and drink for own consumption can also be brought into this enclosure at no cost.