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Where to be for the best views
Guests staying in the Grandstand Enclosure will have access to all public areas of the racecourse including viewing of the parade ring, numerous bars and food outlets, as well as access to betting outlets.
Centre Course is the ideal enclosure for those with families. With acres of space available, parking is possible within this enclosure, and picnics are often enjoyed here. There is also a bar which serves snacks and provides betting facilities.
The Roof Garden
Located on the top floor of the Laringe Stand, the Roof Garden offers guests a fantastic al fresco dining experience with magnificent views across the rolling Bath countryside. The enclosure features a sophisticated bar and Tote facilities, as well as a food outlet offering charcaturie style sharing platters with local meats and cheeses. As an exclusive area, a smart dress code is required.
How to find us
A bus service operates on racedays (approx 10 - 15 mins) The bus picks up from the bottom of Manvers Street (opposite Bath Spa train station), and stops off at Guildhall and Alfred Street before dropping off at the racecourse. Fares are £4 for a one way ticket and £5 for a return, whilst children under 15 travel free when accompanied by a fare paying adult.
Bath Racecourse is easily accessible by train from both the main London Paddington and South Wales lines and there are regular connections from Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham.
Those wishing to land a helicopter should seek prior permission from the racecourse on 01225 424609.
Bath is conveniently located only 6 miles South of Junction 6 of the M4 and is clearly signposted from all major routes up until its location - ‘Lansdown Hill’.
Parking at Bath is both free and plentiful.
What to wear
Racegoers visiting the private hospitality suites and restaurants should wear smart attire, whilst the dress code for shared hospitality is smart casual (smart jeans and tailored shorts are acceptable). Dress code in the Grandstand Enclosure is also smart casual and sports shirts, ripped jeans, casual shorts and trainers are all not permitted. Ladies Day on the 20th August is always a glamorous occasion at Bath and provides the perfect opportunity for ladies to dress up and try out an elegant hat.
Founded in 1811, Bath Racecourse is steeped in history. Originally holding only one race meeting a year, Bath is now action-packed with racing year after year, with 22 meetings in 2016. The racecourse was refurbished as recently as 2015, and the multi-million pound investment has certainly helped to improve the racing experience - racegoers will now receive unparalleled views of the horses in the parade ring from the Beckford Bar, whilst those wishing to treat themselves will take comfort in the racecourses new state of the art executive suites, all situated within the Kelston Stand. And there’s more… Perhaps the most highly anticipated development of them all, is the introduction of the three tier Langridge Stand. The stand features a magnificent Royal Crescent Suite, ideal for dinners and weddings and provides panoramic views of the track and rolling Somerset hills.
At 780 ft above sea level, Bath is also Britain's highest flat racecourse, something which contributed to it being used as a landing field by the Royal Air Force during World War II. The left handed oval track is 1 mile and 4 furlongs long and with a steep run-in of nearly half a mile, punters should be wary not to celebrate too early when they see their horse leading on the home straight. Bath’s most prestigious flat races are the Lansdown Fillies’ Stakes and the Beckford Stakes and these are run in April and October respectively.