What's On

Tue 17 Jul 2018

Summer Afternoon Racing


Add some excitement to your week by enjoying an afternoon of thrilling racing.

A quintessential British pastime, great food, drink and, of course, exciting racing combine to ensure you will have an entertaining and unique day out at one of the country’s best small racecourses.

Wed 25 Jul 2018

Summer Afternoon Racing


Add some excitement to your week by enjoying an afternoon of thrilling racing.

A quintessential British pastime, great food, drink and, of course, exciting racing combine to ensure you will have an entertaining and unique day out at one of the country’s best small racecourses.

Fri 03 Aug 2018

Cider Festival


Join us for a proper taste of the West Country at the ever-popular Cider Racenight featuring live music.

Now in its 11th year, exciting racing, live music, great food and, of course, lots of cider, combine to ensure you will have an evening to remember at one of the country’s best small racecourses.

Don’t miss this proper West Country knees up at one of the highlights of the season, sponsored by Kingstone Press.

Wed 08 Aug 2018

Summer Afternoon Racing


Add some excitement to your week by enjoying an afternoon of thrilling racing.

A quintessential British pastime, great food, drink and, of course, exciting racing combine to ensure you will have an entertaining and unique day out at one of the country’s best small racecourses.

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Ladies Twilight Evening - Roni Size Live After Racing

Featured Event

Join fellow racegoers for a show of style and beauty on the Ladies Twilight at Bath Racecourse, with a live DJ Set by Roni Size live after racing.

Stylish outfits, ornate hats, fantastic food and drink and, of course, exciting racing combine to ensure you and your friends have a day out to remember at one of the country's best small racecourses. Take in the fantastic atmosphere of a summer evening raceday, which for a second year includes a celebration of womens sport in our successful all female jockey race, the Silk Series.

The party atmosphere won't stop with the last race, as music will follow the evenings racing. Mercury Prize winning DJ and music producer, Roni Size has also won the Music Producers Guild’s Inspiration Award and he was nominated for Best Dance Act at the UK Festival Awards.

Wed 22 Aug 2018

Summer Afternoon Racing


Add some excitement to your week by enjoying an afternoon of thrilling racing.

A quintessential British pastime, great food, drink and, of course, exciting racing combine to ensure you will have an entertaining and unique day out at one of the country’s best small racecourses.

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Summer Evening Racing


Add some excitement to your week by enjoying an evening of thrilling racing.

A quintessential British pastime, great food, drink and, of course, exciting racing combine to ensure you will have an entertaining and unique day out at one of the country’s best small racecourses.

Wed 05 Sep 2018

Autumn Afternoon Racing


Add some excitement to your week by enjoying an afternoon of thrilling racing.

A quintessential British pastime, great food, drink and, of course, exciting racing combine to ensure you will have an entertaining and unique day out at one of the country’s best small racecourses.

Sat 15 Sep 2018

Bath Cup Festival | Cup Day | James Blunt Live

Featured Event

New for 2018, Bath Racecourse will be playing host to a celebration of the city of Bath during the Bath Cup Festival weekend.

The inaugural Bath Cup Festival, will feature a big money race for the coveted Bath Cup, which will start as the modern era of the traditional Somersetshire Stakes. The festival weekend will be a real celebration for the city of Bath and the successes of the people that live here and in the surrounding areas.

With top class racing and a headline live music performance by James Blunt on ‘Cup Day’, it’s a raceday not to be missed.

The James Blunt concert will take place after racing at approximately 5.45pm.

Sun 16 Sep 2018

Bath Cup Festival | Family Fun Day

New for 2018, Bath Racecourse will be playing host to a celebration of the city of Bath during the Bath Cup Festival weekend.

Day 2 of the festival will feature an action-packed day of family fun, with live music, fun fair rides and free family entertainment in our designated family picnic area. It’s set to be an exciting second half of the Bath Cup Festival racing, with competition for £20,000 of prize money in the final of the Summer Sprint Series.

Mon 01 Oct 2018

Autumn Afternoon Racing

Add some excitement to your week by enjoying an afternoon of thrilling racing.

A quintessential British pastime, great food, drink and, of course, exciting racing combine to ensure you will have an entertaining and unique day out at one of the country’s best small racecourses.

Wed 17 Oct 2018

Season Finale | Autumn Afternoon Racing

Add some excitement to your week and join us for a thrilling season finale at Bath Racecourse.

Enjoy great food, drink and, of course, exciting racing combine to ensure you will have an entertaining and unique day out at our last raceday of 2018.

Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

Grandstand

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

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.

Lansdown, Bath, BA1 9BU
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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

BY BUS

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.

BY TRAIN

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.

BY HELICOPTER

Those wishing to land a helicopter should seek prior permission from the racecourse on 01225 424609.

Parking

BY CAR

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

Parking at Bath is both free and plentiful.

Dress Codes

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.

Racecourse Information

The History

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.