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Fri 05 May 2017

Centaur Party after racing

Fri 05 May 2017

Hunter Chase Evening

Tue 13 Mar 2018

Champion Day

Featured Event
Wed 14 Mar 2018

Ladies Day

Featured Event
Thu 15 Mar 2018

St Patricks Thursday

Featured Event
Fri 16 Mar 2018

Cheltenham Gold Cup Day

Featured Event

Exclusive Packages

Make it an experience ...

Gold Cup Day Coach Package (London)

Fri 16 Mar 2018 - Fri 16 Mar 2018

  • Best Mate Enclosure Ticket
  • Return Coach Travel from London
from
£75.00
per person
(based on 2 sharing)

Racing Breaks are delighted to offer this coach package for Gold Cup Day on Friday 16th March 2018! With a ticket to the Gold Cup and return coach travel from London this is the perfect way to experience the "The Greatest Show on Turf!"

Your Package Includes


  • Return Coach Travel from Hammersmith, London

  • Best Mate Enclosure Ticket for Gold Cup Day (Friday)

  • Racecard

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This package is also available to be booked inclusive of Tattersalls or Club Enclosure Tickets, prices for these options are as follows:

  • Tattersalls Enclosure: £90.00/person

  • Club Enclosure: £120.00/person

Additional Information


Coach Timings

The coach will depart Hammersmith at 09:00 and travel directly to Cheltenham Racecourse (the journey time is approximately 2 hours).

Following the Racing the coach will depart the Racecourse at approximately 18:15 and return directly to Hammersmith.

Best Mate Enclosure Ticket

Directly opposite the main stands, the Best Mate Enclosure is tremendous value with a great view of the racing, a variety of food choices, plus extensive betting facilities and bars. At The Festival, entertainment includes leading 'cover' bands. The Best Mate Enclosure does not provide access to the Parade Ring or additional entertainment and activities such as the Shopping Village.

Tattersalls Enclosure Ticket

Extensive grandstand views. Access to a wide choice of betting and eating and bars, to all the bookmakers in the betting ring, The Centaur, parade ring, unsaddling enclosure and Hall of Fame. Access to both the Gold Cup and Festival Restaurants and the trade stands in the Tented Village.

Club Enclosure Ticket

Club is Cheltenham's most exclusive enclosure with the best viewing and refreshment offerings. A Club Day badge for the Open Saturday or The Festival also entitles you to use all the facilities within Tattersalls.

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Cheltenham St Patrick's Day Package

Thu 15 Mar 2018 - Fri 16 Mar 2018

  • Best Mate Enclosure Ticket
  • The Cheltenham Chase Hotel
from
£199.00
per person
(based on 2 sharing)

BOOK NOW WITH JUST A £25 DEPOSIT PER PERSON

Your Package Includes


  • One Nights' Bed & Breakfast at The Cheltenham Chase Hotel on Thursday Evening

  • Best Mate Enclosure Ticket for St Patrick's Day (Thursday)

  • Racecard

Optional Extras


  • Upgrade to Tattersalls Enclosure + £15 / Club Enclosure + £45

  • Additional Night at the Cheltenham Chase Hotel

  • Additional Race Day Ticket

  • Private Transfer to Racecourse

Additional Information


The Hotel

The Cheltenham Chase Hotel is located less than 7 miles from Cheltenham Racecourse and offers the perfect location for your Festival Break! The classic, warmly decorated rooms and suites offer en-suite bathrooms, free WiFi, TVs, safes, minifridges, and tea & coffee making facilities. Amenities include a traditional restaurant with countryside views and outdoor tables, a relaxed bar/lounge, and a fitness centre and spa with an indoor pool.

With Free Parking at the Hotel you can arrive on the morning of the races and take advantage of the Racecourse Shuttle service the Hotel runs during Festival Week. This is available on a first-come-first-served basis for hotel guests.

Best Mate Enclosure Ticket

The Best Mate Enclosure is situated directly opposite the main grandstand and provides great views of the racing. Built in 2004, this modern grandstand offers a variety of food choices, as well as extensive betting facilities and bars. Access to the Parade Ring or additional activities and entertainment such as the Shopping Village is not available from Best Mate.

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Cheltenham Champions Day Package

Tue 13 Mar 2018 - Wed 14 Mar 2018

  • Best Mate Enclosure Ticket
  • The Cheltenham Chase Hotel
from
£199.00
per person
(based on 2 sharing)

BOOK NOW WITH JUST A £25 DEPOSIT PER PERSON

Your Package Includes


  • One Nights' Bed & Breakfast at The Cheltenham Chase Hotel on Tuesday Evening

  • Best Mate Enclosure Ticket for Champions Day (Tuesday)

  • Racecard

Optional Extras


  • Upgrade to Tattersalls Enclosure + £15 / Club Enclosure + £45

  • Additional Night at the Cheltenham Chase Hotel

  • Additional Race Day Ticket

  • Private Transfer to Racecourse

Additional Information


The Hotel

The Cheltenham Chase Hotel is located less than 7 miles from Cheltenham Racecourse and offers the perfect location for your Festival Break! The classic, warmly decorated rooms and suites offer en-suite bathrooms, free WiFi, TVs, safes, minifridges, and tea & coffee making facilities. Amenities include a traditional restaurant with countryside views and outdoor tables, a relaxed bar/lounge, and a fitness centre and spa with an indoor pool.

With Free Parking at the Hotel you can arrive on the morning of the races and take advantage of the Racecourse Shuttle service the Hotel runs during Festival Week. This is available on a first-come-first-served basis for hotel guests.

Best Mate Enclosure Ticket

The Best Mate Enclosure is situated directly opposite the main grandstand and provides great views of the racing. Built in 2004, this modern grandstand offers a variety of food choices, as well as extensive betting facilities and bars. Access to the Parade Ring or additional activities and entertainment such as the Shopping Village is not available from Best Mate.

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Cheltenham Ladies Day Package

Wed 14 Mar 2018 - Thu 15 Mar 2018

  • Best Mate Enclosure Ticket
  • The Cheltenham Chase Hotel
from
£199.00
per person
(based on 2 sharing)

BOOK NOW WITH JUST A £25 DEPOSIT PER PERSON

Your Package Includes


  • One Nights' Bed & Breakfast at The Cheltenham Chase Hotel on Wednesday Evening

  • Best Mate Enclosure Ticket for Ladies Day (Wednesday)

  • Racecard

Optional Extras


  • Upgrade to Tattersalls Enclosure + £15 / Club Enclosure + £45

  • Additional Night at the Cheltenham Chase Hotel

  • Additional Race Day Ticket

  • Private Transfer to Racecourse

Additional Information


The Hotel

The Cheltenham Chase Hotel is located less than 7 miles from Cheltenham Racecourse and offers the perfect location for your Festival Break! The classic, warmly decorated rooms and suites offer en-suite bathrooms, free WiFi, TVs, safes, minifridges, and tea & coffee making facilities. Amenities include a traditional restaurant with countryside views and outdoor tables, a relaxed bar/lounge, and a fitness centre and spa with an indoor pool.

With Free Parking at the Hotel you can arrive on the morning of the races and take advantage of the Racecourse Shuttle service the Hotel runs during Festival Week. This is available on a first-come-first-served basis for hotel guests.

Best Mate Enclosure Ticket

The Best Mate Enclosure is situated directly opposite the main grandstand and provides great views of the racing. Built in 2004, this modern grandstand offers a variety of food choices, as well as extensive betting facilities and bars. Access to the Parade Ring or additional activities and entertainment such as the Shopping Village is not available from Best Mate.

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2 Night Cheltenham Gold Cup Day Package

Thu 15 Mar 2018 - Sat 17 Mar 2018

  • Best Mate Enclosure Ticket
  • Hallmark Hotel Gloucester
from
£299.00
per person
(based on 2 sharing)

Racing Breaks are delighted to offer this package for the Gold Cup in March 2018! With a ticket to the Gold Cup and accommodation on Thursday and Friday evening there really is no better way to take in "The Greatest Show on Turf!"

Your Package Includes


  • Two Nights' Bed & Breakfast at The Hallmark Hotel Gloucester on Thursday and Friday Evening

  • Best Mate Enclosure Ticket for Gold Cup Day (Friday)

  • Racecard

Optional Extras


  • Upgrade to Tattersalls Enclosure + £15 / Club Enclosure + £45

  • Additional Race Day Ticket

  • Private Transfer to Racecourse

Additional Information


The Hotel

An 11-mile drive from Cheltenham racecourse, this upscale spa hotel is also a 9-minute walk from Gloucester Golf Club and 3 miles from Kingsholm Stadium. The refined rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Amenities include free parking, as well as a brasserie restaurant and a relaxed wine bar with a fireplace. There's also a spa with a sauna, a steam room and beauty treatments, and a health club with an indoor pool, a fitness centre and a squash court.

Best Mate Enclosure Ticket

The Best Mate Enclosure is situated directly opposite the main grandstand and provides great views of the racing. Built in 2004, this modern grandstand offers a variety of food choices, as well as extensive betting facilities and bars. Access to the Parade Ring or additional activities and entertainment such as the Shopping Village is not available from Best Mate.

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⛳️ Celtic Manor Champion Day Package 🏇

Mon 12 Mar 2018 - Wed 14 Mar 2018

  • Best Mate Enclosure
  • The Coldra Court Hotel by Celtic Manor
from
£199.00
per person
(based on 2 sharing)

BOOK NOW WITH JUST A £25 DEPOSIT PER PERSON

Your Package Includes


  • Two Nights' Bed & Breakfast at The Coldra Court Hotel by Celtic Manor

  • Dinner each evening in The Rib Smokehouse & Grill

  • Round of Golf on either the Roman Road or Montgomerie Course

  • Return Transfer to Cheltenham Racecourse on Tuesday

  • Best Mate Enclosure Ticket for Champions Day

  • Racecard

Itinerary


Monday 12th March 2018

Arrive at the Hotel at leisure and check-in for the first of your two nights accommodation.

Play your round of golf on either the Roman Road or Montgomerie Course!

Enjoy Dinner in The Rib Smokehouse and Grill on-site at The Coldra Court Hotel.

Tuesday 13th March 2018

Enjoy breakfast in the Hotel before boarding the coach to Cheltenham Racecourse.

The coach will depart at approximately 10am and the journey time is roughly 60 minutes.

Upon conclusion of the racing the coach will depart the racecourse at approximately 6:30pm.

Enjoy Dinner in The Rib Smokehouse and Grill on-site at The Coldra Court Hotel.

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Enjoy breakfast at the Hotel before checking out.

If preferred, the round of golf can be played today, before departure, instead of on Monday.

Optional Extras


  • Upgrade to Tattersalls Enclosure +£15 / Club Enclosure: +£45

  • Upgrade to a round on the Twenty Ten Golf Course: +£40

  • Add an additional nights' accommodation: price on request

Additional Information


The Hotel

Located in the quiet suburb of Langstone, on the outskirts of the City of Newport and part of the Celtic Manor collection, The Coldra Court Hotel is an excellent base from which to enjoy a Golf & Racing Break.

Best Mate Enclosure Ticket

The Best Mate Enclosure is situated directly opposite the main grandstand and provides great views of the racing. Built in 2004, this modern grandstand offers a variety of food choices, as well as extensive betting facilities and bars. Access to the Parade Ring or additional activities and entertainment such as the Shopping Village is not available from Best Mate.

Golf

The Celtic Manor Resort is home to 3 Championship Courses, with the flagship course, The Twenty Ten, having played host to the 2010 Ryder Cup!

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⛳️ Celtic Manor Gold Cup Day Package 🏇

Thu 15 Mar 2018 - Sat 17 Mar 2018

  • Best Mate Enclosure
  • The Coldra Court Hotel by Celtic Manor
from
£229.00
per person
(based on 2 sharing)

BOOK NOW WITH JUST A £25 DEPOSIT PER PERSON

Your Package Includes


  • Two Nights' Bed & Breakfast at The Coldra Court Hotel by Celtic Manor

  • Dinner each evening in The Rib Smokehouse & Grill

  • Round of Golf on either the Roman Road or Montgomerie Course

  • Return Transfer to Cheltenham Racecourse on Friday

  • Best Mate Enclosure Ticket for Gold Cup Day

  • Racecard

Itinerary


Thursday 15th March 2018

Arrive at the Hotel at leisure and check-in for the first of your two nights accommodation.

Play your round of golf on either the Roman Road or Montgomerie Course!

Enjoy Dinner in The Rib Smokehouse and Grill on-site at The Coldra Court Hotel.

Friday 16th March 2018

Enjoy breakfast in the Hotel before boarding the coach to Cheltenham Racecourse.

The coach will depart at approximately 10am and the journey time is roughly 60 minutes.

Upon conclusion of the racing the coach will depart the racecourse at approximately 6:30pm.

Enjoy Dinner in The Rib Smokehouse and Grill on-site at The Coldra Court Hotel.

Saturday 17th March 2018

Enjoy breakfast at the Hotel before checking out.

If preferred, the round of golf can be played today, before departure, instead of on Thursday.

Optional Extras


  • Upgrade to Tattersalls Enclosure +£15 / Club Enclosure: +£45

  • Upgrade to a round on the Twenty Ten Golf Course: +£60

  • Add an additional nights' accommodation: price on request

Additional Information


The Hotel

Located in the quiet suburb of Langstone, on the outskirts of the City of Newport and part of the Celtic Manor collection, The Coldra Court Hotel is an excellent base from which to enjoy a Golf & Racing Break.

The Hotel's spacious, comfortable guest rooms, restaurant and health club deliver all the facilities you need for a perfect short break!

Included within this package is a 2 Course Dinner in the newly opened Rib Smokehouse & Grill on both evenings.

Best Mate Enclosure Ticket

The Best Mate Enclosure is situated directly opposite the main grandstand and provides great views of the racing. Built in 2004, this modern grandstand offers a variety of food choices, as well as extensive betting facilities and bars. Access to the Parade Ring or additional activities and entertainment such as the Shopping Village is not available from Best Mate.

Golf

The Celtic Manor Resort is home to 3 Championship Courses, with the flagship course, The Twenty Ten, having played host to the 2010 Ryder Cup!

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Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

CLUB ENCLOSURE

As Cheltenham's most exclusive area, the Club Enclosure provides a range of viewing and refreshment options. Guests will be treated to spectacular views from the main grandstand, viewing steps and lawn, whilst the center of the course (by the final fence) can also easily be reached. Guests will also have access to all facilities included in the Tattersalls Enclosure.

TATTERSALLS ENCLOSURE

The Tattersalls Enclosure offers guests extensive views from the Grandstands viewing steps. Badge holders have access to the Paddock, Winner's Enclosure viewing steps, The Hall of Fame and The Centaur. The bookmakers in the betting ring (weather permitting) and the extensive totepool betting facilities can also be easily reached. Finally, the enclosure contains a host of bars and eating options including the Gold Cup and Festival Restaurants and the trade stands in the Tented Village.

BEST MATE ENCLOSURE

Cheltenham’s Best Mate enclosure is situated directly opposite the main grandstand and provides great views of the racing. Built in 2004, this modern grandstand offers a variety of food choices, as well as extensive betting facilities and bars. Access to the Parade Ring or additional activities and entertainment such as the Shopping Village is not available from Best Mate.

TATTERSALLS/CLUB

Available on all racedays apart from the Bet Victor Gold Cup Day and Cheltenham Festival Week when the enclosures are separated. Guests can enjoy all the Club and Tattersalls enclosures (listed above) have to offer. This includes access to the Members Lawn, viewing steps, Paddock and the centre of the course by the final fence (weather permitting).

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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

BY RAIL

Cheltenham Spa is easily accessible from both London’s Paddington and Luton with trains running hourly and a journey time of approximately 2 hours. From Birmingham, the journey will take approximately 35 minutes with trains every 30 minutes. From Bristol, trains take about 35 minutes and leave every hour. Taxis from the station will take 10 minutes, whilst a walking route will take approximately 40 minutes and is easily signposted.

BY BUS

During Cheltenham festival a bus will be picking up from Cheltenham Spa station and WH Smith in the Town Centre and dropping off at the racecourse. Return buses from the racecourse, will stop at Pittville Street before dropping off at the station. Returns and Singles from the station cost £5 and £3 respectively, whilst singles from the town and racecourse costs £2.50 each.

National Express also offer buses running to Cheltenham Festival from 21 different locations across the UK, with fares from £21. More info can be found here: http://www.nationalexpress.com/events/cheltenham-festival.aspx

BY AIR

Birmingham and Bristol airports have international flights passing through daily and are easily accessible to/from the course. Meanwhile, Gloucestershire airport is able to schedule private flights. A helipad is also available at the airport.

Parking

Parking at Cheltenham is free on all days apart from the Festival and Saturday of the Open. Parking for the festival is £15 on the day and £8 in advance, whilst parking for the Saturday of the Open is £5 on the day and £4 in advance. The parking scheme for Cheltenham can be found here http://cheltenham.thejockeyclub.co.uk/plan-your-race-day/visitor-information/directions-parking.The scheme is colour coded so that your parking zone will match your label and preferred route.

When picking up and dropping off during the Open and Cheltenham Festival please use the green area at West Car Park. From there, it is a 5 minute walk to the entrances.

Dress Codes

What to wear

There is no particular dress code at Cheltenham, as racing occurs mostly during the Winter months. Racegoers are asked to take both the occasion and weather into account when deciding what to wear. Gentleman will usually wear a suit or similar when in the Club Enclosure, restaurants and hospitality facilities. During the Festival, many ladies wear hats, but with the weather rather than high fashion in mind. Fancy dress is allowed as long as not deemed offensive, and the club reserves the right to turn anyone away who they believe to be dressed inappropriately.

Racecourse Information

The History

As the Home of Jump racing, there are few sporting venues able to match a prestige such as Cheltenham’s. With 16 enthralling days of top class racing each year and an extensive history, this is the place where Champions are born. Indeed, the best of the best compete in a series of championship races over jumps, and sell out crowds of up to 70,000 pack the racecourse amphitheatre that nestles under Cleeve Hill.

The racecourse also plays host to the creme de la creme of, not only racing at Cheltenham, but the whole jump season in its entirety. Taking place over four days in March, Cheltenham Festival attracts racegoers from far and wide, all helping to create a special atmosphere made up of a 260,000 audience and the best horses, jockeys and trainers worldwide.

Comprising of the Gold Cup, Queen Mother Champion Chase and Champion Hurdle, Cheltenham Festival may well be as close to heaven on earth as possible for real racing fans, whilst the craic contributed by the Irish contingent is always engaging. The final day of the Festival is always the highlight of the week, with the cream of national hunt racehorses taking part in the Blue Riband event – the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup. While for many the 2011 victory of Long Run from past winners Denman, Kauto Star and Imperial Commander will live long in the memory, others will never forget Desert Orchid staying on dourly up the hill to record a famous success in 1989.

Fortunately, the course holds other events outside those marvellous four days in March, with the Bet Victor Gold Cup meeting in November and Trials Day in January filling the Festival void.