The Northumberland Plate Festival is a three day event that is held at Newcastle Racecourse in July. The festival is an equestrian event that is one of the most anticipated occasions in the flat racing year. The race is open to horses over three of age and sees horses racing across a two mile course. The event is a popular racing day in the north-east and it is treated as the north’s version of Royal Ascot for ladies in the county.
The Northumberland Plate Festival is also known as the “Pitmen’s Derby” and this reflects the mining heritage in this part of the country. The event attracts crowds of around 24,000 for the racing event and the occasion is well-loved for its informal environment. If you are travelling to the Northumberland Plate day then why not consider booking accommodation in and around Newcastle for the event? That way you can fully enjoy the occasion without worrying about travelling home. Eventful Stay has many places to stay in Newcastle and the surrounding Northumberland countryside. Whether you are part of a couple, a group of friends or even on a corporate day out, Eventful Stays has accommodation for all commission free!!