One of the best known British horse race courses, Royal Ascot is an internationally acclaimed racing event, bringing together the finest horses and jockeys from across the world. Competing for a total price money of around £6.5m each day has a different identity, each hosting six main races. Pick the best day for you or if you’re a keen race enthusiast why not book to stay for them all.
Fashion is just as important at Royal Ascot as the racing itself, lady’s day in particular being something to behold with an array of hats and the latest in designer outfits. Queen Elizabeth II has also attended every Royal Ascot meeting during her reign, with the opening parade in the Queen’s honour also worth a watch prior to the racing.
Nearest airport is Heathrow, situated only ten miles away and train journeys are frequent from London Waterloo or via Reading and Guildford. Tickets for Royal Ascot are separated into three age groups, under 14’s, 15 to 48 and the over 48’s. Prices vary depending on age group and which day or enclosure you book into, the cheapest being the Tuesday and Wednesday at £21 whilst the Queen Anne Enclosure can cost up to £80 for the final race day. Whichever day you choose dress to impress, ensuring you check the dress code to avoid being turned away.
If you’re likely to place several bets across the week, then look at the race card for each day in advance to help plan your visit, taking into consideration Thursday to Saturday sell out in advance. If you’re just happy to soak up the atmosphere then lady’s day will prove the ultimate Ascot experience, or for something more special upgrade your ticket to include fine dining or hire a private box for the occasion.
If you are planning to visit Royal Ascot, choose from rental properties close to the racecourse such as houses, flats, studios, rental apartments or Bed and Breakfast. Whether you are looking to rent in Ascot, or travel from elsewhere in Berkshire, it is easy to travel around the area by road or by rail and arrive at Royal Ascot Racecourse. Check out our accommodation in Ascot.
With the royal residence of Windsor Castle only twenty minutes away from Ascot, extend your stay to visit the famous castle or enjoy the grounds at Windsor Great Park. Make it a family holiday and include Legoland, take in a show at the Theatre Royal or for something different explore the historical area with the amphibious Duck Tours.
For more information about Royal Ascot: tickets, directions, Queen Anne Enclosure, Windsor Enclosure, race days and events. Fine dining at Royal Ascot, private boxes and other events check the official website here.
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