Ascot Hotels

Mini guide to Ascot


The quiet town of Ascot, Berkshire, is situated less than half and hour from London and features the world famous Royal Ascot Racecourse, where you can enjoy horse racing at its finest. The town also offers many quaint bed-and-breakfasts for a relaxing time away from the track.

The primary reason for visiting this town is Royal Ascot Racecourse, which was founded in 1711 and is the world's most famous racecourse. Some 500,000 visitors come through the gates of Ascot Racecourse each year. Up until 1945 the only racing to take place at Ascot was the four-day Royal Meeting. Since then the number of events has steadily increased, with the introduction of the steeple chase and hurdle course in 1965, allowing National Hunt fixtures to be held during the winter months.

Presently, Ascot Racecourse stages 25 days of racing throughout the year, including 16 Flat meetings between the months of May and October and nine National Hunt meetings between November and April. Highlights include Diamond Day, featuring the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, The Blue Square Shergar Cup, racing's only team competition and the BETDAQ Festival of racing, featuring The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

The Royal Meeting, held annually in June is undoubtedly the most famous event. More than 300,000 people visit attend Royal Ascot week, making it Europe's most popular race meeting. Top class thoroughbreds and world famous jockeys compete for some of the highest accolades in horseracing. The quality of the horseracing is simply outstanding, with over £3 million in prize money on offer and a total of 16 Group races, including at least one Group One event on each of the five days.

Ascot is situated less than half an hour from London and is within easy reach of Windsor Castle, Legoland, Thorpe Park, Hampton Court, Bracknell, and Wentworth and Sunninghill golf courses.

Ascot is approximately 45 minutes drive from London and is located very close to the M3, M4 and M25 motorways and to Heathrow. From London and the north, take the M4 junction 6 on to A332 Windsor bypass and follow signs to Ascot. There is a frequent train service to Ascot from both Reading and London Waterloo. The average journey time is 27 minutes from Reading and 46 minutes from Waterloo. Regular services also run from Guildford.

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Royal Berkshire Ramada Plaza

Macdonald Hotels, The Berystede

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