Ascot RacecourseAscot Racecourse
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Tel: 01344 622 211
Fax: (sales) 0870 4601238
Flat: The Swinley Course is the main circuit and is a right handed triangle of approximately 1 mile 6 furlongs. The longest side is slightly downhill to the turn and then rises steadily from there to the finish. An extension forming an L-shape is the the Old Mile Course. The New Mile Course is an extension of the finishing straight for all races up to 1-mile in distance and is uphill all the way.
National Hunt: The National Hunt course is on the inside of the Swinley Course. This is also approximately 1 mile 6 furlongs and is run right-handed. One complete circuit has 10 fences, two of these are open ditches and there is one water jump. The the finish is uphill.
The Members Enclosure: Day Member badge holders can also gain access to the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure. Contact the course for restaurant and booking details in this enclosure and for hospitality packages. There is a dress code for this enclosure. For Royal meetings, Ladies are asked to wear formal day dress with a hat to cover the crown of the head. Trouser suits are permitted, but must be of matching material. Gentlemen are reminded that only black or grey morning dress with a top hat is required. Service dress may also be worn. Overseas visitors are welcome to wear the national dress of their country. Those not complying with the dress code will be asked to leave the Royal Enclosure. For all other race meetings we encourage gentlemen to dress smartly by wearing a shirt and tie or collared polo shirt. Many Ladies wear hats although this is not obligatory.
The Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure: There are a variety of bars, restaurants and catering outlets in the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure offering a wide variety of hot and cold food and beverages. On Royal meetings, Gentlemen are encouraged to wear a jacket and tie or suit. Ladies may wear trouser suits. Many ladies wear hats although this is not obligatory. Please note that jeans, shorts and trainers are not permitted.
Ascot Racecourse is ideally situated in beautiful wooded countryside adjoining Windsor Great Park and about 50 minutes drive or train journey from London.
Located close to the M3, M4, M40 & M25 motorways and to London Heathrow for international visitors, Ascot offers easy access for all racing fans wherever their departure point.
From London and the North
M4 Junction 6 onto the A332 Windsor by-pass and follow the signs to Ascot
From the West
M4 Junction 10 to the A329(M) signed to Bracknell and follow the signs to Ascot
From the South and East
M3 Junction 3 onto the A332 signed to Bracknell and follow the signs to Ascot
From the Midlands
M40 southbound, Junction 4. Take the A404 towards the M4 (Junction 8/9). On the M4 head towards Heathrow / London. Leave M4 at Junction 6 and follow A332 Windsor by-pass to Ascot.
All visitors are advised to arrive as early as possible and before 12.00 midday at the latest during Royal Ascot week to avoid delays.
For up to date travel information tune into BBC Radio Berkshire on 95.4 FM or 104.1 FM or log onto www.bbc.co.uk/berkshire before you leave, to receive a local traffic update.
There is a frequent 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. The railway station is a seven-minute walk from the Racecourse.
For more details, please call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.