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Royal Windsor Racecourse

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Experience the unique blend of royal heritage & intimate atmosphere that is Royal Windsor Racecourse.

Over the years we've played host to may exciting and successful events notably our famous summertime Monday night racing!

Royal Links

Although the local area has links to horse racing dating back to the era of Henry VIII, the first race meeting at Royal Windsor was not held until 1866.

Of course, Royal patronage is no surprise, horse racing is after all, 'the sport of Kings' (and Queens) and we are privileged to have such a high profile and enthusiastic next door neighbour!

With the only flat figure of eight racecourse in the UK, the track is slightly more than a mile and a half in length and has a final straight of five exciting furlongs.


There are three different areas from which you can view the racing:  The Club Enclosure, the Grandstand Enclosure & the Silver Ring Enclosure.

The Club Enclosure has the prime position next to the winning post and has a dedicated big screen for all the racing action.

All other public areas may be accessed, including all restaurants and bars.

The Grandstand Enclosure has a great view of the track and winning post, superbly complemented by a big screen directly opposite. There is a choice of seating and eating areas.

The Silver Ring Enclosure is the only area on the course where you may bring your own picnic; the best positions are soon taken so come early to make sure you get the best view of all the racing action.

All our enclosures have TOTE betting facilities and bookmakers and all allow access to the centre of the course where you can be right at the heart of the action.

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By Road:
Windsor Racecourse is on the main A308 between Windsor and Maidenhead. From the M4 leave at junction 6 and follow the signs to Windsor.
If traveling to the racecourse from the West it is best to leave the M4 at Junction 8/9, follow the dual carriageway directing you towards Maidenhead Centre, then take the A308 towards Windsor. Entrance to the racecourse can then be achieved by turning left into the Racecourse Yacht Basin road and following signs into the racecourse infrastructure after that.

From the M3 leave at junction 2 to join the M25 and travel North towards Heathrow. Leave the M25 at junction 15 and join the M4 (West) to junction 6 as above.

By Rail:
There are frequent Rail services from Waterloo to Windsor and Eton Riverside directly. Also trains run from Paddington and Reading to Slough where you should change trains for Windsor Central.
From both stations head for Barry Avenue Promenade on the River Thames to catch the Riverbus to the racecourse.
Except on quiet days (or if it is close to the time the course opens) it is generally quicker and cheaper to get from anywhere in Windsor Town Centre by Riverbus rather than by taxi.

By Boat:
French Brother's Riverbus service operates from Barry Avenue Promenade close to Eton Bridge in the town centre. The river trip takes about ten minutes and the service runs back to the town centre after racing.

Royal Windsor Racecourse Postcode for SatNav: SL4 5JJ


+44 (0)1753 498 400

Maidenhead Road

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