Whether you're visiting as part of a works' outing, a special occasion or just to enjoy a flutter at one of the United Kingdom's most prestigious racecourses, Ascot Racecourse is always a spectacular location. Hosting everything from Victoria Cup Race Day to the pomp and ceremony of Royal Ascot itself, Ascot Racecourse and the sheer carnival of a race meet go hand in hand. Booking a room in a hotel near the Ascot Racecourse is a superb way to ensure that your visit is convenient and memorable. Hotels in the area come in varying shapes and sizes, from unpretentious guesthouses to luxurious establishments.
Hotels near Ascot Racecourse
Ascot Racecourse has become part of the fabric of English culture - even if it's just a once-a-year visit to gawk at the hats on Ladies' Day! Founded in 1711 by Queen Anne, the racecourse has become something of a parade ground for some of the most prized horses in the world (and some of the greatest examples of millinery too!). As a committed fan of horseracing and an owner of several racehorses, the Queen is often seen at Ascot Racecourse - especially at Royal Ascot, when she presents the coveted Gold Cup and the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.
Convenience in Mind
Ascot gets very busy whenever there's a race meet on and it's advisable to book a hotel well in advance. In addition to making access to the racecourse that much easier, booking a hotel nearby allows you to indulge in a little liquid refreshment, without necessarily having to worry about taxis or being over the limit. Hotels such as Lyndricks House are as close as you can get without actually being there and make your journey to and from the racecourse much easier.
Hotels for Conferences and Weddings at Ascot Racecourse
However, if you're visiting on a less-crowded occasion, there are plenty of other hotels slightly further afield. It may be that you are attending one of the many business conferences that the racecourse plays host to, in which case hotels such as the Coppid Beech Hotel, the Fines Bayliwick Hotel and the Berkshire Rooms Bracknell might be more appropriate.
Ascot Racecourse is also available as a wedding venue. If you're one of the couples holding your Big Day in these esteemed surroundings, you may want to consider a local, luxury hotel, such as the Oakley Court Hotel on the outskirts of Windsor. This hotel backs onto the Thames and you can even charter a private, slipper-stern boat to take you on a pre or post-wedding cruise.
Whatever your reasons for visiting, booking a hotel near Ascot Racecourse is the best way to ensure that your trip is one to remember.