One of England's leading racing venues, Leicester Racecourse, in the pleasant town of Oadby just a few miles from the centre of Leicester, specialises in Flat racing and the National Hunt, two popular styles of horse racing.
About the Leicester Racecourse
The venue has existed for well over a century, and still organises at least one racing event each month. It features the grand Belvoir Grandstand, where visitors can indulge in a three-course lunch with a wide choice of drinks, as well as afternoon tea and light snacks.
Benefiting good transport links to all Leicester hotels, Oadby has existed since medieval times and became a desirable living destination for many affluent industrialists by the Victorian period.
Affordable Hotels near the Leicester Racecourse
Just a short journey from the Leicester Racecourse is the three star Holiday Inn Express Leicester City ,which provides attractive contemporary accommodation and free WiFi access in all rooms and public areas. Many other budget friendly hotels also provide parking facilities, breakfasts for a supplement, in-room tea and coffee-making facilities, and early or late check-in options.
Deluxe Hotels near the Leicester Racecourse
Many deluxe hotels in Leicester offer rooms with fully equipped bathrooms and TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Just a short distance from the racecourse is the high-end Leicester Marriott Hotel, a modern four star venue that provides a delicious free breakfast, immaculate, spacious rooms with premium bedding, and 24-hour room service. Some also provide fully equipped 24-hour business centres and meeting rooms that are suitable for many types of corporate functions and other private events.
Other Places to Explore in Leicester
Before check-in or check-out, you could spend some time at Leicester's historic Abbey Pumping Station, which showcases many interesting industrial, scientific and technological artefacts, including four steam-powered beam engines that are still operational. You can also visit the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, where you can observe a number of dinosaur exhibits, ancient Egyptian artefacts, prehistoric fossils, and many other impressive historic artefacts and artwork. Leicester is also well known for its King Power Stadium, which opened in 2002 and is the headquarters of Leicester City Football Club.