Newcastle Racecourse is located in the 812-acre estate of High Gosforth Park, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Famously, Newcastle Racecourse hosts the Northumberland Plate, a flat handicap horse race that takes place annually in June, as well as Beeswing Ladies Day, named after a former winner of the Plate. Easily reached from some top Newcastle Tyne and Wear Hotels, a trip to Newcastle Racecourse is a great day out and an excellent excuse to don your best outfit!
A Top North East Racecourse with a Long History
The North East of England has a long horse racing heritage, with a course at Killingworth in the early-17th Century. In the 19th Century, one of the most famous races in the country was the Northumberland Plate, which took place at Town Moor, but later transferred to High Gosforth Park (i.e. Newcastle Racecourse). Today, the Northumberland Plate is still run at Newcastle Racecourse, along with many other racing fixtures and Beeswing Ladies Day, which attracts over 15,000 visitors. Thanks to a turnaround in fortunes in the early 2000s, Newcastle Racecourse plays a large role in the local economy and is one of the region's most popular tourist attractions.
In Easy Reach of Some Top Newcastle Tyne and Wear Hotels
Newcastle Racecourse offers a range of experiences for all types of race goers. So whether it's an extravagant family day out, corporate event or wedding day, there is a range of hospitality packages on offer. High Gosforth Park encompasses a range of fantastic bars and eateries, including the Border Minstrel public house, Grade II Listed Brandling House, and The Colonel Porter Stand Premier Bar.
Located just five miles from Newcastle, Newcastle Racecourse is easily reached from many nearby Newcastle Tyne and Wear Hotels. These include the four-star Newcastle Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park, which is only two miles away, and the four-star Malmaison Newcastle Hotel, which is around four miles from the track. The Jesmond Dene House Hotel is around two miles away and the four-star Hotel du Vin & Bistro which is around four miles from the racecourse. If you're staying in any hotels in Newcastle-upon-Tyne it's well worth booking a trip to Newcastle Racecourse and enjoying a fabulous day at the races!