Wetherby Racecourse is located approximately 15 miles centrally between York, Harrogate and Leeds.
We are situated on the B1224 just minutes from Junction 46 of the A1(M) (Wetherby Services). Our postcode for your SATNAV is LS22 5EJ.
Free Coach and car parking is available on the Racecourse grounds, directional parking signage is displayed and parking attendants are on hand to assist you. Parking is predominantly on grass.
There is disabled persons parking located within 200 metres of the main entrance. Please display a disabled persons parking permit for our attendants to see.
CARS TO COURSE – Racegoers can also pay to park within our Centre of Course enclosure. Our ‘Cars to Course’ admission allows one car and up to 4 adults entry.
Gates open between 2 and 2.5 hours prior to the first race and on Feature Plus racedays we advise that racegoers arrive as early as they can to avoid busy traffic.
Wetherby unfortunately does not have a train station. The nearest large stations are Harrogate, York and Leeds, all between 12-15 miles from the Racecourse.
https://www.networkrail.co.uk/leeds-station/departures-arrivals/– Leeds Train station
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/YRK.aspx – York train station
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/HGT.aspx – Harrogate Train station
National Rail Enquiries 03457 48 49 50
Upon arrival by train, links to the Racecourse are available by both bus or Taxi
Harrogate – Wetherby X70 / Wetherby -Tockwith – York 412
Wetherby – Little Ribston – Knaresborough 780
X52 Harrogate – Otley – Ilkley
For further information call 01423 339600 or visit the Connexions website.
West Yorkshire METRO Buses
770- Harrogate – Wetherby – Leeds – this service travels via Woodlands, Rudding Park, Follifoot, Spofforth, Wetherby, Boston Spa, Bramham, Clifford, Thorner and Seacroft
For further information call MetroLine – 0113 245 7676 or visit the Metro website.
The Racecourse is situated some 1.7miles from Wetherby Town Centre and approximately a 35 minute walk. There is no footpath on the main York Road but there is a public footpath that runs via Hallfield Lane.
On Feature and Feature Plus Racedays, the Racecourse operate a complimentary shuttle bus service between Wetherby Town Centre and the Racecourse. The Bus is operated by Connexions, and picks up and drops off from the ‘Bus Station’ in Wetherby Town Centre.
Upcoming Bus Dates & Timings
Saturday 12th January
from 11am through to 12.30pm (1st race time) and then from 3.40pm through to 5.00pm
Saturday 2nd February
from 11.30am through to 1.00pm (1st race time) and then from 4.15pm through to 5.30pm
It is advised to pre-book and pay for your taxi in advance.
Wetherby Based taxis
CTS/Wetherby cars – 01937 588611
Calcaria Taxis – 01937 835205
Deighton Cars – 01937 589192
Dees Private Hire – 01937 582532
York Based Taxis
Streamline Taxis – 01904 656560
York station taxis – 01904 623332
Fleetways – 01904 365365
659 Taxis – 01904 659659
Leeds Based Taxis
Amber cars – 0113 231 1366
Premier Taxis – 0113 269 7676
Ace Cars – 0113 427 0374
City cars – 0113 246 9999
Harrogate Based Taxis
Blue line cars – 01423 503037
Central Radio cabs – 01423 504910
1st class cars – 01423 858858
Yellow line taxis – 01423 508000
Leeds Bradford airport is the closest international airport to the Racecourse, please call 0871 288 2288 for Airport information.
Light aircraft can land at the Yorkshire Gliding Club, Rufforth (01904 738 694), approximately 5 miles from the Racecourse. Fuel facilities and overnight parking are available at the club. Please call the Yorkshire Gliding Club at least one day in advance to arrange arrival times.
Helicopters can land at the Racecourse by prior agreement on racedays. Please telephone 01937 582 035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book in.
The Wetherby Steeplechase Committee Ltd,
The Racecourse, York Road, Wetherby,
West Yorkshire, LS22 5EJ
Tel. 01937 582 035
Fax. 01937 588 021