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.
If you have pre-booked, please ensure you check the information you have received regarding where to park and which entry to use.
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
The Harrogate Bus Company
Bus Service 7- Harrogate – Wetherby- Leeds
For further information call 01423 56 60 61 or visit Harrogate Bus Company Website
Bus service 412/ X70- Harrogate – Wetherby- York
Bus service 923- Wetherby- East Keswick- Otley
Bus service X52- Harrogate – Otley – Ilkley
Bus service X74- Tockwith -Kirk Deighton- Wetherby
For further information call 01423 339600 or visit the Connexions website.
West Yorkshire METRO Buses
Bus service 7 – Harrogate – Wetherby – Leeds
This service travels via Woodlands, Rudding Park, Follifoot, Spofforth, Wetherby, Boston Spa, Bramham, Clifford, Thorner , Seacroft, Leeds Park Row and Leeds Bus station.
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, behind the Racecourse.
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. Please ask exit stewards for information on location of Shuttle Bus stop.
Upcoming Bus Dates & Timings
Saturday 18th November
from 10.40am through to 12.10pm (1st race time) and then from 3.15pm through to 4.45pm after racing.
Saturday 9th December
from 10.15am through to 11.40pm (1st race time) and then from 2.45pm through to 4.15pm after racing.
Tuesday 26th December
from 10.30am through to 11.55pm (1st race time) and then from 2.50pm through to 4.15pm after racing.
Wednesday 27th December
from 11.30am through to 11.50pm (1st race time) and then from 2.50pm through to 4.15pm after racing.
It is advised to pre-book and pay for your taxi in advance.
Wetherby/ Thorp Arch Based taxis
Deighton Cars – 01937 589192 (Cash Payments only)
Wetherby Cars – 01937 588611 (Cash and Card Payments)
Wetherby Private Hire– 01937 849992 – Thorp Arch (Cash Payments only)
York Based Taxis
Streamline Taxis – 01904 656565
York Cars – 01904 765765
Getaway Cars– 01904 707070/ 01904 622228
Fleetways Taxi’s– 01904 365365
659 Private Hire – 01904 659659
Leeds Based Taxis
Amber Cars – 0113 2022112
Leeds City Taxis – 0113 4555025
Street Cars Taxi- 0113 24333333
Tadcaster Based Taxis
Bridge Private Hire– 01937 834126
Dougie’s Door to Door Private Hire – 07795086754
Harrogate Based Taxis
Blue Line Taxi’s– 01423 530830
Main Line Taxi’s – 01423 555555
Elite Taxi’s—01423 538509
Central Taxi’s—01423 505555
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 email@example.com to book in.
Follow the link below for a selection of Hotels and B&Bs that can be found in Wetherby and the surrounding areas.
TRAVELODGE HOTELS – Various locations near to Wetherby Racecourse
The Wetherby Steeplechase Committee Ltd,
The Racecourse, York Road, Wetherby,
West Yorkshire, LS22 5EJ
Tel. 01937 582 035
Fax. 01937 588 021