Raceday Ratings Welcome you to Ascot Racecourse, the home of Royal Ascot.

Ascot Racecourse

Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7JX Tel: 0870 727 1234 Fax: 0870 460 1238

Ascot racecourse


Course Description
Flat: The Swinley Course is the main circuit and is a right handed triangle of approximately 1 mile 6 furlongs. The longest side is slightly downhill to the turn and then rises steadily from there to the finish. An extension forming an L-shape is the the Old Mile Course. The New Mile Course is an extension of the finishing straight for all races up to 1-mile in distance and is uphill all the way.

National Hunt: The National Hunt course is on the inside of the Swinley Course. This is also approximately 1 mile 6 furlongs and is run right-handed. One complete circuit has 10 fences, two of these are open ditches and there is one water jump. The the finish is uphill.

Premier Admission: gives you access to all the best viewing areas and facilities on the course. These are located on Level 4 of the Grandstand and the viewing areas by the Winning Post, both of which are exclusive to Premier Admission badge holders. A Premier Admission badge also allows access to the General Admission area and to the steppings around the Parade Ring.

There are a wide variety of restaurant packages available. Please contact the racecourse for further details or visit their website.

Premier Admission Dress Code: Both ladies and gentlemen are asked to dress in a manner appropriate to a smart occasion. Many gentlemen wear a shirt and tie with a jacket or suit. Please note that jeans, shorts, t-shirts and sports attire (including football and rugby shirts, sweatshirts and trainers) are not permitted.

General Admission: General Admission provides excellent facilities and viewing areas at ground level. There is a wide variety of places to eat and drink. Customers in this area do not have access to any of the levels on the upper floors. However, there is the opportunity to upgrade your ticket on the raceday if you would prefer to use the facilities that are on Level 4.

General Admission Dress Code
Whilst we encourage racegoers to wear smart clothes no formal dress code applies except that bare chests are not permitted at any time.

By Car: From London and the North:- M4 Junction 6 onto A332 Windsor by-pass and follow signs to Ascot. From the West:- M4 Junction 10 onto A329(M) signed Bracknell and follow signs to Ascot. From the South and East:- M3 Junction 3 onto A332 signed Bracknell and follow signs to Ascot M25 Junction 13 onto the A30 (signed Bagshot), then join the A329 and follow the signs to Ascot. From the Midlands:- M40 southbound, Junction 4. Take A404 towards M4 (Junction 8/9). On the M4 head towards Heathrow/London. Leave M4 at Junction 6 and follow A332 Windsor by-pass to Ascot.

By Rail: There is a frequent train service to Ascot from both Reading and London Waterloo. The average journey time is 27 minutes from Reading and 46 minutes from Waterloo. Regular services also run from Guildford. The Racecourse, which is clearly sign posted, is a short 5 to 10 minute walk from the station.