Enjoy the sport of kings in style
Home to both flat and National Hunt racing, Newbury Racecourse is one of the country's leading lights in the horse racing world. It's the venue for both the Lockinge Stakes and the Hennessy Gold Cup, as well as other prestigious races, and the course is appropriately fitted out with all mod cons.
Bring a beloved drama to life
A 15-minute drive from the racecourse is Highclere Castle, which fans will recognise as the real-life location for ITV's much-loved period drama Downton Abbey. While this is a must-see for avid viewers, even those who've never watched an episode will be able to appreciate the grandiose settings that the house itself, and surrounding gardens and parkland, afford.
Take in the local sights
Newbury in Berkshire is a delightful market town, very historic in its ambience and well worth a visit. In particular, the number of local independent boutiques are a major draw, as are the many fine cafes and restaurants. If you're in the area, why not treat yourself?
Planning a trip to Newbury Racecourse? Travelodge Newbury London Road Hotel is the ideal place to stay, putting you within easy reach of the town centre and the racecourse alike. Travellers from the north might want to consider Travelodge Newbury Chieveley M4 Hotel, while those heading from the south have Travelodge Newbury Tit Hill Hotel.