York has a long racing history, with some evidence suggesting horseracing in this area could date back to 5000BC. Stay in one of our hotels near York Racecourse and you could be one of the 350,000 people a year that enjoy the racing here. If at any point you start to confuse your Bull’s Eye and your Broodmare Sire, it may be time to head into the city. It’s close and there’s an abundance of things to see and do. It offers many great eateries and shops. Without a doubt, there’s more to your stay than horseracing.
Book hotels near York Racecourse
Book a hotel near York Racecourse and find yourself only two miles away from the action as you check-in to our York Central Hotel. After a day at the races, it’s time to explore the city as there are loads of unique restaurants to choose from down Walmgate. When you’re finished, take a stroll along the River Foss. Our York Central Hotel is no more than a 10-minute walk from anywhere in this area. For a large dose of history, pop into the Yorkshire Museum. On show, you’ll find items left locally by the Romans and Vikings. Must-See Item: The 9th century Gilling Sword, discovered by 9-year old Garry Fridd as he was playing in a stream. His reward for fidnding one of the finest Anglian weapons? A humble Blue Peter badge.
Things to do near York Racecourse
The city of York has a lot to offer. From the ancient architecture to the charming shopping streets, it’s easy to spend a weekend exploring the side streets and hidden nooks. For something further afield, go to Fountains Abbey. Left abandoned since 1539, the Abbey is voted one of the best ruins in England. Make a day of it and wander around the surrounding Studley Park and Royal Water Garden. From here, it’s 10.5 miles south to our Harrogate Hotel. If you’re with the family, visit zoo turned amusement park Flamingo Land. It’s a 35-minute drive from our York Hull Road Hotel.