Cartmel Races

Cartmel Racecourse, Cartmel, Grange-over-sands, Cumbria
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Nine dates throughout the year – gates open at 9am

The races are thrilling, the atmosphere is friendly, and the food and drink stalls are plentiful, making a trip to Cartmel Racecourse the perfect family day out – there’s even a funfair. Race days take place around nine times a year (usually over bank holiday weekends), so there’s plenty of opportunity to have a flutter or just enjoy the spectacle in the gorgeous Lake District setting. You won’t go hungry or thirsty either, thanks to the numerous bars and restaurants on site – or you can pick up something tasty from the nearby food heaven village of Cartmel and have a picnic in the (fingers crossed) sunshine. 

Racing at Cartmel probably started with monks on mules way back in the twelfth century, but the first bank holiday meeting was in 1856, and over the years the course has become a major National Hunt venue, attracting thousands of visitors every year who come to soak up the unstuffy festival atmosphere. The compact course means you can get up close to the action as the horses hurtle over the jumps, and who knows, you might even pick a winner!

Saddle up and a book a stay in one of our holiday cottages in the South Lakes.

Find your own basecamp near the races listed below.

Cartmel Racecourse, Cartmel, Grange-over-sands, Cumbria
Gates open at 9am


From £35

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