Wetherby Racecourse is a racecourse situated near the market town of Wetherby in West Yorkshire, England, located 12mi from Leeds city centre. For most of its history the course has hosted only National Hunt racing but staged its first Flat racing fixture in April 2015.LocationThe Racecourse is located on the B1224 York Road, directly adjacent to the A1(M). It is situated opposite Wetherby (HM Prison). There are new access roads between North and East Wetherby and the A1(M). The racecourse can also be accessed from Walton Road at the rear of the stands.HistoryHorse racing in Wetherby was first took place on Scaur Bank . In 1891 racing moved to a new site situated off York Road. From the 1920s to the 1950s the racecourse was served by Wetherby Racecourse railway station. In the 1930s the first terraces were erected. A new two-tier stand was erected adjacent to this in the 1970s, and then in 1999 the new Millennium Stand was opened, providing the racecourse with executive banqueting and conference facilities. Up until 1963, Racecourse Specials ran to Wetherby railway station from Bradford Interchange on race days. As the station on York Road had closed many years before, for decades the only rail access was via the station on Linton Road at the other end of Wetherby from the racecourse.Arrange to visit Wetherby Racecourse and other attractions in Wetherby using our Wetherby vacation generator.
Unable to display map at this time. Please try again later.
Create an itinerary including Wetherby Racecourse
Chudster777June 15, 2017
Attended the racecourse for a corporate training day, and we were treated to a first class, freshly made buffet lunch. Three different types of sandwich were available, along with tasty mini sausages ... more »
Mark DMay 15, 2017
Had a great day here as part of a stay day do. The weather was sunny and the atmosphere was amazing. Did nt win but a great day all the same. more »
SnakeabeApril 23, 2017
Spent Millions on new facilities and it's no better than before paid £50 Entrance for myself and my wife could not find a seat i will not be returning that's last 2 meetings same problem you need to s... more »
Plan your trip to Wetherby
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Best things to do in Wetherby
Side trips from Wetherby
National Coal Mining Museum for England
Visit for: 4h
Visit for: 1h
The Forbidden Corner
Visit for: 4h
Flamingo Land ltd
Visit for: 4h
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Visit for: 2h
National Centre for Birds of Prey
Visit for: 3h
Where to stay in Wetherby
Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Plans in Wetherby by other users
4 days in Wetherby BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Wetherby BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Wetherby BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, teens, popular PREFERENCES: September, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Wetherby BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in York & Wetherby BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, kids, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Wetherby & Pocklington BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Wetherby BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, kids, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
Are you the owner of this business?Click here for promotion tips.