Set in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside not far from Grange-Over-Sands, Cartmel Racecourse offers a traditional racing experience, attracting many each year to see National Hunt jump racing. The course itself is just over one mile long and is in the shape of an oval with sharp turns, offering a challenging experience to any professional in the horse-racing business. Measuring in at just over 4 furlongs, the track is unique to most as the run-in is well-renowned for being the longest in the country.
The village of Cartmel in which this racecourse resides, is a remarkable one at that. With cobbled pavements, rippling streams and grandeur bridges, the village of Cartmel is undoubtedly picturesque. You can spend a couple of hours exploring its historical square, with markets, quaint boutiques and beautiful houses dotted all around.
When it comes to dining there are plenty of options to choose from at raceday. The Louis Roederer Restaurant lies on the first floor of the Grandstand and offers guests panoramic views of the racecourse, finish line and the parade ring. Here you will be treated to a welcome glass of bubbly, a four course meal and afternoon tea or canapés.
Chasers Restaurant offers a more relaxed and casual atmosphere where you can find a buffet lunch or you can find plenty of drinking and snacking facilities all within the food court area. The final option if the elegant Champagne and Seafood Bar serving fresh salads, a selection of fine wines, delicious seafood and of course – a delightful glass of champagne.
Whether you are an avid horse racer fan or simply just looking for an incredible day out, Cartmel Racecourse truly offers something to suit every taste.
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