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  1. jgee

    jgee Read Only Funster

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    i enjoy horse racing and intend to stay at sites where moterhomes are welcome for weekends or nearby sites can anyone reccomend complete newcomer this is my first moterhome:Smile:
     
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    Hi and welcome,

    The caravan club have several sites on racecourses:

    Cheltenham
    Uttoxeter
    Thirsk
    Exeter
    Market Rasen
    Warwick
    Fakenham
    Great Yarmouth
    Wincanton

    Regards

    Lunarman
     
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    We've stayed at both Cheltenham and Warwick. Both very good.

    Graham
     
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    Have stayed at Uttoxeter,Fakenham, Warwick and enjoyed all three, Uttoxeter stayed on race day and enjoyed it greatly, and at quite reasonable cost.


    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hi jgee

    We have stayed on a few sites at or next to racecourses.

    Our favourites are:-

    Coombe Touring Park, Salisbury.

    Caravan Club site at Market Rasen.

    Camping Campeole, Nancy, France

    At Perth when they have a 2 day meeting it is common for MH's to stay where they have spent the afternoon/evening, centre track, overnight for the next days racing. Beware of the bookies centre track though. There was a lot of arguing over the odds being less than those over the other side of the track.

    I find that my judgement of a place is greatly influenced by the weather. If the sun shone it was a great place. Racecourses are similarly judged but depending on whether we won or not:thumb:

    may all your bets be winners
     
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    I think there's one at Bangor on Dee as well.
     
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    Exeter is good as is Chepstow in South Wales..:thumb:
     
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    Hi, We have stayed at the Great Yarmouth site when it was a race meeting, not far from the Heliport but not too noisy
     
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    Hi,

    Warwick CC site - within walking distance of shops and centre, very interesting with a lot of history. Golf club shares the centre of the race course.

    Gt Yarmouth CC site - close to beach but bikes needed to get to Yarmouth centre; approx 1 mile away. Good walk, plenty of fresh sea air.:Smile:

    Being CC sites both have good facilities, clean and well run.
     
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    many thanks for your replies very popular topic it would appear will definitely pay some avisit may all your bets be winners:thumb:
     
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    Just had a thought if you want to go on a race day be sure to book early as it is very popular.


    Best of luck

    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Don't forget Stratford upon avon
     
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    Hi isn't this site closed on race days?

    Olley
     
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    I get free tickets to Great Yarmouth races so enjoy the racing and a weekend away
     
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    I think that WAS a C&CC club site, sadly now closed

    Steve
     
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    The C&CC club site at Scone Palace is really part of Perth Racecourse (the most northerly racecourse in the UK) and I personally believe the amenity block there is the one that sets the standards for everywhere else. Fantastic site, just a little too far for a walk into Perth, but there is a very infrequent bus service.

    Steve
     
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    Just had a quick look at http://www.stratfordracecourse.net/

    Can't see any thing about being closed on race days.

    Roy
     
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    Hi

    I think that on some of the race course sites the rule is no arriving / leaving on race days. I think if you are already there its OK.
     
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    Just depends on the site.
    At Exeter, I believe During race days access is only restricted for 10
    minutes either side of a race, wheras at Thirsk on Race Days Caravans are required to move to the rally field on the day before the races.

    Pays you to check on the site prior to booking.:Smile:
     
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    Great Yarmouth have a restriction on race days, can't remember the exact times but the Wardens do tell you when you check in.
     
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