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Brighton Racecourse

Freshfield Road



Hotels near Brighton Racecourse

Freshfield Road, BN2 9XZ, Brighton, United Kingdom

Brighton Racecourse

For those of you that read our article on Brighton Pavilion, you will know that George 4th's love was horses, hence his frequent trips to Brighton where he could exercise them at will.

His obsession with horses led to Brighton races in 1783, before he was crowned king.  He would bring down his rich London society friends who would place wagers.

In the past the racecourse has been up to 4 miles (7km) long but these days its 12 furlongs or one and a half miles.

To get to Brighton Racecourse, head towards Brighton on the A23 and then drive east on the A27 following the road signs towards Sussex University. Turn onto the B2123 signposted for Woodingdean. Turn right at the lights and after 1.5km you will see the racecourse and the car park.

If you are staying at a Brighton Hotel then just head for the station and at the top of Queens Road you can catch a coutesy bus directly to the racecourse.

The Cafe & Matt Chandlers Seafood cafe

Serves a selection of hot and cold snacks. Sausage and mash and other hot dishes at very reasonable prices and also sandwiches, cakes and hot beverages

Gourmet Burger

Burgers, hot dogs and fish and chips.

The Sweet Shop

Cigarettes and Cigars, cold drinks, ice creams, sweets, chocolate and crisps. Located at the sweet shop is also a free cloakroom service.

There are a number of mobile units around the racecourse, serving fish and chips, burger and hot dog meals, soft drinks and ice cream.

In comparison to other courses, Brighton is quite cheap.

For full information visit the Brighton Racecourse website

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