A Raceday at York City

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York is a historic city located in the North of England, renowned for its rich cultural heritage. A popular destination for tourists from all over the world, who come to explore its many attractions from York Minster, to the medieval city walls and the Shambles. However, one of its huge draws has to be York Racecourse, with history dating back over 300 years. 

With race-goers arriving upon the Knavesmire in their thousands, York Racecourse is one of the most popular racecourses not only in the UK but in all of Europe – hosting some of the most prestigious races in the racing calendar.

Once you have selected your chosen raceday and put your gladrags on it is time to head down to the course, but why not stop off for some delightful food and drink from one of many local cafes and eateries on your way from the city centre. 

With gates opening a few hours before the racing begins, it is best to arrive early and begin to soak up the atmosphere and explore the course. You can be sure to find plenty of food and drink options to fuel your day, as well as many activities going throughout the day from live music, fashion shows and many many more!

All this before the racing even begins, it is a guarantee that you will witness some of the finest horses and jockeys in the world and the long straight promises a thrilling end to each race. Overall, York Racecourse is a fantastic experience for racing fans and newcomers alike. With world-class racing, plenty of entertainment, and a vibrant atmosphere, it’s a day out that you won’t forget in a hurry. 

When you realise that Roomzzz York City is just a stone’s throw from the course it just makes sense to book your stay with us and really let your hair down – visit https://www.roomzzz.com/aparthotels/york to book for more information. 

York isn’t the only city in which we are located close to a racecourse, once you have enjoyed a raceday in York – why not plan your next race stay in cities like Chester, Nottingham, Newcastle and our new Edinburgh hotel!

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