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We want your time at The Festival™ presented by Magners to be as extraordinary as possible.

 

Gates open at 10:30am on all four days of The Festival, with the first race at 1:30pm and final race at 5:30pm. 

 

As part of ensuring our guests enjoy a safe environment while attending Cheltenham Racecourse, we thank you for cooperating with our routine search procedures on arrival and restriction on bag sizes being entered into the Racecourse. To read our full bag policy click here.

When and What Time?

Everything you need to know in prepartation for your visit to Cheltenham Racecourse including timings, facts and directions.

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Directions and Parking

We want to ensure that getting to Cheltenham Racecourse is made as easy as possible. Plan your bus journey from Cheltenham Spa station, or book your transport with National Express. 

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The Shopping Village

The Cotswolds premiere destination on all things fashion available at The Festival.

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The Orchard™

Available to those in the Club Enclosure, The Orchard™ offers a fun, unique area from which to enjoy the racing - a first in British horseracing. Giving Festival racegoers an additional, premium experience alongside their day.

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Live Music

Find out about all the bands performing at The Festival across all four days, in every enclosure. 

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Car & Coach Parking

If you're arriving by car, we have parking available across all four days of The Festival. 

If you're arriving in a coach of 15 seats+ please ensure you've applied for your coach parking pass. 

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Racecourse Map

View our official Racecourse Map for Cheltenham Racecourse and find your way around the Grandstand and Course. 

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Food and Drink

From Moët to Mac 'n' Cheese we've got food and drink for you to enjoy - whatever you're into.

You're spoilt for choice at The Festival with a variety of food and drink outlets, bars and mobile catering outlets in every enclosure.

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The Festival Dress Code

Although there isn't an official dress code for The Festival, smart is preferable and often adopted. We advise you to check the forecast and dress accordingly to make your day with us as extraordinary as possible.

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Cheltenham Festival 2021 Tickets

The Festival™ 2021 will run from Tuesday 16 - Friday 19 March 2021.

Register your interest and be the first to know when tickets go on sale. 

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Cookie Policy

We use “cookies” to help enhance your experience and improve the functionality of our website. You can find out more in our cookie policy. We also serve cookies, some with chocolate chips, on our racecourses.

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