How to find the course

One of the country's most scenic racecourses

A Day at the Races

Enjoy a friendly atmosphere with a superb view of the course and the magnificent surrounding countryside. Enjoy a drink and a light snack in the bar or a full meal in the restaurant or private box.

There are also many opportunities for companies and groups to entertain guests and sponsor races.

Racehorses galloping past the crowd at Hexham Racecourse The Henderson Suite offers great private dining and refreshment facilities Pavilion Restaurant - Grand Buffet with a superb view of the course A photo of a wedding party at Hexham Racecourse

At The Races

Hexham Racecourse takes full advantage of a natural amphitheatre of sloping grass below the stands to provide superb viewing of horse racing as well as the magnificent surrounding countryside.

Henderson Room

Overlooking the parade ring, the Henderson Room offers great dining with a panoramic view of the course and the winner's enclosure.

Pavilion Restaurant

Grand Buffet with traditional carvery, hot and cold cuisine, salad bar and desserts to tantalise your taste buds, with a superb view of the course.

Wedding Ceremonies

Hexham Racecourse has a licence to hold marriage ceremonies and set in beautiful country surroundings it's the perfect venue for the ceremony and reception.

A photo of the exterior of the Hexham Racecourse Lodge A photo of a bride, bridesmaid and boy sitting on bench overlooking Hexham Racecourse paddock A photo of scones, jam, cream and a pot of tea available at Hexham Racecourse A photo of a box at Hexham Racecourse
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How to find the Racecourse

Hexham Racecourse is set in the heart of the beautiful Northumberland countryside about two miles south of the town centre and within easy reach of many of the places of interest. The website is an excellent resource for accommodation, eateries, pubs, attractions, shopping and things to do if you want to spend more time in the town before or after racing.


A photograph of the racecourse main stand Location:

Hexham Racecourse
High Yarridge
NE46 2JP


If you are using Sat Nav to find the racecourse please make sure you use the postcode NE46 2JP and not that for the racecourse office.



  • Turn into Hexham at the main roundabout on A69 Newcastle to Carlisle trunk road. Cross the river bridge, straight over the roundabout, then over the railway bridge and immediately turn left at the mini roundabout.
  • Pass the Railway Station on the left and then an V.W. Garage following the road up to the main Hexham thoroughfare. Turn right at the mini-roundabout and pass the County Hotel on the left.
  • You’ll shortly pass the bus station on the left and a HSBC Bank on the right. Take the next turning on the left between a Boots chemist and the Tap and Spile public house. This is Eastgate.
  • Go up Eastgate for about 400 yards where the road forks. Take the right fork (Dipton Mill Road) and climb steep hill until just reaching the brow (about ½ mile).
  • Turn right here and straight ahead until reaching racecourse on the left (about ½ mile).


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Racecourse Plan

Small image of the Hexham Racecourse PlanA map showing the location of entrances, restaurants, enclosures, car parks, suites, paddock, stables, toilets etc can be viewed here in colour.

The plan can also be found in the racecards.



Car Parking

There is ample free parking at the course and disabled parking spaces, which are marked on the above racecourse plan. If you required further details please contact the office.


Facilities for people with disabilities?

Hexham Racecourse has free disabled parking and there is a lift in the main Ramshaw Stand.

There is a viewing area for wheelchair users. This is located next to the Parade Ring and overlooking the racecourse.

Disabled toilets can be found on the first floor of the Ramshaw Stand, the toilet block at the top of the Parade Ring and the toilet block at the back of the Princess Anne Bar.

Disabled parking and the viewing area for wheelchair users are identified on the racecourse plan in locations 20 and 12 respectively.


Free Buses provided by the racecourse

A Tyne Valley CoachOn racedays there are two courtesy buses, laid on by the racecourse, which run from Hexham Railway Station with a pick-up at the Bus Station and return from the course after the meetings.

These run on a 'first come, first served' basis and the pick-up times are shown on the news page a few days before each meeting. The service is run by Tyne Valley Coaches Acomb, Hexham.


Advanced Taxis, based in Hexham, also specialise in transporting racegoers to and from the course. You can find out more about the company and book a taxi online on their website



Details of train times and fares, to and from Hexham railway station, can be found on website.


Please note that the racecourse is not responsible for the content of external websites and cannot be held repsonsible for any inaccuracies or errors on these third party sites.


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