Jockeys racing at Hereford with crowds in the background.
Jockeys racing at Hereford with crowds in the background.
Finding Your Way

With directions by road, rail and even helicopter

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Hereford Racecourse

Roman Road



The main approach road from the North or South is the A49. If you are travelling from Worcester follow the A4103.

You can reach Hereford Racecourse from both the main London Paddington and South Wales lines. There are also regular connections from Manchester, Cardiff and Birmingham.

Helicopters may land at the racecourse with prior permission from racecourse management. Please call us on 01432 273 560.

There are a multitude of ways to travel to Hereford Racecourse. When we asked Mike Parcej, a friend of the racecourse and passionate horse racing fan, here's what he had to say:

''There is a regular local bus "circular" service, the no 492 Holmer and Bobblestock Circular, that stops off at the Starting Gate Pub, a short walk from the racecourse entrance. This is the No 492 bus that runs regularly, from the Maylord Shopping Centre, taking approx 8 minutes each way. Unfortunately the railway station is a reasonable walk out of the town, however if you wish to walk to the track, an excellent new link road and pavement has just been built. If you walk right out of the station instead of left, it links you to the main road towards the course, just north of the football ground.''

Further Directions
Hereford Racecourse is situated just 2 miles from the City Centre and train station and is easily accessible from there on foot or by car, bus or taxi.  The nearest motorway network is the M50 with the racecourse being approximately 30 minutes from either J2 or J3 depending on your preferred route of travel.

  • By Car - If you are travelling by car the racecourse postcode HR4 9QU gets you straight here with SatNav. The racecourse situated on the side of the A4103 just off the A49.  The well known Starting Gate roundabout (and Beefeater Pub) is 400 yards from the racecourse.
  • By Train - Hereford has a good train network and is well connected to Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Manchester and other major cities.  The racecourse is a 30 minute walk from the station, 5-10 minutes in a taxi (which we advise pre-booking) or alternatively take the 74B bus service from the station.
  • By Bus - for local bus information including journey planners visit . Entrance on foot can be made to either our Holmer Road entrance (next to Halo Leisure centre on Holmer Road) or our main entrance off Roman Road, both have a short walk to the turnstiles.

Car Parking
Ample car parking is provided free of charge at Hereford Racecourse, with two car parks available on racedays. No pre-booking is required. On race meetings, stewards will guide you into the car parks as you approach the racecourse.  Priority reserved parking is offered for Owners, Trainers and Jockeys with forward parking for blue badge holders.

Where To Stay
The nearest hotel to the racecourse is the Premier Inn just off the A49. There is also a range of hotels in and around Hereford with a range of budget to luxury accommodation.  Click Here to see details for a select number of local accommodations.

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