Cheltenham Racecourse CC Site, Cheltenham, GL50 4SH, Tel 01242523102

To Find Site:- From the centre of Cheltenham follow signs for Racecourse on the A435 Evesham Road. At large roundabout take third exit into racecourse complex. Turn right past Centaur building and following road round to site, this part is signed by CC site signs. (Best to avoid sat nav instructions from roundabout)

This site, which is also open to non-members, is situated within the Cheltenham Racecourse complex. In total there are 76 pitches of which 50 are on mainly tarmac hardstanding which are, of course, non- awning pitches. There are a dozen or so grass pitches where awnings can be used. The whole site slopes down towards the actual racecourse so some sort of levelling will be required on virtually all pitches, not just fore and aft but also side to side in some cases. Worth pointing out that some racecourse sites and this one in particular have pitches dotted around racecourse structures like grandstands.   The toilet/shower block is next to reception. Whilst kept perfectly clean and functional they don’t quite match the best the Club have to offer on their main sites. Having said that one major plus is the large shower cubicles with detachable shower heads. The laundry and dishwash facilities are housed in the grandstand building in the middle of the site. Because of the dual use of the site water points are fitted in where they can so from some pitches they can be quite a walk. Likewise the only chemical disposal point is a long walk from the furthest pitches. The motorhome waste water emptying point is near to reception requires a heavy drain to be lifted although it does have a small flap if you can pinpoint your motorhome with pinpoint accuracy or employ a length of hose! Again electric points positioning also takes into account the dual use of the site and in some cases a longer cable may be required. They are rated at 16 amps and use CEE17 blue connectors. There are no play facilities for children. There is also no official Club WiFi but you can make use of the Jockey Club connection for free although I found it a bit hit and miss but there is no charge so you can’t really complain!  Alternatively mobile reception seems to be quite good so anyone with a data allowance could use their phone as a mobile WiFi point. In the reception building there is a small information desk.

This is a very good site for those that prefer not to use their own transport for excursions. There is a Park and Ride facility just outside the campsite with frequent buses into Cheltenham. Bus passes are accepted. There are more bus options from the centre of the town. The fit may wish to walk the mile or so into the town centre, perhaps stopping en route to look at the Pump house in Pittville Park. Cheltenham has a very good shopping area with an excellent choice of cafes and eating places. For food shopping the town has a selection of larger supermarkets. For steam railway enthusiasts the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway has a station on the other side of the racecourse complex. Timetables available from reception. It is possible to walk around the perimeter of the racecourse which is probably 2/3 miles although you are not allowed on the actual racecourse.

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