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With horse racing and golfing as two of the main USP’s of Ascot, this Berkshire village really packs a luxury punch. Putting other staycation holidays to shame you can expect plenty of four and five-star hotels as well as traditional pubs and restaurants serving a wealth of cuisine.
Ascot Racecourse is certainly the biggest gem in Ascot’s crown. Since being opened by Princess Anne in 1711, the venue has been home to plenty of thrilling horse races for more than 300 years. Brilliant for sports enthusiasts and a great idea for an incentive or business trip, the best time of the year to visit is June when Royal Ascot takes place. Kings and queens are not the only A-listers to have graced the green either with two James Bond films having being shot here as well as My Fair Lady.
If you fancy taking a break from the stirrups, there’s even more lush greenery found at the area’s 11 golf courses. Whether you want a leisurely day at Royal Ascot Golf Club’s clubhouse or the floodlit driving range, snooker tables and sports bar of Lavender Park Golf Centre, you’re somewhat spoilt for choice with the sheer selection. Lessons are readily available at many just in case you want to work on your handicap.
Beyond the racing and teeing off there are plenty of restaurants and pubs found in the village. A varied cuisine is on offer, with traditional, Indian, Chinese and Mediterranean all certain to tantalise your taste buds. Afternoon tea is also a big deal, so if you’re wanting a quintessential weekend in the heart of the British countryside, Ascot could well be your ticket to the perfect holiday.
Getting to Ascot couldn’t be easier. Trains run multiple times a day to the village from London Waterloo and Reading, operated by South West Trains.
The grass at Ascot Racecourse has to be kept to a regulation of four inches for flat racing and five inches for jump racing. The grounds are looked after by a small team whose top priority is to have the course looking it’s best.
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Good to know

  • Must See: Ascot Racecourse
  • Best Foodie Hangout: Restaurant Coworth Park
  • Instagram Opportunity: Windsor Castle
  • In A Word: Beautiful

Best Time To Travel

Average Temperatures
Jan: 5°c   Feb: 7°c   Mar: 9°c  
Apr: 11°c   May: 14°c   Jun: 16°c  
Jul: 19°c   Aug: 19°c   Sep: 17°c  
Oct: 13°c   Nov: 10°c   Dec: 7°c  


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Family Fun Guaranteed
  • Located just a 15-minute drive from the centre of Ascot, The Savill Garden is brilliant for families wanting a day of lush greenery in one of the highest regarded ornamental gardens in the country. Boasting 35-acres of space and plenty of flora and fauna to admire, this is the perfect place to pack a picnic and get away from it all.
  • LEGOLAND Windsor is fantastic for holiday-makers of all ages. Just six miles from Ascot, the famed theme park has a whole host of rides to get the adrenaline pumping, as well as competitions, gift shops and restaurants. A wonderful family day out is guaranteed.
Tastes To Try
  • The Belvedere Arms is a gastropub that is the pure definition of country chic. From the striped floors and chunky furniture to the British fare on offer that’s served with a modern twist, you have everything you need for a wonderful lunch or dinner.
Soak Up The Culture
  • It would be wrong not to mention the racecourse when talking about Ascot. Easily the biggest attraction in the area, the course is visited by 550,000 people a year and is one of the top sporting venues in Europe. Also, did you know the winner of the Ascot Gold Cup receives a multi-million pound prize?
  • Due to Ascot being only six miles from Windsor, the culture options are somewhat endless. From relishing the views of Windsor Castle to wandering through St. George’s Chapel, every member of the party is guaranteed to be learning something new on their holiday.
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