Travel Information

By Road

  • From the south (A1), take the A168 at Dishforth. After 6 miles take the B1448 to Thirsk. At the mini. oundabout, turn left past Tesco and the racecourse is on the right.
  • From the north (A1) follow signs for Thirsk. Enter Thirsk from the west along the A61. The racecourse is on the left about half a mile past the railway station.
  • From Teesside, turn off the A19 for Thirsk, then go through the town centre, leaving on the A61 for Ripon. (Follow any specific signs for race traffic). At the mini roundabout beyond the town cente, turn right past Tesco and the racecourse is on your right.
  • From York (A19) go straight on at the first roundabout approaching Thirsk, then left at the second roundabout, through the town centre, as 3 (above).
  • From Scarborough (A170), keep straight on at the roundabout and follow signs Ripon (A61) through the town centre as 3 (above).

By Rail

Thirsk Station is half a mile from the course. There is a regular service direct from London, Sunderland, Manchester, Leeds, York and Middlesbrough. Additional services are available by changing at York (from the South) or Darlington (from the North).

A free bus link from Thirsk Station to the course is provided on race days.


There are many accommodation options available to those visiting Thirsk racecourse. Booking well in advance of race days is highly reccommended, why not begin your accommodation search at

Thirsk Racecourse
Station Road
North Yorkshire
Tel: 01845 522276
Web: Thirsk Racecourse
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