Cheltenham Racecourse Caravan Club Site (REF : CTH)

Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH

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  • Cycling
  • Dogs

Why stay here ...

Situated right on the edge of an elegant spa town, Cheltenham Racecourse Club Site is a desirable site and the perfect base from which to explore the delights of the area. The town of Cheltenham is just one and a half miles from the caravan site through a nearby park, or you can use the convenient regular transport service provided by the Park and Ride. The site is also well placed for visiting the city of Gloucester with its Cathedral and other historic buildings. 50 of the 76 pitches on site are hardstanding so you have a very good chance of securing a hardstanding pitch which gives you more opportunity to tour even when the weather is bad!

Cheltenham Racecourse Club Site puts a wealth of fun activities within easy reach. With its tree-lined promenade and colonnaded buildings, the Regency Spa town is an absolute pleasure for the pedestrian. Regent Arcade provides a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants and you will want to take in the sight of the delightful Wishing Fish Clock. The Everyman Theatre is available for those wanting to experience a little culture as well as enjoying the scenic views of its well maintained gardens. Why not experience the thrill of the races? Famed for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, held every year in March, the racecourse has fixtures throughout the year. All in all, the caravan site offers enough memorable attractions to keep visitors returning time and again.

Non-EHU pitch discount

Book a non-electric hook-up economy pitch at this site for an excellent low price! Find out more about non-EHU pitch discounts.

Check out the Jockey Club's Website for details of What's On.

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:

A good walking route near the site is the circular walk around the outside of the racecourse, but please don't walk on the racecourse itself. There is also a circular walk around Cheltenham which is 25 minutes away on foot and the Cleeve Hills are nearby.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest is Tesco in Bishops Cleeve, about 2.5 miles from the site.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

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Directions

From the north: leave the M5 at junction 9. From the south: leave the M5 at junction 11. Then from all directions follow signposts to Cheltenham and the brown racecourse signs. At the roundabout at the edge of the racecourse follow Club signs. The site is inside the racecourse.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
GL50 4SH
GPS:
Lat 51.917412 / Lon -2.065987
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OS field ref:
SO955244
OS map ref:
163
Handbook map ref:
G5

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Cheltenham centre, Cheltenham General Hospital, Gloucester Royal Hospital
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Cheltenham
  • Nearest train station: Cheltenham
  • Train station within 5 miles

Activities

Racing at Cheltenham

Cheltenham Racecourse 2020 Race Dates (during site opening dates):

Daytime Racing - 15 & 16 April

Evening Race - 1 May

Arrivals on race days in April have to be before 10am, with no vehicle movement between noon and 7pm. Arrivals on May's evening race day have to be before noon with no vehicle movement between 4pm and 10pm.

Visit the Cheltenham Racecourse website for the most up to date information.

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The views across the racecourse are stunning

Access to the site is straight off a main road roundabout which makes life easier than some. It is mainly hard standings and sloping, making blocks essential. I had a non EHU pitch and depending on how you park there are amazing views of the racecourse and beyond. Waste and water points are central but the chemical waste is near reception. The showers are ok, hot and wet but not much power. Toilets and wash areas kept clean and tidy. I found the wardens pleasant enough. Walking into town is a pleasure with parks that almost stretch into the centre or you can use a bus service which seems quite frequent. I personally found the town to be a jumble of shops without any uniformity and difficult to navigate by camper. I would happily stay here again and this was my second visit.
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Typical Racecourse site

Using the satnav coming down the M5, the site was easy to find. It felt a bit strange being asked to walk the site to find a pitch rather than drive - good idea though given the site layout. The wardens hide some of the pitch numbers under traffic cones! We thought the wardens were disinterested. Apart from a few grass pitches, this site is unrelenting grey, slightly sloping tarmac. EHU points can be some way away so ensure you have a 25m cable. Good views of the course and hills beyond. Loved the Motorhome Service Point. The heavy lid on the motorhome waste point has been replaced with a small grid; so simple - why didn't the CMC do this to other sites instead of putting in the troughs. Shower cubicles are excellent like mini wetrooms and they drain quickly. The shower takes some getting used to - in four days I never managed to get a consistent flow of hot water. There were queues for the ladies showers according to my wife. The gents block stunk of urine most of the day from the impressively long urine trough. The walk through Pittville to Cheltenham town centre is enjoyable. The GWR preserved railway station is close by.
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Excellent location and stunning views, very friendly staff, only downside for us was no dedicated dump station for toilet waste on our RV, not a problem if you do not mind carrying your waste in a bucket to the only cassette disposal 15 mtrs away, not a problem for me but worth considering.
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Great little site, very handy for Cheltenham and the Cotswolds

Great little site, its not your usual camp site with grassy secluded pitches but has a good area with grass where units with awnings can be pitched and other pitches which are dotted around the car park. We had a fabulous view of the racecourse and the hills beyond.Its a good and inventive use of the racecourse when its not running events. Very quite and peaceful, good toilet block, very friendly staff and easy to walk or bus into Cheltenham. What more could you want for a very reasonable price, I'll stay here again.
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Its a car park

We only used as a stop over on the way to Cornwall from Yorkshire. Very uninspiring site. Its basically a car park. All concrete and very sloped. Views are of the grandstand or a few retail buildings. The only great thing was the circular walk around the racecourse that the dog loved. Certainly wouldn't want to holiday here.
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Site contact details

Telephone:
01242 523102

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Race Days in 2020

Enjoy racing at Cheltenham Racecourse on 15 April and 16 April and evening racing on 1 May.

Arrivals on race days in April have to be before 10am, with no vehicle movement between noon and 7pm. Arrivals on May's evening race day have to be before noon with no vehicle movement between 4pm and 10pm.

Visit the Cheltenham Racecourse website for the most up to date information.