Hamilton Park

Hamilton Park Racecourse in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire is a longstanding flat racing course in Scotland. Horse racing is recorded to have taken place in Hamilton as far back as 1782 and racing takes place there from May to September. The course is undulating and 1 mile 5 furlong in length so can often be seen to favour horses with stamina. Notable races at the course include the listed Glasgow Stakes in July and the The Lanark Silver Bell which is one of the oldest racing trophies in the country, possibly being gifted to King William of Scotland in 1165 (though some say the trophy may instead date to around 1587).

A short distance from Glasgow it’s easily reachable by both public transport and car. Beyond the excitement of the racing, Hamilton Park offers a compelling mix of live sport, music, and hospitality too, making it a great choice for visit even if you’re not purely an avid racing fan. Dining options include The Hill for pizzas or light bites, the Overton Farm Grill stand and Equi’s ice creams. Or why not grab a drink at Duke’s Bar, Braveheart Bar, or. Panoroma Bar (offering unrivaled views of the track). Exclusive hospitality and wedding packages are also available ands a virtual tour can be viewed here.