The finishing straight at Southwell Racecourse
The finishing straight at Southwell Racecourse
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Getting to the Racecourse

There are a multitude of ways to travel to Southwell Racecourse. When we asked Mike Parcej, a friend of the racecourse and passionate horse racing fan, here's what he had to say:

"Rolleston Station is adjoining the track, on the line from Nottingham to Newark. The problem is it appears that all weekday services don't stop there - presumably they stop especially on race days, please check with East Midlands Trains for clarification. There is a rail service from Nottingham to Rolleston at 11.25 on Sundays. However there is an excellent and very frequent bus service from Nottingham to Southwell seven days a week, This is the No. 26 service from stop K1 at Nottingham Bus Station. There is also a very infrequent bus service from Newark, the No. 28 (on the London to Edinburgh line) an 8.05am in the morning would leave you waiting a fair while for Gates Open!! Nottingham is on the London to Sheffield services from St, Pancras, and has a service from Cardiff and Birmingham that potters along at its own leisurely pace. The taxi in Southwell is Minster five 2's on 01636 525252. Approx two miles to the course."

By Road 

The best postcode for Sat-Nav users attempting to reach Racecourse Road is NG25 0QB. 

From the M1 south: Leave the M1 at Junction 21A and join the A46 towards Newark. Continue on the A46 to Newark, on approaching the roundabout junction with the B6166 take the first exit still on the A46. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A617 towards Mansfield and Southwell. On approaching Southwell turn left onto Racecourse Lane and drive for 2 miles. 

From the A1: Continue on the A1 to the Newark junction with the A46. Join the A46 towards Nottingham, at the roundabout take the third exit onto the A617 towards Mansfield and Southwell. Turn left onto the A612 signposted Southwell. On approaching Southwell turn left onto Racecourse Lane and drive for 2 miles. 

Due to local authority restrictions, Occupation Lane and Station Road in Rolleston cannot be used as a means of access for Sunday and all Floodlight race meetings, so please follow the yellow diversion signs. 

By Train

The nearest station is Rolleston which is adjacent to the course. Rolleston Train Station lies on the Nottingham to Lincoln line. If you arrive at Newark Station, then it is about a 9 mile journey to Racecourse Road, Southwell. The operator East Midlands Trains run additional train services calling at Rolleston on racedays in line with our first and last race times, for more details on the scheduled times please go to: www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk

On Ladies Day, there are extra trains stopping at Rolleston.

Shuttle Bus
The Shuttle Bus on Ladies Day has now sold out.

Where To Stay & What To Do

If you are staying in the area, www.visitnewarkandsherwood.info is packed with information on where to stay and what to do when visiting Newark & Sherwood. There is a full calendar of events and attractions from across the region, accommodation, food & drink, shopping and more. Whether you're looking for a cultural getaway taking in the heritage sites and civil war scenery, or a family outdoors adventure break, you will find all you need on the Visit Newark & Sherwood website. Find us also on Facebook: www.facebook.com/visitnewarksherwood, on Twitter: www.twitter.com/NewarkSherwood and on Instagram: www.instagram.com/visit.newark.sherwood.

Southwell Racecourse

Occupation Lane

Rolleston

Nottinghamshire

NG25 0TS


The best postcode for Sat-Nav users attempting to reach Racecourse Road is NG25 0QB. Due to local authority restrictions, Occupation Lane and Station Road in Rolleston cannot be used as a means of access for Sunday race meetings

The nearest station is Rolleston which is adjacent to the course. Rolleston Train Station lies on the Nottingham to Lincoln line. If you arrive at Newark Station, then it is about a 9 mile journey to Racecourse Road, Southwell. The operator East Midlands Trains run additional train services calling at Rolleston on racedays in line with our first and last race times

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