Racing at Cartmel dates back to 1856. But it's almost certain that racing has taken place here since at least the middle of the fifteenth century when monks of the nearby priory entertained themselves by organising racing on mules.
With its rich history and location on the Holker Estate, Cartmel offers a sense of uniqueness and charm unrivalled on the racing circuit. Such qualities ensure that visitors return year on year and have given the racecourse attendances to match the much larger venues.
With recent improvements to the course and its facilities, including a new Grandstand, the management team is working hard to ensure the future of racing at Cartmel, by developing Cartmel as a corporate venue, whilst retaining the very essence that is Cartmel.
Leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow the A591 then A590 towards Barrow in Furness for about 10 miles on race days, AA signs direct to the racecourse from the motorway, which is well in advance of the local turn-off the
Train service to Cark-in-Cartmel Station (raceday bus service to racecourse) or Grange-over-Sands Station.
Helicopter landing facilities at the racecourse (with prior notification).