Horse racing breaks in Perthshire
Many people enjoy the thrills and spills of horse racing. The flutter of the favourite or a nod to the ‘under dog’ in a race, it is a sport that evokes passion from those that follow it.
But what not take some time to see if horse racing breaks in Perthshire are a short break that would interest you.
The racing tracks
Like many other towns, cities and counties in the UK, Perthshire along with the rest of Scotland has many historic thoroughbred race courses in Edinburgh, Glasgow and the border. Known as the sport of king’s, horse racing in Scotland, with its competitive entrance fees to the tracks, is a sport enticing many people.
Perth, the major city in the county of Perthshire, is Britain’s most northerly track. Described by many as a little piece of heaven, it attracts trainers and jockeys from across the globe. Opened in 1908, the racing year starts with the Perth Festival, culminating in jump racing, in the autumn month of September. Ten furlongs in circumference, jockeys and horse have the dramatic water jump, situated in front of the grandstand, to negotiate.
It is without a doubt, one of the most picturesque race courses in the country. Sitting within the grounds of Scone Palce, the course skirts the banks of the dramatic River Tay, weaving its way through centuries-old trees which, if they could talk, would have many a dramatic story to tell. It is not surprise then, the popularity of horse racing breaks in Perthshire.
But don’t just take our word for it; why not come and sample the unique, intimate atmosphere of this great race track? Small enough to be intimate, making a great day our at the races, it also allows you far closer to the action and the winners that possibly any other race course in the UK.
A day at the races is, sometimes, not enough. Hence people opt for horse racing breaks in Perthshire. But where can you stay?
Are you wanting affordable luxury, with great food, great hospitality and a welcoming atmosphere? You might also want a hotel away from the hub-bub of the city, but within reaching distance of some great race tracks, like Perth.
Knock Castle has all this and more. Situated in its own extensive, landscaped grounds, it is an imposing historic house. Far from the busy crowds, yet reachable easily from all major road networks and the train, many people have opted to experience the splendour of this great hotel.
There are many facilities on site too; keep fit in the gym or feel your stress melt away with treatments at our spa. And choose from a range of extensive menus, offered in our three restaurant settings – from fine dining to the more informal, but no-less-quality-food bar.
Enjoy horse racing breaks in Perthshire with Knock Castle; why not book today?