Getting Around


In this section, you’ll find all you need to help you get to, and then find your way around, Pontefract Races!

Finding Your Way Around the Racecourse

The maps below give you an idea as to where everything is on the Racecourse!


Pontefract uses what3words to help find precise locations at the venue, such as parking, entrances, the museum and first aid areas.


Every 3m square has been given a unique combination of three words: a what3words address. We have added some popular locations here for the stadium, find each location by clicking on the link or entering the corresponding 3 word address into the free what3words app:


Download the what3words app: Android | iOS


Here are some points around the racecourse you may find useful:


  • Turning Circle: ///famed.jumped.punt
  • Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure Entrance ///bump.spoken.chose
  • Premier Enclosure Entrance ///nest.test.trip
  • Picnic Enclosure ///formless.performs.weeded
  • Raceday Office ///search.fresh.player
  • Behind the Second Stand ///tigers.sums.flash
  • Parade Ring ///anyway.goes.sugar

Places To Stay

If you’re thinking of staying over while visiting Pontefract, we would recommend the following nearby hotels:


4 or 5*

Rogerthorpe Manor – approximately 5 miles from the Racecourse

Oulton Hall – about 20 minutes from the Racecourse

Waterton Park Hotel – about 15 minutes from the Racecourse

Wentbridge House Hotel – within 10 miles of the course


3* or budget

The Premier Inn at Leeds/Castleford – Xscape, approximately 1 1/2 miles from the Racecourse

The Cedar Court Hotel – about 10 miles from the Racecourse


Or, rent a whole house to yourself! Why not stay at Farmer Copley’s Farmhouse, accommodates up to 8 people!

Find out more – The Farmhouse | Farmer Copleys