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 

Accessibility Information

We have a number of facilities to assist those who may have accessibility problems including step free access to each of the enclosures at the Racecourse. We also have lifts available in the Main Stand and in the Dalby Stand giving access to all floors.


There are accessible toilets in all enclosures along with viewing ramps in every area.


We are also very pleased to announce that every race meeting in 2024 will be Autism Friendly racedays, making us the first Racecourse in the country to host Autism in Racing Racedays on every day.


We are thrilled to be working with Future Ticketing to host Autism Friendly racedays throughout the year. As part of our Autism Friendly racedays, the Racecourse and Future Ticketing will provide designated quiet and safe spaces for autistic Racegoers, or those who may have additional needs, including complimentary soft drinks and biscuits. In addition, there will be a dedicated sensory room, provided by Immersive, at every meeting.


Any racegoers wishing to apply for places at any Autism in Racing fixture should contact Autism in Racing on X at (@autisminracing). A brand new Autism in Racing website will be developed over the coming months. In the meantime, to learn more about Autism in Racing please visit


To view the full Accessibility Information for the Racecourse, please click here