Musselburgh racecourse

Six miles west of Edinburgh, the course is in the Millhill area of Musselburgh close to the River Esk. Originally known as Edinburgh Races, Musselburgh Racecourse hosts a total of 27 fixtures a year for Flat and Jump racing. Following a £5 million investment it now offers first class facilities for all racegoers and corporate guests. Their richest raceday of the year is our Edinburgh Cup Raceday featuring the £80,000 Edinburgh Cup in June

The Flat and Jumps tracks are about a mile and a quarter round and quite sharp. Historic Musselburgh has been a venue for horse racing since 1816, and has undergone a vast transformation in the past 15 years culminating in being awarded a 5 Star Visit Scotland Visitor Attraction status in December 2006, which it has held every year since.

Address: Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 7RG
Tel: 0131 665 2859
Admission: One enclosure from £15 online discounts available in advance (Concessions receive a £5 discount on the day). Children 16 and under free.
Road: Course is 6m east of Edinburgh on A1
Rail: Kings Cross to Edinburgh, then 8 min Superior Sprinter to Musselburgh on the Edinburgh Waverly to North Berwick line.
Car park: Free
Flat: Oval right-hand quite sharp track of 1m 2f with a run-in of 4f. Basically flat with high numbers best when the stalls are on the stand side.
Jumps: Right-hand oval track of 11f in extent. The bends are sharp, eight easy fences and six hurdles per circuit suiting the nippy type.