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Wedding Ceremony Venue

Carlisle Racecourse

Carlisle Racecourse


An occasion to remember, at a venue you and your guests will never forget. Carlisle Racecourse will truly make your celebration a day to be remembered forever.

Any party, be it wedding, birthday, christening, deserves a truly special venue and at Carlisle you will find we overlook nothing except the racecourse.


Please contact for prices


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Wireless internet connection, disabled toilets & baby changing facilities. Hearing loop arrangements on request.


Lindsay Gray

01228 554700


The Grandstand Office,
Durdar Road,



Plan route to Carlisle Racecourse using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 404518  Lat: 54.85743 Long: -2.92992

By road from North and South - leave M6 jct 42, follow signs for Dalston. Follow the road for approx 2 miles until you reach a staggered jct and turn right. The racecourse is approx 1 mile on the left-hand side.

From East - Take A69 or A66 to M6. Join M6 and leave at jct 42 and follow directions above.

From West - Travel along A595 following signs for Carlisle. Approx 1 mile after Thursby roundabout take right for Dalston. At T jct in Dalston turn right. Follow road until you reach Bridge End Pub. Turn left over bridge and follow signs for Durdar. When you reach next jct turn left. The racecourse is approx 1 mile on the left hand side.

By bus - On racedays, Reays operate a bus service from Carlisle Bus Station to the Racecourse. Buses run 90 minutes and 45 minutes before the first race and return to Carlisle 5 minutes and 35 minutes after the last race. The cost is £1.60 each way.

By rail from Carlisle station, the Stagecoach, 01228 597222, operate a bus service to Durdar, route 65 or 66. Alternatively the racecourse is only a short taxi ride away.

By air Carlisle Airport is approximately 8 miles from the racecourse. Helicopter landing at the racecourse by prior arrangement only. Contact Sue Ellis on 01228 554700 or

Parking with charge at trackside on selected race days only.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Carlisle station

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

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