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Ascot (England)

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Ascot (England)

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Ascot [1] is a village in the English county of Berkshire, most famous as the location of Ascot Racecourse, home of the prestigious Royal Ascot race meeting.

Understand[edit]

Ascot is split into three sections, Ascot, North Ascot, and South Ascot. The racecourse is on Ascot High Street and is only a mile yphill from the station. The area governed by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. It has a population of 11,603, if nearby Sunningdale is included.

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By train[edit]

Ascot has a train station on the electric railway line from London Waterloo to Reading or from Reading to London Waterloo, operated by South West Train Service. London Waterloo connects to the London Underground System.

By bus[edit]

Several bus routes run through Ascot.[2]

Get around[edit]

The Ascot area can be navigated by walking but some buses have stops throughout the area. Also it is easy to rent a car through Half Pennys Garage on Kings Road.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Ascot Racecourse [3] - Ascot Racecourse is a world famous racecourse that holds a few races a month, the highlight being obviously Royal Ascot.
  • Golf - There are many golf clubs in and around Ascot.

Buy[edit][add listing]

If you want to buy clothes in Ascot, there are some shops but they are not cheap. Also if you just a bit hungry, there is a newsagent along the High Street. Also is a small superstore further down, which is next to the petrol station.

Eat[edit][add listing]

The are some good places to eat around Ascot. If you want a good curry, the best place to go would be Mango, in North Ascot on Fernbank Road. If you are coming up from London Road, it is on your left. It can get very full, even during midweek, so it would be good to book in advance to get a table. However, you can always take away the food.

Drink[edit][add listing]

There are many pubs in and around Ascot.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

You will be hard-pressed in trying to find cheap accommodation in Ascot.

  • Brockenhurst Hotel (South Ascot) [4], Brockenhurst Road, (+44) 01344 621 912, mailto:[email protected]. This hotel could probably be your cheapest option. Situated in South Ascot, it is only a 15 min walk from the centre of town, the racecourse and the station.
  • Macdonald Berystede Hotel and Spa (South Ascot) [5], Sunninghill Ascot, Berkshire SL5 9JH Tel 0844 879 9104. Nice facilities for staying for a couple of nights.
  • Sunningdale Park[6],Larch Ave, Sunningdale, Ascot SL5 0QE Tel 0871 222 4818. A specialised meeting, training, wedding and event venue, Sunningdale Park, Ascot delivers on your event needs with meeting rooms set against the backdrop of the beautifully refurbished Northcote House. You’ll have plenty to do during downtime with Ascot Racecourse nearby and tennis, croquet, and walking trails on the property.

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