32. Cheltenham Festival Horse Racing
One of the best reasons to visit Broadway in March has to be for The Cheltenham Festival. The Festival, which takes place in March every year, attracts thousands of visitors to the area in one of the busiest weeks of the year. Broadway’s close proximity and frequent public transport link to Cheltenham Spa make it an ideal place to stay during the biggest event in the horse racing calendar.
Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Cotswolds, the Racecourse is situated in Prestbury on the outskirts of the historic spa town of Cheltenham and is only a 35 minute drive from the village of Broadway. The wide array of accommodation in the village means you’ll have no problem finding somewhere to stay, whether you plan on making the trip to Cheltenham or if you prefer to just watch the action unfold from one of the many lively village pubs.
Understandably for those who don’t live anywhere near Cheltenham, it can be a real struggle to find suitable accommodation nearby; places either book up quick, or you’ll have to pay through the nose just to stay in and around Cheltenham. Staying in Broadway offers the perfect solution to this as it is close and easily accessible to the Racecourse, but not in Cheltenham itself - meaning you’ll avoid those relentless crowds and you won’t need to pay over over the odds just because it’s Race Week.
If you're looking for places to stay in Broadway, visit our accommodation page.
To book tickets for The Cheltenham Festival, visit www.thejockeyclub.co.uk or call 0344 579 3003.