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Near Salisbury Racecourse, Dorset Country Hotel

Salisbury is a Flat Racecourse which is renowned for high quality races, horses and trainers as well as, of course, top jockeys. The famous Lester Piggott made his public debut at Salisbury in1948.

There are three enclosures, the premier being The Bibury, closest to the winning line. There are two stands in The Bibury and racegoers have access to the horses in the Parade Ring before a race and to the Winners’ Enclosure after a race. Access to the Parade Ring and the Winners’ Enclosure is also available to racegoers in the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure but not to those in the Course Enclosure.

All three enclosures provide excellent views of the racing and there’s a big TV screen opposite the stands for all race days except for the Arabian Horse Racing day.

If you’re coming from afar and would like to make the most of race days at Salisbury Racecourse, then a stay at Plumber Manor with its legendary hospitality, is an odds-on favourite!

2015 Racedays are as follows:

Sunday, May 3rd (within May Bank Holiday weekend)
Thursday, May 14th
Saturday, May 23rd (evening meeting within Spring Bank Holiday weekend)

Tuesday, June 9th
Sunday, June 14th
Wednesday, June 24th

Saturday, July 11th Ladies' Evening
Saturday, July 25th (evening meeting)

Tuesday, August 4th
Wednesday, August 12th
Thursday, August 13th
Friday, August 21st (evening meeting)

Thursday, September 3rd
Friday, September 11th (twilight meeting i.e. late afternoon start)
Wednesday, September 30th

Monday, October 12th

Other places well worth a visit whilst staying with us:

Athelhampton House, Bovington Tank Museum, Cranborne Chase, Dorset Opera, the Great Dorset Steam Fair, Larmer Tree Gardens, Longleat House and Safari Park, Lulworth, Mapperton, Melplash, Milton Abbey, Parnham, the Piddle Valley, Plush Music Festival, Salisbury International Arts FestivalStudland, Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival, UK International Boogie Woogie Festival, Wilton House and the Wincanton Racecourse.

Plumber Manor is recommended by:

Michelin, The Good Food Guide, The Good Hotel Guide, the Best Loved Hotels and Johansens guides.