Musselburgh Racecourse was originally laid out as Edinburgh Racecourse in 1816, and is the second biggest racecourse in Scotland, offering flat as well as National Hunt racing. It hosts the Scottish Sprint Cup and the Edinburgh Cup, as well as dozens of other fixtures throughout a typical year.
A variety of hospitality packages are available, and the racecourse is also available for wedding hire.
The course has several car parks. The nearest railway station is Wallyford, on the Edinburgh Waverley–North Berwick line, and a free courtesy bus to the station is available. Road access is via Musselburgh's High Street, which passes by the course and is one mile from the A1.
Musselburgh Racecourse is firmly established as one of the UK’s most stylish small racecourses!
As a boutique venue, and VisitScotland five star visitor attraction, the racecourse is the ideal location for a great day out. Located just six miles from Edinburgh, Musselburgh Racecourse provides the perfect day out for anyone visiting Scotland’s capital city to soak up all there is to offer.
Musselburgh Racecourse offers an exciting mix of jumps and flat racing with something for everyone, whether you are a seasoned race-goer or you simply enjoy the social side of racing. With an average of 26 fixtures in 2013, our seasonal highlights include New Year's Day, the John Smith's Scottish Cheltenham Trials and Easter Festival of Racing as well as our premier Edinburgh Cup Day, the sell out Ladies' Day in June and our new prestigious Scottish Sprint cup race day.
As you step through the gates you’ll quickly get a sense of the relaxed, but professional, atmosphere at Musselburgh Racecourse. You’ll find all racecourse facilities within easy reach and a wide variety of dining options, a program of entertainment, betting options and information all at the heart of the racing action.
From the warmest of welcomes, the team works hard to bring to life a modern, exciting and quality race day experience for everyone who visits. This passion for excellence has been recognised by visitors and the racing industry alike, with Musselburgh Racecourse receiving coveted awards including the 2012 Betview Award for Racecourse of the Year – an award for providing the best experience for the betting and racing public; as well as the 2011 Racecourse Association Award for ‘Operational Excellence ‘and the 2011 Neil Wyatt Ground staff of the Year Award for Best Dual Purpose Racecourse.
So come and visit historic Musselburgh Racecourse which has been a venue for horse racing since 1816!
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The Railway Children - CANCELLED
Heartbreak Productions Attention passengers! We are sorry to announce that all services out of Gigglesworth Station are delayed! Gather around Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis on platform one as they pass the time by sharing this classic tale. Living by the railway line, they spend quite a bit of time watching the trains and…
Wed 22 Aug
Cancelled / 0131 665 2859
Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Scottish Half Marathon and 10K
The Scottish Half Marathon takes participants along the East Lothian Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse. If you don't fancy 13.2 miles there's the 10km option which starts and finishes at Musselburgh Racecourse.
Sun 23 Sep
prices vary / 0131 665 2859