Royal Ascot

Horse Racing in The Thames Valley

Don your finest duds and join the glitterati at the biggest racing meet of the year, going strong since 1711. The royal family, A-list celebrities and other rich and famous folk gather for this five-day festival, 7 miles southwest of Windsor, to show off their Jimmy Choos and place the odd bet. It’s essential to book tickets well in advance.

Soak up the atmosphere from the Windsor Enclosure, or head for the Queen Anne Enclosure if you want to rub shoulders with the ladies in fancy hats.