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I stayed at Warwick Racecourse Caravan Club site this week. 

The site obviously had a very successful Easter. It was full for most of the holiday and you can see why. It is a most attractive setting in the middle of the racecourse and within a ten minutes walk of the the town centre and Warwick Castle – which is a must-visit castle if you haven’t been! I lived very close to Warwick for twenty years so I am probably a bit biased but the Royal Leamington Spa – Warwick – Stratford-upon-Avon triangle is a very nice spot to live in with lots going on. So it’s also going to be an excellent area for a holiday or a weekend break.

The site has a mix of roughly 50/50 grass and hardstanding pitches and you get to it by actually driving across the racecourse. It is for this reason actual arrivals on race days cannot happen but the race days are well publicised before so are easy to work around.  Needless to say, the site is well supported and full on race days as it’s a great atmosphere whether or not horse racing is your scene. Some of the hard standing pitches are actually up against the rails of the course.

Just outside the entrance to the course is The Old Fourpenny Shop Hotel which is famous. As a pub it sells good beer and good food – and most importantly offers a warm Irish welcome. I wouldn’t want you to think I spent too many hours in it; just long enough to check it out……

Christopher Macgowan