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Planning Your Day

When you arrive at Musselburgh Racecourse we want to ensure you quickly settle into the racing action and that you feel comfortable and prepared for every part of your day. Take a few moments to familiarise yourself with the facilities on offer and if you wish make your mind up about where to eat on the day, you can choose to make an advanced booking in one of our Places to Eat and Drink.

Click here for a 360 tour of the racecourse

If it’s your first time coming to the races, or you’re not particularly familiar with any aspect of the racing experience, you can find out more in advance. We’ve given you 10 Reasons to Come Racing and include lots of tips such as what to wear, how to place a bet and even explain some of the raceday jargon. 

Click here for our "How to" guide

General Layout

Musselburgh Racecourse is a compact course offering excellent facilities throughout with quality, competitive racing all year round. The circuit is just over a mile and a quarter, so no matter where you are on the course, the racing never seems far away.

After a recent £4m refurbishment, the Racecourse offers excellent facilities throughout and a great variety of Places to Eat and Drink. So when you’re ready for food and refreshments there’s a choice of 7 bars, 3 restaurants and many easy access food outlets situated around the course.

About the Racing Track

Musselburgh Racecourse is a right handed, compact track of just over a mile and a quarter round, providing excellent viewing of the racing. No matter where you are on the course, it’s easy to follow the race and soak up the atmosphere. To help you to follow each race there’s also the Tote’s Big Screen in the centre of the course, which brings the action even closer.


The racecourse runs a cloakroom facility located in the tunnel running through the main Grandstand. The Cloakroom opens one hour before the first race, racegoers can leave their coats and accessories here (at their own risk) and can collect at the end of the day.

Access And Parking

Car Parking

There is ample free parking in a dedicated car park close to the racecourse entrance. On your approach, simply follow the signs to the racecourse and you will be directed from there. The car park is only a 5 minute walk from the Main Entrance, or if you prefer, there is a shuttle bus running from the car park to the entrance. You can easily drop your guests outside the main entrance before taking the short drive to park your car in the designated area.

Disabled Visitor Parking and Facilities

There is a designated disabled parking area within 200m of the main entrance. To access this car park, please display your disabled persons parking permit. The car must contain the disabled person named on the permit.

We also have dedicated disabled toilets, wheelchair ramps for viewing of the racecourse and lifts in the Grandstand and Queen’s Stand suitable for disabled racegoers.

If you have any special parking needs or any questions about parking facilities and access, please contact the racecourse on 0131 665 2859.