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Hotels for British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Posted in  Motorsport by Paul on the June 17th, 2009

985284_racing_flag_1If you have always dreamed of attending a Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone, this may be your last chance. Due to the fact that this is the last year that Silverstone will be hosting the Grand Prix, spectators from around the world are lining up to witness this historical event. And Silverstone is planning a sendoff like no other. Not only can spectators expect entertainment on the track, but off the track as well. Legends of F1 past and present are expected to attend and the after race party is sure to go down in history as one of the most spectacular. This year, 250 very lucky fans will also have the opportunity to meet their favorite F1 driver and have autographs signed. With live music schedule for all three days, this is sure to be one of the biggest and best Grand Prix events Silverstone has ever hosted.

Where to Stay

There are many hotels, bed and breakfasts, and campsites in the area depending on your budget and how you like to travel. Soak in all the English countryside has to offer by staying in true British luxury at the Hellidon Lakes, a 110-room hotel set amidst 220 acres of rolling countryside including a 27-hole golf course, award winning restaurant, relaxing spa. To get a rural and welcoming experience, visit Sheena and Peter at the Kings Head Syresham. All rooms in this converted barn are en suite and the restaurant superb. There are also many chains like Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn, and Best Western willing to accommodate race fans.

If a romantic bed and breakfast is what you like, the closet one is the Silverstone Bed and Breakfast. Just 600 meters from the track, this stone built barn conversion has a beautiful garden and ample off road parking. You will enjoy a full English breakfast in the bright, vaulted dining room. The Old Vicarage is an historic luxury B&B named in the top 5 by the BBC’s Homes and Antiques and the venue of the British GP House Party. There are 6 rooms and an apartment for parties of up to 8 people.

Just across from the Silverstone entrance you will find the lively Litchlake Farm campsite, only open for events in July, with shopping and hot food on site. From this proximity you are sure to never miss any of the excitement. For a quiet night’s sleep, walk 40 minutes from the track to Cavalier Fields and enjoy a friendly welcome with lovely views. This campsite is peaceful, has hot showers and catering. For easier traveling and light packing, try renting camping equipment at Praxis Tent, or stay in one of their pre-erected tents. This family-run business is also within walking distance of Silverstone and can accommodate any size group.

For those wanting the whole English countryside side, you can rent holiday cottages from the working Stoke Lyne Farm. Grange Farm Country Cottages and the Vale Farm House are traditionally decorated with all the modern conveniences. Staying at any of the self-serve cottages is sure to offer peaceful evenings after the excitement of Silverstone.

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