Horse racing is a popular sport in Scotland and the racecourses here are well known for their high standard facilities and excellent atmosphere. Scotland has five racecourses in total, which between them organise and host numerous flat and jump racing events. The courses are located in Ayr, Hamilton, Kelso, Musselburgh and Perth. The track at Ayr is Scotland's only Grade 1 racecourse and is the home of the Scottish Grand National and the Ayr Gold Cup. Hamilton Park Racecourse has a proud racing history that goes all the way back to 1782 and is often considered to be Scotland's most high profile racetrack. Kelso is situated in the beautiful countryside of the Scottish Borders and has become exclusively a National Hunt track while Musselburg offers both the flat and jump races. Perth Racecourse is well known for its Festival Meeting, which features the best in jump racing.
Scotland enjoys good road and rail links with the England, though overseas fans travelling to the races will likely arrive at the international airports in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Scotland offers a wide range of accommodation, so fans looking to book hotels, B&Bs and holiday apartments will find plenty to choose from.