With a fantastic history stretching back to 1815, The Festival is one of British horse racing’s oldest and greatest highlights.
In fact, the course actually had to change location twice between 1815 and 1831 due to local opposition. From its early turbulent years Cheltenham racecourse finally settled in its current location in 1898. Introduced to The Festival in 1924, the famous Gold Cup race sealed the meeting as one of the highlights of the calendar. Visited by over 265,000 racegoers each year, all eager to see the finest participants compete.
28 incredible races take place over 4 days with a prize pot of over £4.5 million to be won. Therefore, some of the biggest names in racing turn out to challenge in the highest profile jumps racing. The Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase and prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup are just some of the big name races.
Where is Cheltenham Racecourse?
Located in the south east of England, Cheltenham racecourse is better known as “The Home of Jump Racing”. The course is over 3 hours drive from London and Manchester when taking traffic into account. Flying by helicopter to Cheltenham festival can reduce this down to only 45 minutes. Meaning that over the course of the 4 day meeting that could be a saving of up to 18 hours travel time.
dBB Aviation can arrange helicopters seating up from 4 to 16 passengers for flights direct to the racecourse. We can pick you up from anywhere in the UK meaning you arrive at The Festival stress free.
Contact our helicopter hire experts today for a free no obligation quote for a helicopter to the Cheltenham Festival. View the range of helicopters on offer here or speak with one of the team for their recommendation. You can request a quote by phone, email or via our website and we are available 24 hours a day to assist.