For Royal Ascot, the racecourse is divided up into 4 enclosures, each with its own individual character, alongside a host of private boxes and hospitality offerings.
With its origins dating back to 1807, the Royal Enclosure was once a space exclusively reserved for the guests of King George III. It has maintained that exclusivity to this day, as membership is strictly by invitation only. It’s here that visitors can expect to see top hats and coat tails, as well as the best of this season’s designer fashion.
Taking pride of place at the epicentre of Royal Ascot is the Queen Anne Enclosure, named in honour of the racecourse’s founding monarch. As well as unparalleled views of the racing from the raised terracing, this enclosure also hosts the Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure, meaning visitors find themselves right at the heart of the action. As well as an array of dining options, it’s also home to the Bandstand, where every day of racing culminates in a traditional sing-along.
In the centre of the racecourse, and with the Ascot Grandstand as the backdrop, is the Village Enclosure, providing a unique viewpoint on the racing and Royal Procession. Alongside boutique restaurants, al-fresco dining and a host of pop-up stalls, live DJs and bands perform into the early evening.
Alternatively, join the thousands of racegoers who want to be close to the rails in the Windsor Enclosure as the thoroughbred racehorses thunder past. Providing the first glimpses of the Royal Procession as it progresses down the straight mile, including what colour hat the Queen is wearing, the enclosure is home to an abundance of artisan food stalls, while visitors can also take in a picnic provided it adheres to the racecourse’s policy.