September 21, 2023

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Best Places to Stay When Visiting the Silverstone Track

As home to one of the largest race tracks in the world, choosing accommodation can often be reasonably challenging. Some of the events which take place at the Northamptonshire venue include the Formula 1 and MotoGP – which can see well over 100,000 people flock to Silverstone and the surrounding towns which puts a lot of stress on the accommodation.

Inside the village itself you’ve only got a limited number of options, which include camping at the track as well as some smaller guest houses. The guest houses are frequently booked up for race meetings, so you will often struggle to find a free room – when the larger events are taking place the rooms are booked up to one year in advance.

Outside of the village and venue, you’ll need to go a little further afield to find hotels, with Brackley and Northampton being some of the closer locations. If you’re looking for hotels in Silverstone for your team and require 2+rooms, your best idea is to look at Northampton hotels (15 Miles) or Brackley (8 Miles).

Silverstone is an incredibly large venue and one of the largest permanent sporting venues in the United Kingdom. You’ll need to plan your trip in advance, and if your looking for hotels in Silverstone, the best place to look is the hotels in Silverstone website.

If you’re not looking to stay in one of the hotels or bed and breakfasts in the near by area, your next option is camping. Most of the events at Silverstone take place during the summer months, so it’s very common to see the camp sites full at the big events. For events such as the Formula 1 and MotoGP, all of the camp sites near the circuit are full. The official camp site is usually your best bet as it’s directly on the way out of the track, but you’ve got a load of other options if that one is full. Most of the campsites have grass based parking which is ideal for tents. If you’ve got a Motorhome or Caravan it’s closer to wild camping than it is a campsite!

When the weather does turn, it can be tricky to get in and out of the campsites. At several of the British Formula 1 Grand Prix races over the years, the car parks have been soaked through and it’s meant that getting out of the track has become incredibly challenging. They have now put protocols in place that shouldn’t mean the conditions ever reach that sort of level again, but with the charming English weather, you never know what is around the corner for the next event!