Visit Silverstone | Complete Travel Guide

Located in the heart of the UK, Silverstone, home of British Motor Racing is easy to reach by road and public transport. Widely acclaimed for hosting electrifying Formula 1 world championship motor racing events, Silverstone provides an exhilarating experience for both corporate engagements and family outings. 

Whether you intend to organise a trip to Silverstone to witness one of its myriad sporting events such as the British Grand Prix or simply seek recommendations, we have you fully covered! Our comprehensive travel guide encompasses everything from discovering prime dining and drinking establishments to comfortable accommodations, and exciting activities in the vicinity of Silverstone. 

Planning Your Visit to Silverstone 

When preparing for your upcoming visit to the Silverstone Formula 1 Grand Prix, there are numerous factors worth taking into account. To optimize your experience, we invite you to explore our suggestions regarding the finest dining establishments, drinking spots, and accommodations. By doing so, you’ll be well-prepared to immerse yourself fully in the grandeur of the Grand Prix.

Where is Silverstone?

Situated in the picturesque county of Northamptonshire, in the East Midlands region of the UK, lies the renowned Silverstone race track. Just a mere 12 miles away from the vibrant Northampton City Centre and a convenient 55-mile journey from central London, this iconic circuit offers excellent accessibility. Multiple transport routes connect Silverstone to nearby towns such as Banbury, Milton Keynes, and Northampton, ensuring easy commuting for visitors. 

Moreover, the circuit provides the added convenience of free parking, making it an ideal choice for those planning weekend getaways. With a plethora of hotels, restaurants, and attractions in close proximity, Silverstone Circuit offers a delightful experience for all.

Where to Stay Near Silverstone

Bedroom at Sedgebrook Hall

Rest assured that you will discover the ideal accommodation to suit your preferences when visiting Silverstone. A wide range of options awaits, catering to diverse needs and desires. Whether you seek the adventurous experience of camping sites, the indulgence of luxury hotels, or the serene ambience of countryside retreats like Sedgebrook Hall Hotel where you will find the perfect setting for romantic weekends, family getaways, or productive business trips.

19.2 miles from Silverstone Circuit, Sedgebrook Hall is one of many hotels offering a comfortable night’s stay easily accessible for events such as Formula 1® British Grand Prix and British Grand Prix MotoGP. Offering a bed and breakfast stay as well as tasteful catering options and event spaces, you can be sure to make the most out of your visit.

Places to Eat Near Silverstone

Dining at Sedgebrook Hall

Embrace the captivating beauty of the Northamptonshire countryside and embark on a culinary adventure as you discover the charming restaurants, gastro pubs, and cafes nestled in and around the Circuit. Silverstone itself boasts convenient onsite catering facilities, while also being ideally situated within a short drive or walking distance to numerous dining establishments in Northampton. 

Notably, venues like Sedgebrook Hall exemplify modern elegance, offering a stylish dining experience tailored to accommodate diverse culinary preferences. Prepare to indulge your taste buds and savour the finest flavours during your time at Silverstone.

  • The Fox & Hounds, Towcester
  • Segebrook Hall, Northampton 
  • Barley Mow, Towcester
  • The White Horse, Towcester

Things To Do Near Silverstone

Looking for things to do in Silverstone? While the Silverstone Circuit provides a multitude of activities for individuals of all ages, you might find yourself eager to venture beyond its boundaries and explore the surrounding area.  The local vicinity offers an abundance of family-friendly tourist attractions and a wide array of dining and drinking establishments to satisfy your palate. 

Immerse yourself in the diverse experiences available, ranging from captivating museums, zoos, and wildlife parks, to leisure centres and soft play areas, among other delightful options. Prepare for a journey filled with adventure, discovery, and endless possibilities near the Circuit.

If you would like to venture beyond the immediate vicinity, we invite you to explore our extensive range of activities in Northampton on our “Things to Do” page.

Our Top Tips Before Visiting Silverstone

No matter the purpose of your visit to the Circuit, be it for the prestigious British Grand Prix, exhilarating MotoGP races, engaging business events, or thrilling driving experiences, you are guaranteed to encounter an abundance of captivating experiences both within Silverstone and its surrounding areas. To ensure a seamless and enjoyable visit, here are a few practical tips worth considering as you plan your trip:

General Admission – If you’re looking for an affordable way to experience the Grand Prix, consider opting for general admission tickets. 

Upgrade to a hospitality package – Although this is an added expense, hospitality packages are a fantastic way of enhancing your experience at the Circuit.

Pre-book your accommodation – Make sure to pre-book your accommodation! Many places to stay in and around Silverstone get booked up super early, so to save disappointment you will want to book your accommodation as soon as possible. 

Pack practical clothing – This English weather can be extremely hit-and-miss, so make sure to pack for all types of weather.

Pre-book a car parking space – Make sure to pre-book your car parking space to avoid an expensive fine!

Visit the Silverstone Museum The Silverstone Museum showcases the rich history and heritage of British motorsport. It allows visitors to delve into the fascinating world of racing and learn about iconic moments, legendary drivers, and the evolution of motorsport over the years.

Stay with Us – Local Hotel Near Silverstone 

Sedgebrook Hall Meeting and Event Venue in Northamptonshire

Located a mere 30-minute drive from Silverstone, Sedgebrook Hall presents an ideal destination for indulging in delectable dining, refreshing beverages, and comfortable accommodations following a bustling day at the Circuit. Our inviting hotel, situated in Northampton, boasts a diverse selection of cosy rooms, perfectly suited for rejuvenating weekend getaways. 

Experience culinary delights in our bar & restaurant, take advantage of our leisure facilities, and explore our versatile corporate event spaces. At Sedgebrook Hall, we strive to provide a memorable experience that combines relaxation, gastronomy, and convenience.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting English countryside as you discover the splendor of 13 acres of picturesque gardens. During your visit, you’ll have ample opportunities to embrace the natural beauty and tranquillity of the surroundings. Explore a myriad of walking routes that unveil breathtaking views, uncover charming country pubs where you can unwind and savour local flavours, and indulge in a wide range of activities that capture the essence of the region. 

From Northampton and beyond, the captivating countryside invites you to create cherished memories and relish the wonders of nature.

To find out more information regarding our hotel based near Silverstone, contact us today. Alternatively, book a comfortable night’s stay here.

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