Steeped in history for over 200 years, Cheltenham racecourse is one of the iconic sporting venues in England and the horse racing world. Jockey’s, trainers and Grade 1 horses will often train for months and be saved to compete at Cheltenham, especially at the Cheltenham festival in March.

The famous Cheltenham Gold Cup takes place on the final day of the festival, which has been running since the 1820’s and attracted crowds of up to 30,000 all those years ago. There are an unrivalled selection of Grade 1 races during the 4 day festival, including the Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase, Supreme Novices Hurdle to name just a few.

Our ICON facility at Cheltenham provides our guests with a perfect balcony view of the final action, as the horses power down the hill and back up again to the finishing post.

2025 Cheltenham Festival – Day 1
Tuesday 11 March 2025
2025 Cheltenham Festival – Day 2
Wednesday 12 March 2025
2025 Cheltenham Festival – Day 3
Thursday 13 March 2025
2025 Cheltenham Festival – Day 4
Friday 14 March 2025
No event found!

Brilliant Balcony View

At ICON, you’ll have some of the best views at Cheltenham racecourse, perfect to see all the action unfold at the Cheltenham Festival.

Our fantastic facility includes a stunning balcony so you can take your glass of Champagne and watch global races such as the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Chase and Stayers Hurdle.

Cheer on your favourite, listen to our tipsters and celebrate a winner in style on the ICON balcony.

Meet our ICONs

There’s always a real buzz during the Cheltenham festival and at ICON, you’ll have the chance to meet some famous faces throughout your days hospitality.

With world renowned jockeys, trainers and avid horse racing fans in attendance, make sure you grab a photo and take the opportunity to talk about the days racing schedule and hopefully pick up a winner.

There’s always recognisable faces at our ICON events and Cheltenham is no different.

“Our guests couldn't be happier”

“A big thank you to Engage for making us feel extremely welcome and catered for our party, especially a variety of dietary requirements. We loved going on the balcony and watching the races, although we would have liked a couple of winners. We should have listened to your tipsters! Thanks again for a great day.”

Travel Information

Download map here

Public Transport

Cheltenham Spa Station is situated approximately 4 miles from the racecourse. A shuttle bus (£5 return) and taxis are available.


Cheltenham racecourse advise the following:From the North (M5 Junction 9) – Exit M5 at junction 9 and continue to the racecourse via the Evesham Road (A435). As you approach the racecourse turn left into Southam Lane and enter Car Park at entrance 10 (North Car Park), for Green Car Park Labels. From the South (A40 Gloucester, M5 Junction 11) – Exit M5 at junction 11 and continue to racecourse via the A40 & A4013 (Princess Elizabeth Way). Follow signs for “Green Route” as you approach the racecourse.

Dress Code

The advised dress code for ladies is smart day wear, hats optional and
gentlemen are asked to wear a jacket & tie or suit.