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Prescott Speed Hill Climb

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Address: Cheltenham GL52 9RD , England
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+44 1242 673136

Prescott Hill Climb, based just outside of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, is...

Prescott Hill Climb, based just outside of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, is home to one of the world's most prestigious motor racing venues. Set in 60 acres of glorious Cotswold countryside, the estate not only provides a beautiful setting for a range of classic car and bike weekends, but also hosts major motor racing championships.

The Bugatti Owners Club was established in 1929 for all motoring enthusiasts regardless of what type of vehicle you drive. The Club is based at Prescott and purchased the estate in 1937, converting the muddy, rutted drive into a speed hiil climb in time for the opening rally in April 1938.

The 1127 yard course rises over 200 feet via short straights, fast and slow corners and a breathtaking hairpin, with the fastest modern racing cars completing the course in an exciting 36 seconds.

The action can be viewed from strategic points along the course as well as from the restaurant terrace. Visitors and competitors alike can enjoy an exhilarating days racing plus vintage cavalcades up the Hill.

Whether you are a competitor, a car or bike enthusiast or someone who just likes a day out in beautiful surroundings Prescott is the place for you.

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A fun filled, action packed day!!!

This place is always busy but has a fantastic atmosphere of a garden party where everyone is friendly and cooperative/calm. It is similar to Castle Combe in that the pleasantness... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This place is always busy but has a fantastic atmosphere of a garden party where everyone is friendly and cooperative/calm. It is similar to Castle Combe in that the pleasantness and atmosphere draws you back every time. The Hillclimb is well organised by race officials and Marshals, all staff are very welcoming and do there best. There is also lots... More 

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

I recently had a day attending the Prescott Drivers School. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day, that gave me a good insight how challenging driving the hill at speed is.

Thank Lynn F
Cannock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

We went to the Vintage Car Club Hill Climb and had a really great day. Facilities at the site are very good.

Thank Andypoohs
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Sun was shining so we took our 1920 Silver Ghost to the V.S.C.C. meeting. We had no local traffic issues either arriving or departing the site Our car was parked close to the track alongside a wonderful diverse collection of cars and of course with many likeminded people with whom to talk.. There was plenty of room to set... More 

Thank Ashley C
Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Regular attendee at the VSCC hill climb and other events here and it always feels friendly and accessible. Great on a sunny day with easy views of track. I love walking the paddock area and getting close the cars. Continues to be upgraded and now has a great club house.

Thank Triumph5
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Went for the jaguar owners club day which was very interesting and good fun to watch. Club house sells good coffee and great beer. Whilst we were there found out about the Bugatti day so decided to visit again which was amazing! Also visited the Bugatti museum which is well worth a look. Thoroughly enjoyable days out

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

A fabulous weekend surrounded by beautiful vintage cars. A great location. Great facilities and everything you could possibly need over the day. Loved the atmosphere, and will definitely be coming back! Even the price won't stop us, £25 per day for an adult.

Thank Lisa H
Pewsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Although I have watched many different forms of motor sport in the past this was my first visit to a hill climb and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The meeting was a celebration of seventy years of the Cooper Car Company and having seen Jackie Stewart race a T72 formula 3 car at Goodwood in 1964 I was keen to see... More 

Thank Mike6172015
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Recently visited Prescott for our school leavers prom. Although the venue was fantastic it was let down by terrible management and rude staffing. The assistant manager told us (aggressively shouted) on a number of occasions to shutup and got into a number of arguments with various guests. They also refused to open windows which without Air-conditioning made the room very... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We go a few times a year, often when friends and family visit. It's a hidden gem in the Cotswolds: a hill climb race track where you can see so many different cars racing, from a Nissan Micra saloon to one of Ayrton Senna's old F1 cars, with vintage 3 wheel Bugattis and Veyrons on the way (it's the home... More 

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