Home of the British Grand Prix, British Grand Prix MotoGP, British Touring Car Championship and many other events.
The end of Second World War had left Britain with no major race track but an abundance of airfields. One of these surplus airfields was located outside the village of Silverstone and being roughly in the middle of England was seen as an ideal location, to bring back international motor racing to Britain.
By 1948 The Royal Automobile Club arranged a 1 year lease with the Air Ministry in the spirit of optimism and possibility that characterised the time. An ex-farmer, James Wilson Brown, was employed by the RAC and given just two months to turn the site from a wartime airfield and farm into a race track for the first RAC International Grand Prix.
Today you can discover all Silverstone Circuit has to offer by visiting the Silverstone Visitor and Tourist Information centre.
Situated at the main entrance to Silverstone, the Centre is the perfect place to stop off and find out what’s on not just at Silverstone but at attractions all over the region. Visitors can book tickets, find out about travel arrangements and accommodation, or just browse and have coffee.
Visitor Centre Opening Times
Monday to Friday – 9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday – 11am to 4pm
A World Heritage site reflecting the importance of both the house and the 2100 acre park. The Deddington Arms offers free tickets to Blenheim Palace with the Special Two Night Break Offer.
The Deddington Arms offers free tickets to Bletchley Park with the Special Two Night Break Offer. Distance 27 miles
Where you can immerse yourself in a thousand years of jaw-dropping history come rain or shine. The Deddington Arms offers free tickets to Warwick Castle with the Special Two Night Break Offer.
There is no better way to explore the sights of Oxford city than to join the open-topped Oxford Sightseeing Bus.
Heritage Motor Centre
The Heritage Motor Centre is home to the world’s largest collection of British Cars with nearly 300 cars in its collection. Stay two nights and get two free tickets for the Heritage Motor Centre