How to finish off a fantastic year? Well, Ascot racecourse is always a special venue, whether it be the Royal week or just a fine, crisp, sunny November meeting.
This one had the Christmas market and the atmosphere was heading towards the party season. The racing is always decent quality and thrill of a jumps meeting adds to the excitement. With its imposing new stand and views over the heath, it’s a must see visit for all true horse racing fans. I even managed the odd winner!
There is always plenty to look at round Ascot anyway, the car parking (bar the Royal meeting) is fairly good, but be warned the High Street gets really busy on leaving so do expect delays – it’s best to hang around if that’s the case. Sample the bars – it all adds to the unique experience of Ascot.
So what a year I’ve had! Starting from London to Edinburgh, F1 or FA Cup, relaxed Guernsey to double fun on the south coast or just the odd horse racing meeting! 12 absolutely brilliant experiences, to get up and go to this year, even more that they also took in some of the best of Best Western hotels. Nearly forgot, if you want a hotel for Ascot, then check out the BEST WESTERN Reading Moat House Hotel – it’s only 5 minutes away!
So thank you Best Western, a great prize for a great year!
Gary Palmer - Year of Get Up and Go blogging panel