Where to stay
Silverstone Circuit is ideally situated near to several towns and cities, which means that hotel options are extensive, though they should be booked well in advance of the Grand Prix to avoid disappointment. In addition to options in nearby Towcester, Northampton and Milton Keynes, there are plenty of local hotels and B&Bs to choose from, including Holiday Inn, Travelodge and more. There’s also onsite camping available at Silverstone itself, as well as many nearby campsites. Silverstone Woodlands is the official campsite, with plenty of top quality facilities including toilets and shower blocks, as well as bars, food, and evening entertainment. You can reserve your spot on the Silverstone Woodlands website. There are also other local campsites set up to support race days and the Grand Prix at Silverstone, including Silverstone Camping at Litchlake Farm.
MotoGP at Silverstone
The 2017 MotoGP British Grand Prix takes place on the bank holiday weekend of 25th to 27th of August. Of course, the race itself isn’t the only attraction at the event, with all manner of other attractions, including exhibitions, stalls and even a giant funfair to keep everyone entertained.
Silverstone racetrack is an internationally renowned circuit, hosting some of the most popular racing events, as well as concerts and other events. It was chosen as a racetrack after the Second World War, having started as an airfield but was left unused when the war finished.
In 1948 it hosted the first event in the RAC International Grand Prix, with an audience of 100,000 people. Also, King George VI’s appearance at the European Grand Prix in Silverstone in 1950 made it the only British motor event attended by a reigning monarch.
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