Accommodation – 2018 British Grand Prix at Silverstone

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From trackside camping to five-star luxury, we’ve got the intel on the best places to stay near Silverstone for the 2018 British F1 Grand Prix on July 6-8.

Unsurprisingly a lot of accommodation in and around Silverstone gets booked up extremely quickly in advance of the British Grand Prix, so you need to move swiftly if you’ve decided to pay a visit next year. Accommodation in the nearest towns of Towcester and Buckingham fills up quickly, though there is more on offer in the larger nearby centers of Northampton and Milton Keynes. Some fans even stay in London or Birmingham, where you’ll find more options and better value, but with the drawback of a longer commute to and from the circuit.


Camping with your fellow fans next to the track is one of the most immersive and fun ways to enjoy a weekend at the British Grand Prix. The camping options at Silverstone are excellent these days, resembling more of a music festival pop up country pubs, late-night discos and food trucks aplenty. You can opt for a smart pre-erected tent or mobile home, or a simple pitch where you bring your own kit.

  • Silverstone Woodlands is the closest campground to the track. You can choose from “family” or “lively”zones, both of which have very good toilet and bathroom facilities  plus places to buy food and drink. Full weekend access (from Wednesday!) to the Woodlands campsite for the 2018 British Grand Prix is priced at £85 for adults and £25 for children. You’ll need to bring your own tent. It costs extra if you want to bring your vehicle or a motor home. Pre-erected tents are available here from Pillow, or you can ‘glamp’ with Hotel Bell Tent.
  • Whittlebury Park is another good campground near Silverstone that’s home to the F1 Racing Fan Village with events, special appearances and giveaways.


YHA Milton Keynes

  • Converted farmhouse in pretty surroundings
  • A bunk bed in single-sex dormitory costs £25 per night
  • Centrally located in Milton Keynes, 15 miles (24km) from Silverstone

Holiday Inn Express Milton Keynes

  • 13 miles (21km) from Silverstone
  • Close to M1 motorway
  • Double room from £150 per night including continental breakfast

Peartree Lodge Waterside

  • A well rated choice around 12 miles (20km) from Silverstone
  • Peaceful location just outside Milton Keynes
  • Double/twin room from £150 per night

Stay with F1 Experiences at the 2018 British Grand Prix

F1 Experiences offers tickets packages to the 2018 British Grand Prix priced from $699 USD. We recommend the Trophy package at $1469 USD, which includes a grandstand seat at Becketts plus exclusive extras such as a Drive the Track Tour, guided tour of the F1 Paddock and party in the Paddock Club with an F1 legend or current driver! You can also add a four-night stay at the Northampton Marriott Hotel to your package, including daily transfers to and from the circuit. 

Holiday Inn Northampton

  • 12 miles (20km) from Silverstone
  • Nice riverside setting, free onsite parking
  • Double room from £210 per night

Saracens Head

  • 400 year old inn in Towcester
  • Classic en-suite rooms with WiFi
  • Just five miles from the track
  • Double room from £230 GBP per night

Luton Hoo Hotel & Spa

  • Five star country house hotel with riverside views
  • 10 minutes drive from Luton airport and 1 hour on the M1 motorway from Silverstone
  • Deluxe double from £265 per night


There are both bus and train services from central London to Silverstone on Grand Prix weekend, so it is worth considering staying in the capital, which has a much better selection of accommodation. Megabus runs a daily service to Silverstone from London Victoria station which departs at 07:30, costing around £50 return; more details in Getting There & Around.


Where do you stay for the British Grand Prix? Leave a comment below.

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  1. john knight says:

    when is silverstone F1 next year

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