Accommodation – 2017 British Grand Prix

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From trackside camping to five-star luxury hotels, we’ve chosen the best places to stay near Silverstone for the 2017 British F1 Grand Prix on July 14-16.

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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 Silverstone a visit in 2017. Accommodation in the nearby towns of Towcester and Buckingham fills up quickly, though there is more on offer in the larger nearby centers of Northampton and Milton Keynes. If you opt to stay in London or Birmingham you’ll find a broader range of options available and better value, as prices for accommodation near Silverstone are uniformly high on Grand Prix weekend weekend.

Silverstone Camping

One of the most immersive and fun ways to enjoy a weekend at the British Grand Prix is to camp with the hard core fans next to the track.  The camping options at Silverstone are excellent these days, and 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 to the track, along with nearby Litchlake Farm, and both are known for being party destinations with great options for hot food and drinks as well as very good facilities like proper bathrooms and showers. These campsites feel like their own mini-festivals, in fact, with pop up country pubs, late-night discos and fish and chip vans aplenty. There are also sites that cater to families and more mature visitors, many of which occupy peaceful and stunning spots in the county.

  • Access to the official Woodlands campsite for the 2017 Grand Prix weekend is priced at £79 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, and ‘glamping’ is also on offer.
  • Whittlebury Park is another good option. It has pre-erected camping from IntentsGP with prices from approximately £90 per night for a 2-person budget tent.  It is also home to the F1 Racing Fan Village with lots of events and giveaways.
  • Learn more in our 2016 European F1 Camping Guide

Snoozebox Silverstone Hotel

The Snoozebox is a unique ‘pop-up’ or portable hotel next to the circuit. You certainly won’t find accommodation closer to the track! The converted containers are surprisingly comfortable, clean and well-kitted out, though you will pay close to £250 per night on Grand Prix weekend for a double/twin room. 2017 details are not yet available.

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
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Holiday Inn Express Milton Keynes

  • 13 miles (21km) from Silverstone
  • Close to M1 motorway
  • Double room from £150 per night including continental breakfast
  • Compare & reserve on Booking.com

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
  • Compare & reserve on Booking.com

Holiday Inn Northampton

  • 12 miles (20km) from Silverstone
  • Nice riverside setting, free onsite parking
  • Double room from £210 per night
  • Compare & reserve on Booking.com

Saracens Head, Towcester

  • 400 year old inn with bags of character
  • Classic en-suite rooms with WiFi
  • Just five miles from the track
  • Double room from £230 GBP per night
  • Compare and reserve on Booking.com

Luton Hoo Hotel and Spa

  • Five star country house hotel
  • Landscape gardens and riverside views
  • 10 minutes drive from Luton airport and 1 hour on the M1 motorway from Silverstone
  • Deluxe double from £265 per night
  • Compare and reserve on Booking.com

London Accommodation

There are both bus and train services which will get you 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 and cost £49 return in 2016; more details in Getting Around.

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

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Andrew Balfour is the Founder and Editor of F1Destinations.com. He originally hails from Adelaide, where he went to his first F1 race way back in 1987. He's been resident in Europe for almost 15 years and travels regularly to F1 races around the world.

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  1. john knight says:

    when is silverstone F1 next year

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