Setting for Royal Ascot 2014
England's most famous racecourse, Ascot lies just six miles from Windsor Castle. The Royals have always been partial to horse racing, and with a world-class racecourse on their prestigious doorstep, a regal presence was inevitable. Whether you fully support the Royals or believe them to be an anachronistic institution that scant deserves an upper case R, let alone millions in subsidies, why, that's immaterial; there's always the racing to distract you. The Berkshire village of Ascot is famous for horse racing and nothing more, but that's to be expected; when the country's most illustrious race takes place on your turf, there's scant opportunity for promoting all the other things that make your village great. Ascot and horse racing; horse racing and Ascot. Inseparable and indistinguishable.