Races

Travel and accommodation

To help ease your event preparation we have collated a list of suitable accommodation in local areas to the races and also looked to recommend useful travel links.

Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon

Driving Directions to the Castle

From Dublin:
Follow the N6 for Galway. At Loughrea avoid the bypass signposted for Gort, but head straight on into the town. At the end of the town turn left at the Westbridge onto the N66 signposted for Gort. Entering Gort turn left at the T Junction onto the N18. After c. 2 miles there is a small road to the left. Take this and immediately in front of you are the Main Gates to Lough Cutra Castle.

From Shannon:
Take the N66 northbound for Ennis and Galway. After Ennis continue through Crusheen. After c. 5 miles there is a small car sales forecourt. Take the next right turn onto a small road (c. 0.75 miles) and the main entrance to Lough Cutra Castle is on your right.

Click here for directions from Shannon Airport to Lough Cutra.

Competitor special deal - StenaLine Ferries

We are very pleased to confirm a 15% online booking discount for those wishing to travel with StenaLine to the event.  Please click here and then enter your:
 
First name,
 Surname,
 Event Code: YM531
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Customers will have the option of booking our Economy, Flexi or Premium motorist fares (terms and conditions vary for each) and the prices shown will include the agreed discount. Bookings can also be made by calling 08445 764 764 and quoting ‘Castle Triathlon YM531’ (£10 service fee applies by phone). If you are traveling by van up to 6m long (that will not be used for commercial purposes), please select the ‘Motorhome/Minibus up to 6m long’ vehicle type.

The discount is available for travel on all Stena Line Irish Sea Routes:

  • 
Holyhead – Dublin
  • Holyhead – Dun Laoghaire
  • Fishguard – Rosslare
  • Cairnryan – Belfast
  • Liverpool – Belfast
Access to the Castle, Gardens and Parking

Access to the Estate grounds is free for spectators. The Castle is a private residence but the stunning gardens will be open to the public. There will be parking within the Estate grounds. There is no charge to park however a donation towards our local charity will be much appreciated.

Please follow the race day parking signs for “Triathlon Car Park” via a service road to access the estate.  The main drive will be used for the cycle route section of the race.

Currency Deals

For those of you travelling abroad, we have partnered with City Forex to offer you the best foreign exchange rates.

Click here for more information and to place orders in advance of your tri break.

Camping

Camping is available at a picturesque spot in the castle grounds.

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Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon

Driving Directions to the Castle

Cholmondeley Castle is located off the A49 Whitchurch/Tarporley Road, between Warrington and Whitchurch.  The entrance to the gardens is off the A49 at the Cholmondeley Arms Pub crossroads postcode SY14 8HN.

Railway stations:  Chester, Crewe and Whitchurch.

Click here to see a detailed map of directions to Cholmondeley Castle.

Access to the Castle, Gardens and Parking

Access to the Estate grounds is free for spectators. The Castle is a private residence but the famous Gardens will be be open to the public with admission prices £5 adults and £2 children.  The estate will be marked where spectators can watch and position themselves around the course.

There will be parking within the Estate grounds. There is no charge to park however a donation towards our local charity will be much appreciated.

Camping

Camping is available at a picturesque spot in the castle grounds.

The Bastion at Hever Castle

Accommodation

We have the unique privilege to offer you the opportunity to book luxury 5 star accommodation in The Astor Wing of Hever Castle. Staying at Hever Castle would allow you to roll out of bed with a two minute walk to swim start.

Click here for more details.

Directions to Hever Castle

Hever Castle is situated three miles South East of Edenbridge off the B2026 between Sevenoaks and East Grinstead in the village of Hever.  Situated 30 miles from London in West Kent, exit the M25 at junctions 5 or 6 and follow the Brown tourist signs.  Also well signed from the Hildenborough exit of the A21.

Click here for Hever Castle location and directions.

Access to the Castle, Gardens and Parking

Please follow the yellow AA style signs that will direct you to the Triathlon Car Park.  This will be in a field called Big Front which is part of the Hever estate and just to the north of the main entrance on the other side of the river Eden.

Please note that it is a five to ten-minute walk from the car park to registration. The same parking is available for competitors and spectators.

There is also the opportunity to camp with glorious views of the Castle itself as you reside on the otherwise of the moat.

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Castle Howard Triathlon

Directions to Castle Howard

Castle Howard is located just 15 miles north east of York, just off the A64 in the direction of Malton and Scarborough.  From the North: From the A1 take the A61 to Thirsk then the A170 to Helmsley. Before Helmsley turn right onto the B1257 and follow the brown signs.  From the South: Take the A1M to Junction 45 and follow the A64 east to York. Continue past York and eventually you will pick up the brown signs for Castle Howard.

Click here to view a detailed map of directions to Castle Howard
(Post Code for your Sat Nav: YO60 7DD)

Access to the Castle, Gardens and Parking

Spectators will pay a nominal fee for car parking and entry in to the grounds: adults – £5, children aged between 5 – 15 years old – £3 (40% adult discount, 50% child discount on normal castle grounds entrance costs). The estate will be marked where spectators can watch and position themselves around the course.

All competitors are free and children taking part in the 8-15yrs races can bring in 1 adult per competing child for free.  All money collected on the day is being used to help improve the estate for the benefit of the triathlons next year and for future years.  It is advisable to bring cash to the event. An additional payment will need to be purchased to gain access to the Castle itself.

There will be parking within the Estate grounds (a field called ‘The Dairies’ and will be signposted from the main entrance). There is no charge to park however a donation towards our local charity would be much appreciated.

Camping

Camping is located in the Castle Howard Lakeside Holiday Park, approximately 15 miles north east of York, just off the A64. Post Code for sat nav YO60 7DD.

From the North: From the A1 take the A61 to Thirsk then the A170 to Helmsley. Before Helmsley turn right onto the B1257 and follow the brown signs.  If you are towing a caravan please follow the signs for the route to avoid Sutton Bank – these are clearly marked. From the South: Take the A1M to Junction 45 and follow the A64 east to York. Continue past York and eventually you will pick up the brown signs for Castle Howard.  Please be aware of height restrictions at the Gate House. If your vehicle is over H 3.43m x W 2.60m please access Castle Howard via Malton and Coneysthorpe. A brown sign will direct you from Malton town centre along Castle Howard Drive.

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Château de Chantilly Triathlon

Directions to the Château de Chantilly

By Car:
Chantilly is less than one hour from Paris and 2 1/2hours from Calais Eurotunnel.

Autoroute du Nord (A1): From Paris to Calais: Chantilly exit.

From Lille: Survilliers exit or take the RN 16 or RN 17.

By train:
Paris-Chantilly: From the Gare du Nord (27 minutes). Train timetables are available through:www.sncf.com

From Chantilly Station to the Château: Taxi from the station (cost: about 6 €). Cariane coach for Senlis (free in Chantilly): departure from the bus station.  Alternatively walking to the Château from the station should take about 35 minutes.

Competitor special deal - Dolce Chantilly Hotel

At only 2 minutes from the Château itself, and in the very heart of the forest, Dolce Chantilly Hotel can accommodate you in one of its 200 bedrooms and suites.

2015 special offer coming soon – please book via this link – Dolce Chantilly Hotel.

Currency deals

For those of you traveling abroad, we have partnered with City Forex to offer you the best foreign exchange rates.

Click here for more information and to place orders in advance of your tri break.

Camping

There are campsites available locally including Campix in St Leu d’Esserent where previous participants have stayed.

Click the below links for other useful information.

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Hever Castle Triathlon

Directions to Hever Castle

Hever Castle is situated three miles South East of Edenbridge off the B2026 between Sevenoaks and East Grinstead in the village of Hever.  Situated 30 miles from London in West Kent, exit the M25 at junctions 5 or 6 and follow the Brown tourist signs.  Also well signed from the Hildenborough exit of the A21.

Click here for Hever Castle location and directions.

Access to the Castle, Gardens and Parking

There is plenty of entertainment for spectators coming along to Hever Castle to support their family and friends. Together with plenty of cheering they can enjoy live music, rides, climbing walls, children’s inflatables, archery and discounted entry in to the stunning castle grounds.

Spectators will pay a nominal fee for car parking and entry in to the grounds: adults – £7.50, children aged between 5 – 15 years old – £3 (60% discount on normal castle entrance costs). All money collected on the day is being used to help improve the estate for the benefit of the triathlons next year.

It is advisable to bring cash to the event. An additional supplement will need to be purchased to gain access to the Castle itself.

Camping

Camping is available at a picturesque spot in the castle grounds.

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Camping

The Castle Triathlon Series is offering camping at all UK and Irish castles. If you are a camper with a tent or have a Campervan or Caravan take this fantastic opportunity to stay within the spectacular grounds of the Castle at which you are competing.

There will be toilet and showering facilities available at all sites.

There will be no electric hook-up or human waste disposal for caravans or camper vans on the site. 
Prices for camping at the Castles are as follows:

  • Tent (2 people) – between £16.00 to £22.00 per night (depending on the castle)
  • Extra Person – between £6.00 to £8.00 per night (depending on the castle)
  • No charge for under 5’s
Race distances

Race distances

For the absolute beginners and children to the professional triathletes, the Castle Triathlon Series offers a wealth of race distances to suit all levels.

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Location

Hosted at a selection of stunning and iconic castles across the UK, Ireland and France, the Castle Triathlon Series events all promise an inspirational and memorable race experience.

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Take part

We pride ourselves on offering a bespoke and tailored offering for all those wishing to take part and grateful for all those who want to be involved on the day.

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Training

We would always recommend training in preparation for any event, but how much you do, and the style you take is down to you.

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