Porthkerry House – Oulton Park Accommodation and History
Porthkerry House Bed and Breakfast is fortunate to be within walking distance of the great Oulton Park Racing Circuit. Oulton Park has strict racing times as to not disturb the local residents and means our guest can have the lie-in should they wish!
Little Budworth is a great place for accommodation when visiting Oulton Park of course, with Porthkerry House being the nearest bed and breakfast. Oulton park is accessible from Porthkerry House Bed and Breakfast by walking or, obviously, car and more – with the walk along a main road form the village to the main gates of the circuit itself.
We do recommend booking in advance for your visit to Oulton Park as the events are extremely popular and accommodation can be booked up quite quickly.
You can take a look at the event dates at Oulton Park using the following link – http://www.oultonpark.co.uk/calendar.aspx
We know that you may want an early start so we can always provide you with a breakfast sandwich to take-away if you prefer to not have the sit-down breakfast – just let us know in advance! Oulton Park, of course, has its own facilities too.
You can see where Porthkerry House B & B is in relation to Oulton Park Circuit on the map below.
A brief history of Oulton Park Racing Circuit – Little Budworth, Tarporley, Cheshire.
Oulton park racing circuit had its first race in August 1953, when both car (Formula 3) and motorcycles were present – with the motorcycles being more prominent. Previously to Oulton Park becoming the renowned racing circuit it is today, there was, of course, Oulton Hall which was sadly destroyed by fire in 1715. The ancestral home of the Egerton family for over 500 centuries, was replaced by a new buildings over the years which was also destroyed by fire in 1926 and led to the unfortunate deaths of 6 people.
During World War II, the land was used by the military, including General Patton, for training exercises, such as for the Normandy Landings. Afterwards it was returned to the Egerton family. Leased to the Mid-Cheshire Motor Club by the Egertons, Oulton Park started to develop its reputation amongst the likes of Silverstone and Snetterton, hosting major events and attracting crowds and racers from around the world. Of course, there is much more to the story of Oulton Park too which you can find out more about on visiting their amazing racing circuit!
For your Oulton Park Accommodation, we look forward to welcoming you to Porthkerry House Bed and Breakfast.