What to do when you are visiting Silverstone, whether you are camping or not!

There’s no event on at Silverstone, but you still want to visit – what can you do?

If you fancy a cup of tea in the warmth, the Silverstone Welcome Centre Cafe is the perfect place to stop off. Find out what is on at Silverstone, book event tickets, or even browse their official Silverstone merchandise. Remember that if you camp at Silverstone at Dadford Road, you are only a mile from the main entrance where the cafe is located. If the weather is nice, why not walk? If not, it is just a quick drive down the road. Just remember, parking at Silverstone is busy on event days.

If you are looking for something a bit more exciting than relaxing with a cup of tea, you can take a tour around Silverstone circuit and experience a behind the scenes view of the track. You can purchase your tickets at the Welcome Centre. The Silverstone Tour is a two hour guided trip and during the time, you get to visit the Drive Silverstone workshop as well as the Race Control centre. And if you are hoping for that perfect picture to post on instagram, you will definitely get your chance. Besides multiple photo opportunities around the circuit, you will even get to go to the F1® podium. Now that, is the picture to have! You standing on the top step of the winners podium at the world-famous Silverstone circuit.


Spring 2019 sees a brand new visitor attraction is opening at thecircuit. The Silverstone Experience is opening in the Wellington Bomber hangar that is located at the entrance to the circuit. Their website describes the attraction as “state of the art interactive displays, compelling stories, iconic cars and motorcycles – let us take you on a journey through the past, present and future of Silverstone and British motor racing.  At the end of your visit experience the thrill of speeding around Silverstone alongside your racing heroes in a dramatic, immersive show ‘The ultimate lap of Silverstone’ with commentary by Murray Walker.” Wow! That sounds like something not to miss. It does look like this will be a popular attraction, so book your dates and times early online so you do not miss out.

You can also take a walk round Silverstone Village, yes there is a village near the circuit, where around 2000 people call home! You’ll find the White Horse Pub in the village centre – where you can enjoy a bite to eat and beer. Opposite you will find Crofts Stores, a fantastic family owned and run business that stocks pretty much everything! They know lots of people come camping at Silverstone, so if you are staying at Dadford Road Campsite and Parking then this is your first port of call if you have forgotten something.

We think staying at campsites in Silverstone is the best way to be close to the action. Here at Dadford Road Silverstone camping, you can relax in the stunning open countryside while having the option to walk or drive just down the road to the circuit entrance. We are a family run site with all the facilities you need and look forward to welcoming you soon!

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