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Chester Racecourse

#12 of 95 things to do in Chester Features Animals
Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304600
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Didn't go on a race day but an impressive view of the race course

My partner and i walked past the racecourse whilst walking the Chester city wall's. Even though it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Scottish21
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Uplifting and expansive

We visited here when walking the Chester Wall. We were delighted when we found a place to walk... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Travelartgolf
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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Chester is the oldest racecourse in the UK and possibly the world, the first recorded race was held on February 9th 1539. We have 15 race days a year and host numerous other events throughout the year. The company is responsible for two racecourses and all catering and conference facilities at Bangor on Dee and Chester, along with an on course hotel - the Holiday Inn Express, restaurants 1539 and The White Horse on site and Commonhall Social in the city of Chester. The company also provide external catering services for third party events.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“county stand” (57 reviews)
“race days” (32 reviews)
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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
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+44 1244 304600
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My partner and i walked past the racecourse whilst walking the Chester city wall's. Even though it wasn't a race day the view of the race course is very impressive.

Thank Scottish21
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited here when walking the Chester Wall. We were delighted when we found a place to walk inside and enjoy walking very near this expansive green track. From this viewpoint we could easily imagine the races 🐎 and the crowds cheering. There is a...More

Thank Travelartgolf
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited with a group of 16+ friends, apart from a little waiting to enter and the lack of mobile reception, an extremely enjoyable day out!

Thank Robin T
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you here again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent facilities, easy to access toilets/bars/food and Tattersalls enclosure is ideal for those with smaller budget but still able to see and do everything you need to for a great day at the races.

Thank Erika B
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review, we hope you enjoyed the Hen!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant. We paid for Tattersalls. Although the Dee stand offers better views. The advantage of Tattersalls is you can go to the winners enclosure and parade ring. Just a brilliant racecourse.

Thank Darren Y
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So lovely to read your review, thank you.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a good day to go to (when the weather plays ball!) Not too long a queue. Reasonable price. Clean toilets & plenty. Lots for the family to do. Food & drink too. Would be better if you could walk on with your own alcohol...More

Thank AnneMarie775
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you here again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely course. Best race course that I have been to. Nice clean facilities, clean and green setting. Was in county long room but sat in the centre. View/next to the paddock and finish line. Will be going again as friendly atmosphere which was relaxed.

Thank diggertip
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, we look forward to welcoming you here again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just love coming to races as it chance to get dressed up and spend time with my other half , its was fab day as we had lots of winners and chance to drink some champagne fab day love it :-) and it stayed dry...More

Thank rockchick242015
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are pleased to hear the weather was kind! See you here again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic racecourse, best I've been to. Staff very friendly. We had the best seats, right opposite the winning post

Thank Pamela L
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review, a pleaseure to read.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favourite racecourse; just in the basic enclosure. Lots of nice places to get drinks and eats from and never too busy. Would have liked to have won a bit more though!!!!

Thank Jilllian
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review - let's hope for some winners next time.

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Leigh W
24 July 2017|
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Response from Neil C | Reviewed this property |
Greig got it spot on - obviously Grandstand area by winning line is very popular for viewing the racing but the tunnel at the winning line leads over to the centre of the track - very buzzy loads of food and drink outlets... More
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Nathan R
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Response from walter_kemp | Reviewed this property |
£4.50 a pint
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Kayleigh T
7 July 2017|
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Response from GreigB28 | Reviewed this property |
Beer and cider around £5 a pint for plastic tumblers and wine roughly the same.
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