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Chester Racecourse

#12 of 91 things to do in Chester Features Animals
Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304600
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Great day out

Decided to try out a day at the races and we loved it, thoroughly enjoyable, and something... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian E
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Great atmosphere on race days

Have never been to a racecourse so it was so good that you could see the races from the street. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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” (55 reviews)
“race days” (31 reviews)
“horse racing” (28 reviews)
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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
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+44 1244 304600
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to try out a day at the races and we loved it, thoroughly enjoyable, and something different to do on a Saturday. Things the course could improve on are speed of service behind the bars, and range of drinks. Also they could do with...More

Thank Ian E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have never been to a racecourse so it was so good that you could see the races from the street. It was atmospheric and good for people watching

Thank bunnySouthport
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to chester races for a number of years and it has always been a good day out but in August I was not happy with the new change of rules When attending the course you are no longer able to take any...More

Thank lemx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed betting small sums of money on horses, as names of horses and the jockeys' uniforms appealed to me. Everyone was dressed smartly, and the crowds and buzz was incredible. Watching the horses race pass was also very thrilling. Overall, I would definitely recommend...More

Thank walkeremily2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a Lovely Racecourse to Visit and in a Lovelly setting . The main Problem is if Your in the Centre You cant really see the Horses . I would Suggest going on the outside about a Furlong from the Finish Line . Its...More

Thank Gordon W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1st time at a race meeting,loved every minute of it ,so glamarous,would definately go again.,Chester is an amazing place ,and there is something for everyone.

Thank Sandra W
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, glad to hear you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

15 tickets at the winning post for family celebration. Great ambience assisted by glorious weather. Good facilities and great staff

Thank Bawtryscot
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely views from a small course, the grandstand great if you can find a seat. Very popular for the young trendies to get dressed up and then have a great night in Chester which is just 200 yards away.

Thank robbiethetiger
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and friends visited here for a day at the races for a friends hen do over May bank holiday where they held a roman themed day. We had such a fab day!!!! We had tickets to the tatterstalls area where there is endless choices...More

1  Thank Stephen H
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sounds like you had a great day, we look forward to welcoming you here again next year.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great day out at the races. Good vibe and atmosphere. Queues a little long on entry and in bars...security was enhanced around the city which was reassuring. Won 3 races which added to the enjoyment!!

Thank Marc R
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So pleased to hear you enjoyed your day!

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gaz789
Can you go to the parade ring if you have county stand tickets
6 June 2017|
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Response from dac446 | Reviewed this property |
It's only the cheapest tickets that restrict you. We normally go for the Tattersall stands.
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Anthony H
What time is the 1st.race on the 10th of may.Tony.
8 May 2017|
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Response from Graham S |
1.50
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