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Chester Racecourse

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Address: The Racecourse, Chester CH1 2LY, England
Phone Number: +44 1244 304600
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Chester is the oldest racecourse in the UK and possibly the world, the...

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 and restaurant at the Chester site.

The company also provide external catering services for third party events.

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Not for the races for a dog walk

Such a great space and it's amazing that they leave it open to the public including dogs to use. The towering houses on the one side make a great back drop. Our dog tired himself... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sandy S
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such a great space and it's amazing that they leave it open to the public including dogs to use. The towering houses on the one side make a great back drop. Our dog tired himself out racing along the tracks. This not entirely closed off so be aware of that if your dog isn't great at recall. We had a... More 

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Thank Sandy S
Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are not big horse fans, but race days are great fun and atmosphere. It really good after the races a short walk and you are into the town for dinner and drinks. Well worth a visit and a wonderful day out. We go at least once a year now.

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Thank Andy and Sara H
Chester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Haydock Park 2 / 3 weeks before our visit to Chester and were impressed by the facilities there that we were eagerly looking forward to our visit with friends who had come all the way from Portsmouth to visit us. I was so thoroughly disgusted by our visit to Chester races - the facilities were so poor for... More 

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Thank Gaynor H
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The perfect excuse to dress up to the nines & have a cheeky bet. Great facilities, but take an umbrella!

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Thank Amy088
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone should visit the races at least once in a lifetime, it's an experience. Whether betting on a horse, meeting friends it's an enjoyable day out

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Thank Jucylucy2016
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were taken here by one of our suppliers who is a shareholder. Great food, access to all areas. Service was second to none and a great evening was had by all.

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Thank Claire C
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great lads day out, drinks in town before and after. Beers, betting and horses at a top racecourse, and the sun was out to.

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Thank Rob D
North Wales, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Not often one has the opportunity to dress up these days but a visit to Chester Races is most definitely one of them. Wonderful day out with plenty of places to eat drink and lose one's shirt or celebrate with bubbly ! Girls do not even think about wearing 5 or 6 inch heels you'll regret it ! Instead find... More 

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Thank BambiAllen
Manchester
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Well worth a visit on horseracing day, loads of decent pubs and restaurants, racecourse on the edge of town and caters for all needs.

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Thank ManchesterMoules
Wirral, United Kingdom
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498 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Had a good night here , all inclusive christmas party, place was a little crowded, drinks were better than last time i went,food was good, service o k , the after meal band and drinks were good, well worth a visit

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