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Ripon Race Course

Boroughbridge Road, Ripon, England
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Ripon
Type: Horse Tracks
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English first
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96 reviews 96 reviews
52 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Visited here last year and will probably return this year, course is nice with everything close together so not to much walking. Most so the course looks great with some areas that need improving, look tired with age. The exit from the car park is slow and needs looking at.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I have visited a lot of tracks but few top Ripon on a summers evening. We regularly make a 200 mile round trip for the evening racing and it is well worth it. Very picturesque and great value for money. They have a brass band playing and a real fish and chip shop. Quite an old school vibe about the... More

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RiponRaces, Marketing Executive at Ripon Race Course, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review and it's lovely to hear you enjoy your evening's racing with us. The refurbished bars that you refer to offer three different outside terraced areas where racegoers can enjoy their drinks and watch the racing at the same time. These three bars are The Jim Joel Bar & Theakston Terrace Bar in the Paddock... More

accrington lancashire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This venue provides real value for money when it comes to a quality day out.You have a vast choice of packages to suit any pocket.Take the family onto the centre of the course with a picnic for just £18 that is cheeper than the cinema.That is for the car and 4 yes 4 passengers. Go into the paddock and enjoy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

A great day for all the family, Its always a fun atmosphere. The title of garden racecourse of the north is a perfect description, there are plenty of places to eat and drink and there are days when there is plenty to keep the children entertained.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I have been an annual member at Ripon on and off since the early 1980s, and last season was the best ever. There has obviously been a lot of money spent improving and upgrading the facilities, which makes race days a more enjoyable experience than it was in the 1980s. However, although it is a vast improvement, the annual members'... More

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

i could be biased as i won this but staff were great the food was spot on the entertainment was top drawer,although i didnt take my kids there was clowns and other stuff to keep the kids occupied,drink prices werent astronomical and as i was in a box i could see the full length of the racecourse,lads day out,hen party,family... More

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West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We had a beautiful sunny day at the races here - and 3 winners, so its definately a lucky course for us. Lovely course with beautiful flowers all around and plenty of places to eat and drink, its very compact too and cheaper than some courses so would recommend it here as it is beautiful.

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Visited the course in Sept with party of 24 for our annual race trip to Yorkshire Racecourses.Although this is a very picturesque course we didn't find it as open and carefree as some of the others we've visited.Its quite difficult to see the horses actually racing until they come down the final 2 furlongs and flash by the winning post.There... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We have visited Ripon racecourse many times as it is beautiful and kept lovely and clean. However, on this occasion I did feel that the staffing levels needed looking at. The time it was taking to get served at the bar was a bit annoying especially when there clearly was not enough staff on. What we also found a little... More

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Lovely course enjoyable day liked the bar that over looked the parade ring. Arrived early found lovely seat in sun on grass in enclose got glass of wine plastic glass from bar only to be told we could not take drinks outside and were escorted back into bar. Only to find when we came back out no seats left and... More

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