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Towcester Racecourse

Address: London Road, Towcester NN12 6LB, England
Phone Number: 01327 353414
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Towcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horse Tracks, Fun & Games, Casinos & Gambling
Owner description: Northamptonshire's Most Picturesque Conference, Wedding and Hospitality Venue"the thunder of flying...
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Type: Horse Tracks, Fun & Games, Casinos & Gambling
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Northamptonshire's Most Picturesque Conference, Wedding and Hospitality Venue"the thunder of flying hooves, the dazzling flash of colours. Come share in the excitement of the sport of kings "With a recent investment of over £7.5million into the course and its facilities, Towcester Racecourse and Conference Centre, set in beautiful parkland overlooking the rolling Northamptonshire countryside, is truly one of the most picturesque racing venues in the country.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

went to the dogs on Saturday and paid out for the VIP package to include a 3 course meal, entrance, race card, aperitif and private balcony. well worth the £38.50. the food and service were second to none and the atmosphere was great.

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Towcester, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Had an evening here with family in the empress suite, fab food, great service and loads of fun ...the staff from taking the bets to serving the tables were very attentive ...Will be making a return visit soon ! p.s without the food and being indoors admission is free

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A fun day out every boxing day for the family. Suggest getting down to the track edge and get some mulled wine and chestnuts to keep the cold away. The bookies are all welcoming enough although the queues encourage you to go quickly. Food and food is a little pricey for the captive audience but fine if you win a... More 

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ravensthorpe
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

First time at the dogs, went for the VIP package, 3 course set meal. Had a table of 6, the food was excellent and value for money. The viewing of the track is very good and even though it was very cold a big crowd turned out. Definitely worth a visit and we will be going again. Recommend this for... More 

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Northampton
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I knew Towcester racecourse is great for horseracing so thought I'd try the greyhounds with a meal included. The restaurant is fabulous, the food is excellent, the staff are smart, courteous and helpful, alround the restaurant couldn't be faulted. However because the tables are not tiered and the windows are quite obstructed, the only way to watch the greyhounds is... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I have to say after years of racing, Towcester races on Boxing Day is best avoided! Too many punters, the course clearly can't cope with! Trek across a muddy field (car park) and was absolutely plastered in mud by the time we got in! Overall experience was crap! This is a great little Course and one I have visited lots... More 

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Having been here many times before for horse racing, I was apprehensive about what the introduction of greyhounds might bring. Well, the simple answer is a huge amount of professionalism... As a horse racing track, the management had a relatively quiet life, about twenty meetings a year, several weeks off in the summer and much of the activity contracted out.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

firstly us locals know it is cold up there in the summer so dress accordingly. Attended a christmas do and so many things could have been undertaken a little better to get a higher score. Firstly after parking in a grassed and muddy area we went through a reception tent that was found by chance. Get some staff to do... More 

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Northampton
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Booked a meal there as well, service was a little slow but they acknowledged its all new to them and that they need to adjust things a bit - I have no issue with that as they've only been open for dogracing a couple of weeks. They need to improve signage on the A5 so you know in advance where... More 

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Weedon Bec, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Appreciate it's still early days for the greyhound racing but overall very disappointing evening. We had our Christmas party here this evening. Tables too cramped. Only one tote running the whole area couldn't get your bets placed in time. Track too far away from the restaurant. Food slow. Very noisy not like other venues we've tried. Good job the company... More 

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