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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, Casinos & Gaming
Owner description: Northamptonshire's Most Picturesque Conference, Wedding and Hospitality Venue"the thunder of flying...
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Type: Horse Tracks, Casinos & Gaming
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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Brackley, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
34 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A great afternoons horseracing at Towcester racecourse . 6/7 races to bet and watch with good views which are now slightly hampered by the greyhound track in front of the main stand. That said as most horse and dog meetings are free admission , you cant really complain. Minor gripes are poor tote betting ,not enough and long queues plus... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Excellent food , 175 catered for! 12 dog races, great fun, superb service. Sat inside, bit chilly outside when watching races! TV's provided indoors thankfully. Bets taken at the table, all bets explained to beginners like me! Lovely venue wish it good luck

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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62 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

What a Brilliant day at the races Parking was a bit muddy as it had rained the precious night Entrance was free What a Lovely Racecourse, Everyone that we met were Ever so friendly and all seemed to be enjoying their time there It was a bright but quite cold day but for early December ! Lovely to see the... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Towcester races is now very poor for horseracing as you only see the horses as they go past you at the 2 mile start and the only. Time you see them again is at the finish. This was the best course for standing on the rail and able to watch them all the way round but now its the worse.you... More 

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4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Sunday hospitality in the Empress Suite. The racecourse is about half an hours car journey from our home so we do go on a regular basis. You can't beat it. The food is great and you can view the racing from the outside balcony. But if you prefer you can stay inside and watch it on the televisions instead. There... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We were in a hospitality suite with a very good view of the racecourse, and balcony. Very good 4 course meal and cream tea afterwards, the whole day was excellent. Very good value and the service was excellent thoughout the day. ( Empress suite 2nd Floor Box 1 table 10). We had hoped to book a party for Boxing Day,... More 

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