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“Great days racing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of York Racecourse

York Racecourse
10 Darlighton Road, York dl10 7bq, England
01904 620911
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Ranked #29 of 213 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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127 reviews 127 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Great days racing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Really had a great day. As members of Newcastle racing they have a lot to learn from York racecourse. The staff were smart courteous and very helpful. They did their job extremely well. The day was extremely hot around 29 degrees and they supplied iced water free on every bar. I also noted that they supplied their staff as well. All the crowd appeared to behave and the staff kept all the rules. We had the carvery which was very good value and quality with great service. Thank you for a great if hot day.

Visited July 2013
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Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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“Great Day Out - Better Hospitality Needed!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Went with friends to the York Races last weekend. The event itself was most enjoyable on a particularly hot day. Transport links to and from the train station were excellent!

I went with the knowledge that it could prove to be an expensive day with drinks and food - but I struggled to spend my money! Couldn't get to the bar or find anywhere to sit, bit of a shame, it would have been a top day out if not for that!

Will go again, with different expectations.

Visited July 2013
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Hull
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“pleasant surroundings and easy location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

nice location could do with more seating, i.e. benches etc., found the champagne lawn too full to be enjoyable, when you pay £70 per 2 persons to enter you expect to be able to move or sit for the privelage

Visited July 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Here for a tattoo convention”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I came here in June to work at the Ink For Heroes tattoo convention. The area inside is very large but as there were stands set up, I'm not sure how it would look on a race day. It was very nice, bright and airy inside and larger than any racecourse I've been to so far. There is one bar on the ground floor, it's £2 for a bottle of water or fizzy pop and I didn't have a look at how much tea or coffee is. I briefly went up to the first floor to have a look and found 2 other bars and there were steps further up but I didn't venture as there was nothing going on for the convention up there. On the first floor there are double doors where you can go out onto a balcony and look over the racecourse, it would be perfect for taking a pair of binoculars to be able to see the whole course as the area it's in is so beautiful as well.
The only downside is I only spotted 2 sets of toilets and there weren't many cubicles in them, I'd hope that there were more upstairs or elsewhere as they would be so busy on a race day.

Visited June 2013
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York, United Kingdom
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“Great day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Had a great afternoon, it was busy and very warm but all the workers were polite, helpful and friendly. The only thing that spoiled the day (a bit) was the wait for food. Perhaps they weren't expecting people to want hot food on such a nice day. Apparently they also ran out of Champagne but it was hot.....

Visited July 2013
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