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“excellent venue unusually right in city centre”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Chester Racecourse

Chester Racecourse
Ranked #12 of 90 things to do in Chester
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Owner description: 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 - the Holiday Inn Express, restaurants 1539 and The White Horse on site and Commonhall Social in the city of Chester. The company also provide external catering services for third party events.
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“excellent venue unusually right in city centre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Chester is already stunning enough but if you're a horse-racing fan or attending one of the music events here, you can literally take a 5 minute walk from the centre. Lovely facilities and food / drinks not ridiculously expensive either !

Visited June 2013
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Foulridge, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Day out at Chester races. We had a great day, it's one of the better courses we have been too. We paid for the Tattersalls stand which meant we had access to more areas. The course is clean and kept to a high standard. Food and drink not too badly priced and plenty of betting areas. Would go again

Visited June 2013
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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“not only a Racecourse, place for concerts too”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Been on Saturday in Chester for a weekend trip. Sightseeing tour incl the Racecourse. Not much of a Racecourse at the weekend with the Wanted and Jessie J on Concert in the Racecourse.
Looked very nice though.

Visited June 2013
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manchester
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“OK course lacks facilities”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

We attended the races and bought tickets for the Dee stand which was reasonably priced for tickets however it was a very warm day and there was very little shelter or indoor space compared to other courses we have visited, this would also be an issue in the rain. I didn't experience the other stands however I am lead to believe that there would be more facilities although you do have to pay more. If we hadn’t booked our tickets in advance we would have liked to have had entry into the open course as it looked ideal in the weather that we had as you could take your own drinks and food and there was grass to sit on for a picnic /bbq. Overall a good day it could of been better if the facilities were right.

Visited June 2013
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South Yorkshire
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“Gorgeous Racecourse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Loved everything about it! Gorgeous sunny day so that made everything look beautiful. Definately reccomend going under the subway accross to the Paddock. We sat round the back in the new area where theres a new bar withnice bbq and seat area.. decent prices too!
Definately will be returning.

Visited June 2013
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