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“For a great day out at the races - give Chester a try!”
Review of Chester Racecourse

Chester Racecourse
Ranked #22 of 101 things to do in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Chester racecourse is set in a picturesque setting next to Chester's Roman walls. Chester's main stand is a stunning Tudor building which overlooks the final finishing post. Various tickets are available from standing in the stalls to going in the stand (which also provides access to the centre of the course). Various bars are available throughout the complex. There is a pub / restaurant in the centre of the course called 'The White Horse' which offers great food and a fab children's play area. There is also a restaurant in the main stand called '1539' which offers an excellent dining experience overlooking the racecourse. The races are great to experience and there are many tv screens around the complex to ensure that you do not miss any of the action wherever you are.

Overall, I had a great day out at Chester races!

Thank Pagarooni
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

There wasn't any scheduled race meetings when we were there; however, we have seen racing at the location before and thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice course, located on the edge of the City.

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Great day out and perfect for following up with a night in Chester afterwards

Not always the fastest at getting served at the bars on the course though.


Thank Gareth R
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

There was no racing the weekend we visited but the public are free to wonder around the course if there are no meetings.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We went on the Family's day out & it was perfect. My son enjoyed the horse racing & we too. It was a perfect family day out with lots to do & plenty to eat & drink. Enjoyed it. Fully recommended.

Thank Bravo2012
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