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“Excellent Day at the Races but very boozy atmosphere”
Review of York Racecourse

York Racecourse
Ranked #23 of 207 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Our office hours for enquiries are Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm. Please visit our website for York Races Fixtures, which often include Saturdays.
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We went for our Wedding Anniversary to the Saturday of the October race meet. Signage from the ring road was excellent, car parking convenient and facilities very good even if the weather was a bit inclement.
The main stand may not be Ascot but it is still impressive on four floors even if you only pay £18 entrance for Grandstand access. Most people were making a real day of it but for us guys as we weren't drinking, it left us in the small minority. I am not sure the County Stand upgrade is necessary unless you are dining in one of the upmarket restaurants

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Reviewed October 5, 2013

York race course is a favourite day out. We live about an hour away. We travel there and back by train and always buy county stand tickets. The county stand gives access to most if not all areas of the course. We always head to the champagne bar and take it from there. The atmosphere is,lovely, the crowds good natured and friendly. The dress code is smart. This is a lovely day out for a group of girls wanting to dress up and drinks champagne all day. Or perhaps a group of friends who just want to enjoy racing. Classy surroundings. My only criticism is that the food offerings can be limited. We like seafood and eat at the little bar which offers champagne and a seafood platter. If we don't eat here we get a sandwich, these are over priced and the selection is a little strange. Food is the only drawback, in every other way this is a great day if you like the sport of kings!!

1  Thank AnnieNorthernEngland
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Beautiful course on beautiful grounds, lots of eating places, totes and places to buy drink. Very limited drinks selection if like me you only like girlie drinks the only thing available was vodka an mixer that I could find suitable. No Malibu or archers or anything like that. However still had a fabulous time and would definitely come back again.

Thank PinkieLinz
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We really enjoyed our day at the Ebor meeting. We treated ourselves to paying £104 for 2 tickets in the County Stand. Although the weather was inclement the course was lovely and had a great atmosphere and was very friendly.
The bars were very well organised so it didn't take long to get served. We paid £7.75 for afternoon tea which included a huge pot and being able to go up and help yourself to an extensive range of hot, cold, sweet and savoury foods. Really good value.
The shuttle buses were well organised too and although there was a massive queue at the end, double deckers are used so everyone soon gets on.

Definitely hope to return.

1  Thank sally r
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Visited York Races every year now for the past four and loved it every time. Usually go casual to the course enclosure - great for taking your own food and drink and fun for kids - but most recently in the Melrose Club Lounge. Food is great, drinks reasonably priced, staff really nice.

Great day out!

Thank Hawklord_pxr5
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