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“Cartmel Picnic Race Day”
Review of Cartmel Racecourse

Cartmel Racecourse
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Owner description: Racing has been taking place at Cartmel since 1856. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful English Lake District, Cartmel Races rekindles the spirit of the original steeplechases, attracting large crowds who gather within the centre of the racecourse for picnics, parties and a flutter on the horses. The two public enclosures offer a great variety of viewing and hospitality options, from relaxed picnics to fine dining. During race meetings, racegoers can browse the shopping and food outlets, and enjoy fairground entertainment. A great place for family and friends to gather, the events are both social and informal in nature. The surfaces are predominately grass parkland - high heels are not ideal! Outside of the racing calendar, the iconic Cartmel Racecourse becomes a splendid venue for a range of corporate and social events and functions. As a licensed wedding venue, Cartmel Racecourse also provides a truly unique setting for a wedding celebration. Cartmel Racecourse is easily accessible, located just 20 minutes from Junction 36 of the M6 motorway.
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Day 3 of the Spring Bank Holiday Meeting. The racing was excellent. The sun shone for most of the time. The catering was great and above all the company was great

Thank Andy S
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

A large group of us went for the night racing, weather was great which I know makes a huge difference. £21 each to get in to the paddock, lots of places to bet, proper toilets, nice food & bars weren't too bad, could do with a bit more of a range on drinks.

Would go again.

Thank MaisieMooD
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

costly to gain access to the course , and £ 5 to park car on the course. nowhere to shelter in the pouring rain apart from a very soggy , muddy beer-tent

1  Thank Lizatom
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Having heard so much about Cartmel and the racecourse we decided to have a look for ourselves. We were not dissappointed, the village is so pretty and unspoilt, the shops are really small but full of interesting things and the racecourse is so picturesque and at one point the track runs across the road. The Priory is also a very imposing building and well worth a visit. Walking round the village gives a sense of being in another time, a great place to be.

Thank Brian W
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Well organised. Plenty of good parking with a view of the track. A good family day out. Weather was bad when we went and we needed a gazebo - would be a good idea to hire them out!

Thank rehcaet
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