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Chester Racecourse

#12 of 91 things to do in Chester Features Animals
Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304600
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Nice trip around the racecourse

A lovely place to stroll around and to watch the races on the street. It was extremely and packed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nam s
Fantastic day

We go every June to the races and each time has been amazing. Beautiful setting and nice ground... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“county stand” (55 reviews)
“race days” (31 reviews)
“horse racing” (28 reviews)
Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304600
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Reviewed yesterday

A lovely place to stroll around and to watch the races on the street. It was extremely and packed but a nice experience.

Thank Nam s
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We go every June to the races and each time has been amazing. Beautiful setting and nice ground, plenty of room even at the big events. Well, there's enough room to navigate your way through without spilling your drink. The bookies area could do with...More

Thank McHunger
Reviewed 2 days ago

enjoyed race day here.very clean and well organised.plenty of choices in drinks.had nice pork bap served by friendly efficient staff.had few winners so big bonus.great day out

Thank lesley187065
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wet day☹️ so a bit disappointing... wasn't enjoyable because of the weather. Not much shelter from the weather at the racecourse. The racing was delayed a couple of times. The course is lovely despite the weather, and there are plenty of food outlets and obviously...More

Thank ifonlywestwickham
Reviewed 1 week ago

You must arrive early if you need a seat. We were there a few years back and it was a sell out but had plenty room. It seem they have decided to cash in as this time it was mobbed. You can't get near the...More

Thank GreigB28
Reviewed 1 week ago

if you love horse racing or even if your not a fan you must go to chester races one of the loveliest courses you will ever see and always a great day out !

1  Thank karen b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The racecourse is a extremely busy place on race days. There a varys on prices depending on which area you go in.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked as a group to go to the Open Course, and had a great time! We put up a gazebo and were sat next to the track, enjoyed the betting and sat betting and drinking and chatting all day. We'd only brought snacks and...More

Thank robintalbot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very attractive and not too bigger race course in a great location for those wanting to dance the night away after a day of the races in the town. We were in the county stand and whilst it does say no seats by I find...More

Thank ladykaty79
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good day at the races. Usually over expensive admission (long room), long queues at bars (why don't they have pourers and servers) and expensive eating and drinking. Closing roads and sending all around outside added around 20 mins on journey. Good the way the course...More

Thank akf0610
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you go to the parade ring if you have county stand tickets
6 June 2017|
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Response from dac446 | Reviewed this property |
It's only the cheapest tickets that restrict you. We normally go for the Tattersall stands.
Anthony H
What time is the 1st.race on the 10th of may.Tony.
7 May 2017|
Response from Graham S |