We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
Phone Number:
+44 1244 304600
Website
Description:

Chester is the oldest racecourse in the UK and possibly the world, the...

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 and restaurant at the Chester site.

The company also provide external catering services for third party events.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 902 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 435
    Excellent
  • 255
    Very good
  • 84
    Average
  • 53
    Poor
  • 63
    Terrible
Great day out

Well worth a trip to the races if you're in town when they're on! The Dee enclosure and open course offer cheaper tickets and with no need to get your best clothes on. Drinks and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
Liz C
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

902 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 890: English reviews
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is History here as the Cheshire Regiment was raise here by the Roodee in 1689, before travelling to Ireland to fight at the Battle of the Boyne. It is a small compact race course where you are right up close to the action. You can stay in the stand or wander the centre of the circular course.

Helpful?
Thank Meeanee
Chester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
123 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The racecourse is lovely in Chester, even when the races aren't on. Great to walk around and always nice to families walking together,

Helpful?
Thank cappleton2
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here with my family which included my disabled uncle. Easily accessible for him. Good time had by all.

Helpful?
Thank Louise C
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out just let down by the new rule of not taking alcohol onto the course . Hopefully this will be fixes .

Helpful?
Thank philipjines1975
Chester, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been a few times over the years but recently its gone down hill, full of stag doos and drunk idiots. Staff not in control, long queuea for overpriced low quality food and beer. Its a shame, used to be epic

Helpful?
Thank TeamScelen
Chester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not strictly a race day event, but we went for the fireworks. I was pretty impressed for what £5 got you! Will definatly be going to the races and the fireworks in 2017

Helpful?
Thank Piers B
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Well worth a trip to the races if you're in town when they're on! The Dee enclosure and open course offer cheaper tickets and with no need to get your best clothes on. Drinks and food at the racecourse are fairly expensive but open course provides opportunity to take your own picnic (unfortunately these days minus your own alcohol) to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Liz C
Chester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Chester race course is I think the oldest in the country a really top venue very close to town which is a bonus try it and see

Helpful?
Thank georgerjones47
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Lovely atmosphere a bit of harmless fun having a flutter and sampling the bubbly.It gets very busy so don't leave it until the last minute to enter or you may miss the first race. The queues can be long to place your bets but there are a lot of them so you can move about. we tend to go in... More 

Helpful?
Thank lizE747YU
New Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I attended at Race Course this week in the evening for my annual Christmas Do. We paid £77.00 each for a private dining room, a three course meal and unlimited booze for the night with a 1.00.am bar. I / we really enjoyed the night, the staff were friendly and polite and we were looked after from start to finish.... More 

Helpful?
Thank moorsey21

Travellers who viewed Chester Racecourse also viewed

 
Chester, Cheshire
Chester, Cheshire
 

Been to Chester Racecourse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Chester Racecourse and other visitors
21 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (21)

Questions? Get answers from Chester Racecourse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?