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Newcastle Racecourse

#43 of 138 things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne Features Animals
High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5HP, England
+44 191 236 2020
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Fantastic conference venue

I was here for a couple of days for a conference. The setting is inspiring, the alternative vistas... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dr_Waugh
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Our visit from the U.S. - July 1st plate day

Newcastle day July 1st, 2017 Pro's 1. Food & beverage were easy to find and food quality and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dennisdw
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Seattle, Washington
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Located within High Gosforth Park, Newcastle Racecourse is home to the historic Northumberland Plate, and is one of Britain’s busiest racecourses, hosting over 60 all-weather and jumps fixtures a year. An ideal venue for all occasions, the racecourse hosts events of all kinds, including conferences, exhibitions, weddings, private parties and more. Newcastle Racecourse shares the 812 acre High Gosforth Park with the Border Minstrel Pub and Parklands Golf Club.
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  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5HP, England
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+44 191 236 2020

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was here for a couple of days for a conference. The setting is inspiring, the alternative vistas encouraging different thinking, providing the stimulation needed to crack some work issues. A great team, good food and 800 acres of nature within a couple of minutes...More

Thank Dr_Waugh
Newcastle R, Head of Marketing at Newcastle Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We're delighted you had such a great experience with us and will share your positive comments with the events team. We hope you'll be back to the racecourse for another event soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Newcastle day July 1st, 2017 Pro's 1. Food & beverage were easy to find and food quality and selection was excellent 2. Overall Facility was very clean 3. Toilets were ample and clean 4. Staff friendly and helpful 5. Tables on the grass near the...More

Thank Dennisdw
Newcastle R, Head of Marketing at Newcastle Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review Dennis. We really appreciate the positive comments and we're very glad you had a great day. We will consider your improvements for future events, and recognise the opportunities you kindly note regarding the speaker system and live music. Better signage...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been a few times and always enjoy it. However the past couple of nights there is only one place to get food and a coffee. So if you just want a coffee you wait in the huge queue of people wanting food. My...More

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Newcastle R, Head of Marketing at Newcastle Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're glad you often enjoy your visits to the racecourse. Apologies for the queuing issues faced, many of our outlets offer food and coffee facilities, including the Grandstand Grill, Grandstand self-service kiosk, mobile outlets and Colonel Porter's Bar in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a long time queueing for both the toilets and drinks, selection of drinks was not very good, The stewards were good in keeping the taxi queue in order but it took foreva to get a taxi, you would think the firms would send more...More

Thank Sharon C
Newcastle R, Head of Marketing at Newcastle Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sharon, many thanks for your feedback, we apologise for the inconveniences you mention and hope this did not stop you from having an enjoyable evening watching the racing and then the concert. The operations team will review this feedback for future large events and...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017

The views from the public area are over parkland. The course is long and you can barely see the horses in the distance which is why there's a huge screen showing them. The tote windows are inside. It seemed to be a popular place for...More

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Newcastle R, Head of Marketing at Newcastle Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sally, thank you for your positive review of the racecourse and the raceday you attended. We hope to see you again soon! Thanks, Max

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Service friendly and quick in reception area. Bar Service mixed,OK first time but after waiting in a queue for some 10mins the barman walked away saying he wanted to go home, so had to change queues. Overall though a good night out, good view of...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 4 June 2017

My son bought me a evening at the races for a Mother's Day gift I had never been to watch horse racing before I had a fantastic time we had a table and chairs in the enclosure everyone is so helpful we didn't win but...More

Thank Trina154
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We recently opened office in Newcastle so hired private room to meet our new clients. Great box just up from finishing line, good view of course and large screen tv.. Food and hospitality was great, great student assistant ensured our guests were well. Good value...More

Thank GMShillington
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We are lucky to be members at Thirsk racecourse , amongst others. We had a reciprocal visit to Hexham races a few nights ago and decided to take in the afternoon meeting at Gosforth Park, a 2 hour drive for us. What a disappointment! £15...More

Thank Maxine G
Reviewed 21 May 2017

First visit to this racecourse and wasn't very impressed. Main bar area wasn't kept very clean. Tables not cleaned. Toilets had no paper. Loud music in bar area.

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gthommo1313
18 July 2017|
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Response from Newcastle R | Property representative |
Good afternoon Many thanks for your message and your interest in joining us for a raceday. We have two restaurants, both of which offer prime views across the Racecourse. If you book a table within these restaurants, the... More
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Susan C
21 June 2017|
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Response from Newcastle R | Property representative |
Hi Susan, we have answered your original query, we hope this helps.
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Susan C
21 June 2017|
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Response from Newcastle R | Property representative |
Hi Susan, you can have your picnic in the car park or in the High Gosforth Park grounds before entering the racecourse. On certain days we do allow picnics into the racecourse, please visit the Newcastle Racecourse website... More
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