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Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse

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Address: The Racecourse Overton Road, Wrexham LL13 0DA, Wales
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+44 1978 780323
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Bangor on Dee is a left handed jumps racecourse set in glorious countryside...

Bangor on Dee is a left handed jumps racecourse set in glorious countryside and overlooked by the Welsh hills.

 

Bangor has a unique character, amplified by the fact that it is the only Racecourse in the country that doesn't have a grandstand!

 

The first steeplechase meeting took place at Bangor on 25th February 1859 over much the same course as that on which the races are held today.

Chester Race Company Ltd is a dynamic, constantly evolving and growing organisation. 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 at Chester - the Holiday Inn Express, restaurants 1539 and The White Horse at the Chester site and Commonhall Social in the city of Chester.

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

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best informal race course

we love it here, not the formality of Chester or the hustle and bustle of the big courses, great on a summer's evening or with friends on a weekend. We are planning our visits for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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173 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we love it here, not the formality of Chester or the hustle and bustle of the big courses, great on a summer's evening or with friends on a weekend. We are planning our visits for this season and will use their restaurant which is always good value.

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Thank madhatterWales
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85 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently attend the course in the restaurant. I can state that the staff were really good and the food and service were excellent to top it off the weather was fantastic. This course is lovely and laid back I wouldn't hesitate to tell people to visit the course and the icing on the cake us I backed three winners.

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Thank Andrew G
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, responded to this review

Great news that you backed some winners! Hope to see you here again soon. More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

If you enjoy a day at the races this course will give you an excellent rural exposure . You have to choose a race meeting day to get the full flavour of this country setting .

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Thank David P
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, hope to see you here again soon. More 

Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit here where the viewing areas sit slightly above the actual course affording an excellent view and an ideal setting for a day out. The weather was crisp and bright and the intimate feel of the course made it most welcoming. I ordered my ticket online in advance and picked it up at the gate... More 

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Thank Graham K
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Graham, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We went to the races in August. It was a wet day but there are in door rooms where you can enjoy a drink. despite the weather we had a lovely day. We went a few years ago on a lovely hot sunny day. There are seats and tables outside and grass areas . Some people take a picnic. Families... More 

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Thank Christine G
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review we hope to see you here again. More 

Gawler, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Bit pricey but great day out. Friendly staff from parking guides to bar staff. Easy to get swrved at food and beer bars and would recommend for a friends and family

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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your day, we hope to see you again soon! More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

First off, all the staff were very friendly and welcoming which made the day much more enjoyable! Secondly, the racecourse is kept well with people collecting rubbish throughout the day! It's a lovely, small racecourse with everything you could need to have a great day. The only thing I would comment on is the expensive cost of the fish and... More 

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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we hope to see you again soon! More 

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We visited on Tuesday 25th for the first time. Easy parking and entry to the course assisted by very friendly staff. Despite the lack of a grandstand the facilities at the course are very good and we will visit again. Overall a very enjoyable day out.

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Thank Paul F
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your day - hope to see you again soon! More 

cheshire
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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Went to Ladies day for my mums birthday and it was an amazing day! The course is a good size with great facilities and great layout!! And excellent parking areas!! The staff here are very helpful and friendly!! You can pay for open course tickets or paddock! We went in the paddock which I find is the best as you... More 

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Sophie P, Manager at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Newtown, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

A small jumps course with excellent sight of the course from the bank as it runs across the wide meadow in roughly oval shape. Pay to go in the main area with access to parade ring etc,

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Sophie P, Manager at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback. More 

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