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Chester Racecourse

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Tel: 01244 304600

Chester Races


Chester Racecourse is the oldest Racecourse in Britain.

Whether entertaining clients, celebrating a special occasion with family or enjoying a day out with friends, a day at Chester races will be an unforgettable experience for all the right reasons! Chester is renowned for being a glamorous venue where style and fashion go hand in hand with the racing action.

Racing begins with the three day May Festival putting Chester in the racing spotlight nationally. After May, another 12 days / evenings of racing are on offer throughout the summer. Each fixture has its own unique identity to ensure a wide-ranging appeal. See race day fixtures on the right hand side of this page.




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    Recent Reviews:

    • PeteMakstar
      Trip Type:
      First time at the races...
      5 of 5 stars
      This was my first visit to the races, luckily I didn't have to pay as we were invited by my partner's good friend who paid for the tickets. It was a lovely sunny day which I think helped a lot... Read full review
    • Fuller1
      Crewe, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Great day out with friends
      4 of 5 stars
      Great occasion to get dressed up, have some drinks and a flutter on the horses. As you would expect the prices for drinks are high so be prepared to put your hands in your pocket. Atmosphere is... Read full review
    • gentlemanthug
      Chester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Over priced and crowded
      2 of 5 stars
      Chester races attracts competitive drinkers, brash loud mouths and people who treat the centre of town as a public toilet. Go to Bangor on Dee instead Read full review


    Provider Features

    • In town/city centre
    • Outdoor Attraction

    Parking & Transport

    • Parking (charge)

    Provider Facilities

    • Civil Weddings
    • Conference facilities
    • Event Venue
    • Toilets

    Map & Directions

    Public Transport Directions

    Only 10 minutes walk from Chester Town Hall; 25 minutes walk from Chester Railway Station

    What's nearby

    1. Holiday Inn Express Chester Racecourse

      Offering a perfect location in the historic city centre of Chester; situated within the...

      0.02 miles away
    2. Roomzzz Aparthotel

      64 luxury apartments, including five stunning penthouses all with balconies overlooking...

      0.08 miles away
    3. 80 Watergate Street

      Within the heart of the ancient city walls of Chester opposite the stunning Stanley...

      0.11 miles away
    1. Crowne Plaza Chester

      Choose the contemporary Crowne Plaza Chester hotel for a convenient location within the...

      0.14 miles away
    2. Tower View

      Tower View is a first floor apartment situated close to the many attractions of Chester...

      0.14 miles away
    3. 109 Racecourse

      The Racecourse Apartments are in the perfect location for a self-catering short term...

      0.14 miles away
    4. At the Races

      At The Races is a wonderful second floor apartment on the edge of the city centre in the...

      0.14 miles away
    5. Racecourse Apartment

      A wonderful, first floor apartment situated on the doorstep of the Roodee Racecourse just...

      0.14 miles away
    6. ABode Chester

      ABode Chester is a luxury 4* hotel located in the heart of Chester, home to the Michael...

      0.23 miles away
    7. Commonhall 4* Gold Apartments

      Grade II Listed building, in the heart of the city, above the Rows, overlooking Bridge...

      0.25 miles away
    8. Spireview Apartment

      This second-floor apartment is situated in an enviable position on the banks of the River...

      0.26 miles away
    9. The Commercial Hotel Chester

      The Commercial is a quintessential English hotel, bar and restaurant situated right in...

      0.26 miles away
    10. Chester Town House

      Family-run bed and breakfast. Quality accommodation in the city centre.

      0.28 miles away
    11. Grosvenor Place Guest House

      Grosvenor Place is a Georgian town house set within the City Walls right in the heart of...

      0.29 miles away
    12. Chester, Canal View

      Canal View, a romantic hideaway set in in a unique peaceful location in the heart of...

      0.29 miles away
    13. The Little Penthouse

      The Little Penthouse is a beautiful and stylish apartment for two, situated inside the...

      0.33 miles away
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    Opening Times

    Fixture 1 (10 May 2017)
    Fixture 2 (11 May 2017)
    Fixture 3 (12 May 2017)
    Fixture 4 (27 May 2017)
    Fixture 5 (10 June 2017)
    Fixture 6 (30 June 2017)
    Fixture 7 (1 July 2017)
    Fixture 8 (15 July 2017)
    Fixture 9 (29 July 2017)
    Fixture 10 (6 Aug 2017)
    Fixture 11 (26 Aug 2017)
    Fixture 12 (2 Sept 2017)
    Fixture 13 (15 Sept 2017)
    Fixture 14 (16 Sept 2017)
    Fixture 15 (30 Sept 2017)


    Please refer to the website for ticketing options

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