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Chester Racecourse, Chester

Casino · Hidden Gem · Horse Track
Whether you enjoy betting, horses, or just a fun day out, consider visiting Chester Racecourse, known as the Roodee. The racecourse is conveniently located a short distance from hotels, bars, shopping, and restaurants. Check out the horses and jockeys, take a chance at the betting ring, or just enjoy some social time. For ladies, it’s an opportunity to don a fancy dress and hat, although sensible footwear is recommended. Certain areas have a strict dress code, so be sure to check in advance. Also be prepared to turn off your camera flash. You cannot place bets once a race starts, but you can redeem winning tickets any time during the day. You can find refreshments in betting areas, but if you would prefer to eat at one of the restaurants, be sure to pre-book. For Chester Racecourse and beyond, use our Chester trip itinerary builder website to get the most from your Chester vacation.
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  • Waited 1 hour to get in. Missed first 2 races. Waited 1 hour to get a drink. Missed third race. Saw fourth race then left. Never again. Everyone i spoke to was disgusted with organisation. These two.....  more »
  • Food confiscated on arrival (carried in our backpack) for our 6 year old. Directed to food places and had to queue for 1 hour for food on 2 occasions. Races day is a long day to be without food...  more »
  • Queued for an hour to get in on Ladies day. Missed the first 2 races becausw of this, and when finally allowed to enter was told there was an hour 30 waiting time at the bar. Absolutely diabolical.  more »
  • Fantastic day out at Chester racecourse. The weather was great, the course was packed and the atmosphere was brilliant. I highly recommend a visit.
  • We had a fantastic day. Blessed with great weather, atmosphere and all the staff were courteous and helpful. Will definitely be going back, even if it's to try and get a winner 😁
  • Nice, intimate racecourse in the centre of Chester. Drinks and food are pricey, as you'd expect, but there are plenty of pubs and restaurants nearby outside the course itself. You can get close to the action and see the horses in the ring before each race. Well-run.
  • First time I'd been to the Chester Races and it didn't disappoint. It was a fab experience. My dad enjoyed it too!
  • Surroundings are beautiful, it rained all day which put a bit of a damper on proceedings, but still had a lovely time, plenty of places to eat and drink, the champagne marquees were brilliant, definitely will be going again

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