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Chester Racecourse

Horse racing

Discover the essence of Chester with its iconic Chester Races, deeply ingrained in the city's heritage. As the proud home to the nation's oldest racecourse, our prestigious location at The Chester Grosvenor places you within a leisurely ten-minute stroll of the excitement.

Dating back to 1539, when Mayor Henry Gee orchestrated the inaugural race, this tradition has evolved into an annual spectacle on the Roodee. Gee's passion for the sport earned him the moniker "gee gees" for racehorses, immortalising his legacy. Fast forward to 1817, witnessing the construction of the first grandstand, a testament to the enduring allure of Chester Races, attracting elegantly attired attendees for centuries.

Experience unparalleled luxury at The Chester Grosvenor, the perfect five star haven for Chester Races accommodation. Extend your stay and explore Chester's charm, from the captivating Chester Zoo to the retail therapy haven of Cheshire Oaks. Immerse yourself in history with a visit to Chester Cathedral and a leisurely stroll along the ancient Roman walls.

Indulge in delicious dining at La Brasserie, or fine dining at 3 AA Rosette Arkle, perfect for pre or post-race gatherings. For a rejuvenating retreat, The Spa at The Chester Grosvenor offers a serene sanctuary, with exclusive race day offers for a blissful escape.

Looking for a hotel near Chester Racecourse? The Chester Grosvenor is your gateway to an unforgettable Chester Races experience.

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