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The Ultimate Guide to Chester Races

Tuesday, 16 April 2024
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Chester, a city rich in history and tradition, is home to the iconic Chester Races. Nestled within its heart lies the historic Chester Racecourse, boasting the distinction of being the oldest racecourse in the country. As the excitement of race day draws near, immerse yourself in the enchantment of this iconic event and discover the perfect accommodation, packages, and experiences awaiting you at The Chester Grosvenor.

Exploring the Legacy of Chester Races

The legacy of Chester Races dates back to 1539 when Mayor Henry Gee orchestrated the inaugural race, marking the beginning of an enduring tradition. Over the centuries, the racecourse has witnessed countless moments of exhilarating competition and elegant festivities, earning it a place of pride in the city's identity. Today, the spirit of Henry Gee lives on, with racehorses affectionately referred to as "gee gees," a tribute to his passion for the sport.

Your Sanctuary Near the Action

Located just a leisurely ten-minute walk away from Chester Racecourse, The Chester Grosvenor offers unparalleled luxury and convenience for race-goers, providing the perfect blend of sophistication and comfort for your stay. Our exceptional team will go above and beyond to that your experience is nothing short of extraordinary.

Explore Chester's Charms

Make the most of your visit to Chester by indulging in its rich tapestry of attractions. From the captivating Chester Zoo, a haven for animal lovers and conservation enthusiasts alike, to the retail paradise of Cheshire Oaks, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Immerse yourself in history with a visit to Chester Cathedral and take a leisurely stroll along the ancient Roman walls, soaking in the city's timeless beauty.

Indulge in Culinary Delights

Indulge in a culinary adventure at La Brasserie either before or after the races, where you can savour delightful cuisine in a laid-back atmosphere. For an even more exceptional experience, immerse yourself in fine dining at Arkle, our luxurious 3 AA Rosette restaurant. Reserve a table and make memories to cherish long after the thrill of race day has passed.

Rejuvenate Your Senses

After a thrilling day at the races, unwind and rejuvenate at The Spa at The Chester Grosvenor. Nestled in the heart of the city, our tranquil haven offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle, with exclusive spa day offers ensuring a pampering experience like no other.

Plan Your Perfect Chester Races Experience

Whether you're seeking a hotel near Chester Racecourse or comprehensive horse racing packages, The Chester Grosvenor has everything you need to elevate your Chester Races experience. Click here to explore our range of race day offers and secure your place amidst the excitement. 

Embark on an Unforgettable Journey

As the anticipation builds and the thrill of the races beckons, immerse yourself in the magic of Chester Races and create memories that will last a lifetime. With its rich history, vibrant atmosphere, and unparalleled hospitality, Chester welcomes you to a world of timeless elegance and unforgettable experiences. Join us at The Chester Grosvenor and discover the true essence of Chester Races – where tradition meets luxury in perfect harmony.