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Carlisle Racecourse

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Durdar Road, Carlisle CA3 0AQ, England
+44 1228 554700
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Good racing but poor viewing

Let's get the big negative out of the way.Our visit was for jump racing and the viewing from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul C
brilliant wedding venue, if a little way from town,

lots of things going on here, aswell as racing days, wedding venues, famos singers, ladies days... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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In recent years Carlisle Racecourse has fast become one of the premier attractions in the region, with the extensive redevelopment of existing facilities and the introduction of various others, PLUS, a significant increase in race day visitors and not forgetting its convenient location, extensive free parking and 250 acres of parkland! Carlisle Racecourse really is the perfect venue for any event, however large or small.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“race course” (13 reviews)
“parade ring” (4 reviews)
“horse racing” (3 reviews)
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Durdar Road, Carlisle CA3 0AQ, England
+44 1228 554700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's get the big negative out of the way.Our visit was for jump racing and the viewing from the track side was abysmal.Could only watch one hurdle and one fence being taken by the horses when stood near the winning line.A climb up into the...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lots of things going on here, aswell as racing days, wedding venues, famos singers, ladies days, and much more. if you are holing wedding or christmas function make sure you have taxi or coaches booked, loong walk back to city.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carlisle has long been a favourite racecourse of ours but today was exceptional. We had the vip package at swifts restaurant and it was fantastic.......well worth the money. The food was lovely....lots to eat and the table service was perfect. The whole staff team came...More

Thank Maggie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the full at Carlisle Racecourse and it was a great day out for all. Following a day of successful betting the stage opened in the middle of the racecourse and we were treated to an evening of live music by singer Jess Glynne....More

Thank LeeDSimo
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This was a very enjoyable day out with lots of places to watch the races from. Reasonable prices for food but the timing of the buses back to town were a bit disappointing. There was a good atmosphere with young and old made welcome.

Thank gr0bs0n1
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I liked it a lot. There are plenty of places to get up high above the ground near the winning post to see the action. The parade ring is close by and the surrounding countryside looked lovely. We went for an August evening meeting and...More

Thank garstonian
Reviewed 17 August 2017

My very first visit to a racecourse. Very enjoyable experience, and I came back ahead. Excellent facilities

Thank 190brianp
Management response:Responded 18 August 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you had such an enjoyable time. Hopefully we can welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the night at the races with the added bonus of nice weather. Awful traffic on the way to the course meant we missed the 1st race. This event was very busy and queues for bars and toilets were very long. We were both...More

Thank saralittle85
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Went to Carlisle racecourse yesterday,not a bad day out except for the overpriced food. The Lakeland lamb hotpot was nothing more than pieces of lamb in gravy ( Nothing like hotpot) . The chip 'butties' were the worst I've ever had (not very good chips...More

Thank Kath C
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We have visited Carlisle Race Course previously but the same problems still remain. . We booked the punters package in advance to save queuing and make it easier for us to get a drink and some lunch as they provide vouchers in advance. We approached...More

Thank Jacklin5460
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17 April 2017|
Response from Lordcoverdale | Reviewed this property |
I did see dogs there. usual rules apply. on a lease and keep away from the paddock/ring. website or a call to the course should confirm.