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Musselburgh Racecourse

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Address: Linkfield Road, Musselburgh EH21 7RG, Scotland
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+44 131 665 2859
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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Musselburgh Racecourse is a Visit Scotland 5 Star venue and named one of...

Musselburgh Racecourse is a Visit Scotland 5 Star venue and named one of their top-rated visitor attractions offering fantastic value days out for all ages. With 29 race meetings a year there is always something to look forward whether you are looking for our Sell out Ladies Day, or great value Family days, with loads of free entertainment for children or the perfect stag or hen night at our Party Nights! We can offer a choice or places to eat and drink at the racecourse catering for all budgets.

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Great days out excellent,

Never fails to impress have taken friends racing who have shown no interest in the sport and have come away yearning for their next experience ,loved the Buzz and just happy go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
kathymcrae
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Never fails to impress have taken friends racing who have shown no interest in the sport and have come away yearning for their next experience ,loved the Buzz and just happy go lucky feeling and inexpensive a days entertainment can be.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for first time and impressed. Staff lovely nd helpful. We were in owner nd trainers suite nd although crowded mainly because it was a tad nippy outside hospitality very good. The man on Tote friendly nd seemed to enjoy his job. Had a lovely meal nd wine too well served in beautiful surroundings. Plenty of bookies on hand but... More 

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Racecourse1819, Manager at Musselburgh Racecourse, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind thoughts. It's great to read and I'll be sure to pass onto the entire team especially our Owners & Trainers team. We look forward to welcoming you again to Musselburgh Races soon. Thanks, Aisling (Marketing Manager) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time at Musselburgh races even though we once used to live in Musselburgh. A great day, we received a detailed induction from the young lady at the turnstile as we had a package ticket. A quick walk around gave us our bearings and we were set for the day. All the bookies were helpful and understanding... More 

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Thank Mrslater
Racecourse1819, Manager at Musselburgh Racecourse, responded to this review

Wonderful to read. Will be sure to look into the seating and see what we can do. Thanks again for your kind words. Very much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our New Year's Day visit to the races. Didn't back any winners but what an impressive course & facilities. Well priced bars & decent food options. Nice surroundings too. Great being able to get there by bus even on a public holiday. Will be back soon.

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Thank McAnnie1
Racecourse1819, Manager at Musselburgh Racecourse, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic feedback. The team will be very happy to read your comments. We're looking forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks again. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Visited Musselburgh races quite frequent , enjoyable weekend away if you combine overnight stay along with race day at Drummour holiday park only 5 min away or 25 min walk, They offer accommodation that's fantastic in one of there many bothy's reasonably priced around £45 per night ( king size bed) tv fridge toilet wash facilities, other bothy's sleep up... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Great day out for everyone. Kids can enjoy there own special events meetings and other days that is on throughout the year. Food,beer and horses what more do you want!

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Thank bigfrodo24
Racecourse1819, Manager at Musselburgh Racecourse, responded to this review

Fantastic - great to read. We love putting on a raceday and it's wonderful to have such lovely feedback. Yes, we have lots for the kids especially on our family days. Our next family day 25th July 2017. Remember kids go free! Thanks again. I'll be sure to pass your review onto the team. More 

Streetly United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic day at Musselburgh Races ....I have to say the best facilities at any racecourse I have personally visited. The staff were very friendly and helpful ...food was ok ....drink was good and we will definitely return again !

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Thank Chris E
Racecourse1819, Manager at Musselburgh Racecourse, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you Chris. It's fantastic to read such great feedback. We're looking forward to welcoming you to Musselburgh again in the near future. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I've been to lots of racecourses as an owner and punter, and Musselburgh is up there with the best in terms of looking after the racegoer. As an owner there are some terrible facilities on offer ( Newcastle for example, has long been the worst racecourse for owners and trainers we've been to ) whereas, from the time you pick... More 

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Racecourse1819, Manager at Musselburgh Racecourse, responded to this review

Fantastic to read, thank you. I have passed your feedback onto our Owners and Trainers team and they are thrilled. I am also very happy to let you know that we've just one the ROA (Racehorse Owners Association) Gold Award for the fifth year in a row. We work hard to deliver and exceed our 5 Star Visit Scotland rating... More 

Annan Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Had a lovely day here although weather was bad. Plenty of bars and food outlets and viewing points, and tv screen for when the horses away from you. Courtesy bus runs frequently to and from car park, although it's only a short walk. Looking forward to next years flat season so we can return!

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Thank sunlover026
Racecourse1819, Manager at Musselburgh Racecourse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and for the lovely feedback. Next year's flat season starts with our Easter Saturday fixture (Saturday 15th April 2017) featuring The Queen's Cup so it's sure to be a great day. We hope to see you then. More 

Leven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

First time at a racecourse lovely day out even if you don,t bet on horses.It really is worth going to the races just to see the size and speed at which they travel.

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Thank billp572015
Racecourse1819, Manager at Musselburgh Racecourse, responded to this review

Wonderful. Thank you so much! Our jumps season kicks off on the 2nd November and is very different to our flat. You should come and position yourself close to one of the fences and get a real sense of the energy and power of the horses as they speed past. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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