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“Hot Sunny Day and The Beach Boys”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of York Racecourse

York Racecourse
Ranked #25 of 200 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Standish, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
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“Hot Sunny Day and The Beach Boys”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We travelled to York to see the Beach Boys at the Racecourse on a very hot and sunny July evening.The racecourse is beautifully situated and very well organised.Staff were helpful and pleasant.We had County Stand tickets but decided to forego that area and positioned ourselves on the barrier in front of the stage.Drinks were rather pricey but expected and the concert was superb as the Beach Boys are such a professional group.
I had anticipated a nightmare for traffic on the exit but everything was organised superbly so no delays.
Oh yes the racing........didn't lose any money so excellent!

Visited July 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Very Hot Summers Raceday”
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Loved the racing and had lots of admiration for the bar staff, who were dealing with extremely large queues of race goers in exacting temperatures.
Downside was the stewarding of the event. Everyone for our stand was marshalled through one entrance, but nobody at the other side of the entrance was there to guide the race goers on. This resulted in a mass of people arriving for the first race, all huddled in the tunnel entrance, assuming that was it, the course was full and that they could go no further. The build up of people in that area, on an extremely hot day, was ridiculous.
During the afternoon, people started to find their own spaces, further on in the course.
This whole affair could have been avoided with more effective stewarding and spoiled what was potentially a good day out .

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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“racing and band”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We went as a birthday treat, its worth paying the bit extra to get in the county stand as people are a bit better dressed and you have more choices of areas, we booked into the gimcrack restaurant and had a lovely meal but you have to pre book. Also after the racing we watched WET WET WET, which was included in the price which was good value.

York is a great race course and we will be returning.

Visited July 2014
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northampton
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“Music showday with the races”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Amazing day 1st time at the races a lot to take in but when your in the swing of things a fantastic experience, followed by a fantastic gig. would highly reccomend to give it a try, just amazing.

Visited July 2014
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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“Music Day Great!”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

been last few years, love it great day out ! was very busy this year though, got bored queuing to put bet on towards the end as couldn't get near one for the queues, same with toilets1

Visited July 2014
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