Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse Guide

Jockey and horse in mid-race at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, with the racecourse branding visible in the background

Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse Guide

Are you heading to Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse soon? Do you need a guide to your day at the races? Well, we’ve got you covered. In this guide, racegoers can expect to find what is on at Bangor-on-Dee racecourse, how to get there, where to purchase tickets, enclosure information, what to wear, on-site bars and eateries, local accommodation, and the racecourse’s contact details. 

Keep reading to learn more about this beautiful racecourse nestled in the Welsh hills.

What’s on at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse?

So many exciting events are taking place at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse in 2024. Below, we have outlined a few that caught our attention:

DATEEVENTGATES OPENFIRST RACELAST RACE
23/04/2024Premier Hurdle Day11:30TBCTBC
18/05/2024Wrexham Day11:30TBCTBC
08/06/2024Ladies Day11:30TBCTBC
06/09/2024Charity Raceday11:30TBCTBC
29/10//2024Halloween Raceday11:30TBCTBC
13/12/2024Christmas Jumper Day11:30TBCTBC

What is the Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse Address?

The address of Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse is as follows:

Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse

Bangor-Is-Y-Coed

Wrexham

LL13 0DA

How to Get to Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse?

Below, we have provided all the information you need to arrive for your day at the races at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse.

By Road 

Arriving at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse by road is simple, being just 25 minutes away from Chester. If you are heading here by car, there is no need to worry about finding your way as the racecourse is well-signposted from the A483 Southbound. 

South and Midlands – head on the M6 and M54 at junction 3, taking the A41 to Whitchurch. Then take the A525 towards Wrexham. 

We recommend that those arriving via the guidance of a SatNav enter the postcode LL13 0DA.

Car Parking

Car parking is completely free at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse. 

If racegoers wish, there is also the option to put up gazebos in the Course Enclosure at a rate of £10.

By Rail

The closest railway station to Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse is Wrexham General. There is a free bus service that runs between the station and the racecourse on scheduled race days, too.

The bus will leave the station 90 minutes before the start of the first race and will return 20 minutes after the final race of the day.

Please note – priority bus travel will be given to rail users, so please keep hold of your tickets!

By Air

Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse also caters to those who wish to arrive by helicopter. To arrange any helicopter landings at the racecourse, please contact 01978 782 081 ahead of time to organise arrival and departure times as well as guidance to the landing area.

Where to Get Tickets?

Tickets can be purchased from the Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse website. You can also buy tickets on the day if there are still some remaining, but it’s best to secure your entry in advance. Children aged 17 and under accompanied by an adult are admitted free of charge every race day, with hospitality areas offering discounts.

Bangor-on-Dee prides itself on providing modern facilities that are accessible to everyone.

There are designated parking areas for disabled guests, and guide dogs are welcome. The track is one storey, ensuring all areas are accessible for racegoers with designated viewing areas with great views of the track and winning post. Carers may enter designated areas free of charge.

If you have any concerns or enquiries regarding accessibility, the event encourages you to contact them in advance.

Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse Enclosures

Paddock Enclosure

Get close to the pre-amble, post-race celebrations, presentations, parade ring, and more at the Paddock Enclosure. Enjoy views of the home straight, full use of the facilities, three public bars, food concessions, betting terminals, and a shop.

Open Course Enclosure

Perfect for families. Offering a large, open space to watch the action unfold on the track from, this is the ideal setting for a relaxed day at the races. Sit or stand and watch the action on the track or on the large screen TVs, ensuring you don’t miss a single minute of the action. Bring a picnic or BBQ, and your dog can even tag along for this fabulous day out at the races.

What to Wear?

Bangor-on-Dee racegoers, you will be relieved that there is no set dress code at this racecourse. It simply has seasons.

Summer

The summer months are when most racegoers love to get dressed up. However, as stated, unlike a lot of courses, this one does not have a strict dress code in its public enclosures. The advice we would give to racegoers is there is a lot of walking involved across the grass and uneven grounds, so practical footwear and clothing are always recommended.

Winter

It is a time of year when it is all about being comfy and keeping warm. Keep in mind the time of year and dress for the elements. Some ideas if you are struggling could be long boots, wellies, winter jackets, earmuffs, and hats that cover your ears.

Hospitality and restaurants

If you plan to dine in one of the hospitality enclosures or restaurants, please note that dress codes apply in these areas. No denim or trainers are permitted to be worn in these areas. 

Fancy Dress

If you attend Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse as part of a celebration such as a hen do, or a stag party, your party may consider arriving in fancy dress. If this is the case, please contact the box office, who will be able to advise.

If you are still unsure about race day attire, you may find some tips in our dedicated “What to Wear to the Races” guide, which you can find by following this link. 

Food & Drink

BYO – Bring Your Own

Racegoers are permitted to bring their own picnics (and yes, that is including alcohol) to the Open Course, alongside BBQs. These are, however, prohibited in the Paddock Enclosure.

Food Court

There is lovely food on offer at the racecourse, thanks to its new addition of a food court. Enjoy traditional fish and chips, grilled dishes, pies, and hot drinks.

Hospitality

If you have chosen a hospitality package, there is restaurant dining if you wish to enjoy a little peace and quiet or have a private dinner with your party.

Contact Details

DepartmentContact Details
General Enquiriesmail@bangorondeeraces.co.uk01244 304 610 
Tickets01244 304 631
Contact formhttps://www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk/about/contact-us/
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*Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse enquiries and ticketing are also handled by Chester Racecourse Box Office, which can be contacted by phone at 01244 304600*

Nearby Accommodation

There are several options if you are looking for accommodation near Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse. We have listed some of these below with the relevant addresses.

Holiday Inn Express at Chester Racecourse

The Racecourse, New Crane Street, CH1 2LY

01244 327900

hotel@chester-races.com

Holt Lodge Hotel

Wrexham Rd, Holt, Wrexham, LL13 9SW

01978 661002

reception@holtlodge.co.uk 

The Brows

Overton on Dee, Wrexham, LL13 0HF

07956527309

rafela@icloud.com

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