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Chester Racecourse, Chester: 7 reviews and 17 photos

by sandysmith

The racecourse is one of the oldest in Britain and you can get a good view of it during the circuit of the walls.

The home of Chester Races is the beautiful 65-acre Roodee- the "Sweet rood of Chester" (Gascoigne 1575)- whose curious name derives from the Saxon Rood- a cross and the Norse suffix Eye- meaning an island- literally 'The Island of the Cross'.

In Saxon times, the waters of the Dee covered the whole of this area with the exception of a small island upon which stood a stone cross, the stump of which you may still see in the middle of the racecourse today.

Address: Chester CH1 2LY
Phone: +44 1244 304600
Website: http://www.chester-races.co.uk/

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  • Updated Nov 2, 2002
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