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Cartmel Racecourse

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Fantastic small racecourse. Great atmosphere that extends into the village. No racecourse quite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
petehenham
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Reading, United Kingdom
August meeting

A super family day out. Free parking. Fair ground. Hospitality tent. Lots of fast food outlets... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eastham2768
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Racing has been taking place at Cartmel since 1856. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful English Lake District, Cartmel Races rekindles the spirit of the original steeplechases, attracting large crowds who gather within the centre of the...more
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

13 of us a mixed group of people ranging from 64 until the youngest 6. We all had a fab time the 6 children all enjoyed the small funfair and the family atmosphere. We had took our own drink and food which we were glad...More

5  Thank Julie H
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

Ive never taken my kids here and never will.this place starts out ok but when you get towards the last race the atmosphere has changed a lot due to the amount of alcohol that has been consumed.its not unusual to find someone drunk and passed...More

7  Thank Ken J
JGarratt2016, Manager at Cartmel Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Ken, We've only recently accessed trip Advisor for administrative purposes - so this response is very late. I hope that you get to see it and that it may be helpful to other readers. We do pride ourselves on being a very family friendly, fun...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic small racecourse. Great atmosphere that extends into the village. No racecourse quite like this. There’s no grandstand as such and therefore not much by way of facilities. But the centre of the course is laid out as if for a carnival with lots of...More

Thank petehenham
CartmelRacecourse, Public Relations Manager at Cartmel Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Pete, Thank you for reviewing our course and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere. As you mention, the majority of our raceday facilities are temporary structures due to the nature of the venue but we always try to ensure that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A super family day out. Free parking. Fair ground. Hospitality tent. Lots of fast food outlets. Lovely location.More

Thank Eastham2768
CartmelRacecourse, Public Relations Manager at Cartmel Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning, many thanks for the complimentary review of your experience at Cartmel this summer. We hope to see you again next summer. If you would like to take advantage of our discounted advanced admission tickets, they are now available online via our website. Regards,...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Wanted to come here for years and finally got the chance for the 1st July race day. Having loved the look of the course on the tv I was thinking I may be leading to disappointment, this was not the case as what the cameras...More

1  Thank James G
CartmelRacecourse, Public Relations Manager at Cartmel Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear James, Thank you for such a lovely review of our Racecourse and of your experience at Cartmel this summer. We are so glad to hear that your visit did not disappoint and that you enjoyed the atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018

14 of us hired a tent over the bank holiday weekend. Its an excellent idea. Plenty of seats and a table. We were lucky with the weather which helps. We took out own BBQ and drinks and was thoroughly enjoyable. Nice toilets - much nicer...More

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CartmelRacecourse, Public Relations Manager at Cartmel Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Dear Carrie, Thankyou for taking the time to review your day at Cartmel Races. It sounds like you and your party had a lovely day in one of our party tents, enjoying your Barbecue and drinks! If you feel like you have experienced exceptional service...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Visited Cartmel Races as a group of 16 family amd friends for my Wife's birthday on Saturday 25th August. We hired one of the party tents and everyone had a fantastic time and commented how much they enjoyed. The racecourse itself is superb and the...More

Thank henstock86
CartmelRacecourse, Public Relations Manager at Cartmel Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Dear Henstock86, Thanks for your review of your day at Cartmel races. We're pleased that you enjoyed being in one of our party tents with your wife and extended group for her birthday. We have noted your comment about the volume of the commentary and...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018

Well worth a visit. Fun for all the family either horse enthusiast or just looking for just a day out. Horses. fun fair, stalls, picnics encouraged plus alcohol and dogs welcomed. We chose pay little extra for paddock area so we could watch horses and...More

Thank cornellritaann
CartmelRacecourse, Public Relations Manager at Cartmel Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely review of your day at Cartmel Races. We aim to make the day fun for everyone so we are glad that you found that to be the case. Many people enjoy the fact that children and even dogs are warmly...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Had a great weekend at Cartmel, first time there and me and my family had a great experience. i would highly recommend the tents that you can rent especially with having young children and with the English weather changing constantly it is good to have....More

Thank david m
CartmelRacecourse, Public Relations Manager at Cartmel Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Dear David, Thank you for your kind review of your day at Cartmel. We are really pleased to hear that your family had a great experience and that you found the big screen viewing to be perfectly positioned. If you feel like you have experienced...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Never been to the races....nearly 60! What a place to have your first experience of horse racing Cartmel - a little off the beaten track, is set in beautiful surroundings in the southern Lake District not far from Lancaster and Morecombe. We’ll sign posted and...More

Thank Andrew S
CartmelRacecourse, Public Relations Manager at Cartmel Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Dear Andrew, Thank you for your kind review of Cartmel Racecourse. We are pleased to hear that you chose Cartmel as your introduction to racing and that you found the relaxed nature to your liking. We hope to welcome you back again next year -...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018

I had heard great things about this racecourse so I was very excited to visit it during bank holiday weekend. Lovely atmosphere with a big fun fair, live band, dogs are welcome and a good variety of food options to choose from, you can even...More

Thank Gazteorio
CartmelRacecourse, Public Relations Manager at Cartmel Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments Gazteorio. We are glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere and particularly that you enjoyed being able to get close to the rail to watch the horses. We would be delighted to see you again on our campsite next year....More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

My husband & I are National Hunt Racing fans so just had to attend a race meeting here on our visit to Cumbria over the Bank Holiday. It’s a lovely little course & I really enjoyed being able to get close to the jumps which...More

Thank Elaine P
CartmelRacecourse, Public Relations Manager at Cartmel Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Dear Elaine, Thank you for your review and as fans of national hunt racing, we are pleased that you enjoyed your day with us. We have created a structured traffic management system to aid the traffic flow so are pleased to hear that you experienced...More

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bigianCambridge
25 August 2018|
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Response from CartmelRacecourse | Property representative |
Hi there. Thanks for your question. You will be able to book a motorhome camping package when our 2019 tickets are released later this autumn. Please sign upto our mailing list on our website to be the first to find... More
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Marc B
25 August 2018|
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Response from Totalpost | Reviewed this property |
Depends whether you want to park for free or not as both options available on their web site. For picnics, a Gazebo is allowed but not next to the rails or when the wind is strong. Recommendation is to arrive early and... More
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Julie C
23 August 2018|
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Response from CartmelRacecourse | Property representative |
Hi, The e-tickets are sold as a print at home ticket to avoid any potential problems on the day therefore we do ask that e-tickets are pre-printed rather than shown on a mobile phone. Thanks CR Team
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