Bangor-on-Dee lies just 25 minutes from Chester and is well-signed from the main A483 southbound. From the South and Midlands, take the M6 and M54 (j3) then the A41 to Whitchurch and finally the A525 towards Wrexham.
If you are using a SatNav, the postcode LL13 0DA should be used.
Car parking is free at Bangor-on-Dee racecourse. Racegoers can erect gazebos out in the Course Enclosure. They are chargeable at £10 per gazebo.
Wrexham General Station is the closest to the Racecourse and a free bus service operates from the Racecourse on scheduled racedays. The bus leaves the station 90 minutes before the first race. Be sure to check race times before planning your travel by bus from the Station. Priority will be given to rail users, please keep your ticket.
For helicopter landings, you must contact the racecourse on 01978 782 081 to plan in arrival / departure times and be guided on landing area.
Like fashion, the dress code at Bangor-on-Dee has seasons. The summer season is a time when many racegoers like to dress up, including the donning of hats, however, at Bangor-on-Dee, unlike a lot of courses, we have no strict dress code in our public enclosures.
In winter, it’s especially important to be comfortable and dress for the elements so you will often see racegoers in long boots or even wellingtons, winter jackets and ear-warming hats.
If you are planning on dining in one of our hospitality facilities or restaurants, please note that denim and trainers aren’t permitted.
If you are attending racing as part of a celebration (say Hen or Stag party) and are planning on wearing fancy dress, please contact box office and who can provide you with further advice.
Depending on the type of admission booked, you will have a ticket or a swing-badge. The latter should be prominently displayed - usually from a button hole or a handbag strap - so that it can be readily seen by officials.
A good deal of walking is involved is part and parcel for any racecourse visit, often on grassy ground so be practical when it comes to footwear and dressing for the elements.
Chester Race Company has a proactive attitude to catering for disabled racegoers.
At Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse we pride ourselves in providing modern facilities for all racegoers. Limited hard-standing parking is available in the car park, facilitating easy access to the turnstiles. Alternatively, there are designated accessible car parking areas in all car parks.
The Racecourse is single storey, making all public areas easily accessible to disabled racegoers.
A designated viewing area have been established in the Paddock enclosure that gives particularly good views of the track and winning post.
Aide dogs are welcome.
Disabled racegoers will be charged the standard ticket price, but if they are accompanied by a carer, the carer may enter designated areas free of charge. No accessibility statement produced – need to check if required.
Should you have access requirements, it is advisable to call the Box Office on 01978 780 323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of your visit.
There are two enclosures to choose from at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, along with a number of pre-bookable restaurant packages and private hospitality options.
Enclosure tickets start at just £7 for adults on the Open Course, whilst Paddock Enclosure tickets cost just £17 in advance of the raceday. Please be aware that hospitality orders and enclosure ticket purchases are subject to a £2.50 web sales booking fee per transaction.
On selected fixtures an all-inclusive Punters Package will be available at the cost of just £25 per person and can only be bought in advance.
Subject to availability, enclosure tickets can be purchased at the gate. If you choose to purchase your tickets on the day both Open Course and Paddock Enclosure tickets will be subject to a £3 increment, but will not be subject to a booking fee. Both cash and card payments are accepted on each entrance to the course.
You can read about each enclosure in detail on the website. Alternatively, call our Box Office on 01978 780 323.
A hospitality package starts from just £51 +VAT per person (based on a hospitality package within the Wynnstay Restaurant on selected racedays). Our Hospitality Team are on hand to help you choose the best package and can even build a bespoke option for your party, depending on requirements. Please call the team on 01978 782 083.
Upgrades on the day are available. Please be advised that you must adhere to the dress code applicable in the enclosure you wish to upgrade. Available places are issued on a first come first served basis.
To view the full facilities map, click here.
Getting a group of friends together for racing can be a lot of fun and can create lots of lovely memories.
For every 10 Paddock Enclosure tickets purchased, you will receive one additional ticket in the same enclosure free of charge through our 'Buy 10 Tickets - Get One Free' scheme. When buying online, if you wish to take advantage of the offer, please place 10 tickets in your basket and the Box Office will add the extra ticket to your order free of charge and process the complimentary ticket during fulfilment.
For further information and to purchase your tickets over the phone, please call the Box Office on 01978 780 323.
Children aged 17 and under who are accompanied by an adult are admitted free of charge every raceday at Bangor-on-Dee across all enclosures. Hospitality places for children are available at a discounted price. Please speak to the Hospitality team for more information.
There are ample opportunities to indulge when you get to Bangor-on-Dee with a variety of different food and drink concessions on offer.
Within the Open Course, we are happy for racegoers to bring picnics (including alchohol) to the Open Course and BBQs are permitted, however we ask that you are considerate to other racegoers when operating a BBQ. Racegoers are prohibited from taking picnics or alcohol into the Paddock Enclosure.
The Paddock Enclosure food court offers racegoers a range of food and beverage options to choose from. There's something for every appetite including The Grill, Stable Door and Traditional Fish & Chips.
Alternatively, you could upgrade your day and enjoy a Hospitality Package. Restaurant dining at Bangor is often a nice way to escape the elements and if you’ve purchased an admission ticket, you can often upgrade to a restaurant by paying the difference before your visit.
Whilst cards are accepted at most of our vendors, for betting and refreshments, it is advisable to bring cash with you. Food and bevarage concessions accept contactless payments. There are three cashpoints situated on course. A Cashpoint is located in the Wynnstay. There is a charge to use the machines and a minimum withdrawal of £20 is required.
An official Bangor-on-Dee racecard contains all the information you could possibly need for your raceday. Racecards are available to purchase from selected vendors throughout the course priced at just £3.
Betting Bangor Tote is very simple and easy to understand. The ‘live information’ screens around the course and close to every betting position give you an indication of how much you could win. These ‘odds’ are shown to a £1 stake and are a live estimate of the likely Racecourse Price (RP). The confirmed RP is generated as soon as the race finishes so as soon as your horse wins, and the official result has been announced, take your winning ticket to any Bangor Tote position where the operator will scan it and pay you your winnings.
If you’d consider yourself a betting novice, why not ask our friendly Bangor Tote staff for some advice, they’d be happy to help explain odds and suggest some fun bets for you to place.