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Musselburgh Racecourse

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Address: Linkfield Road, Musselburgh EH21 7RG, Scotland
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+44 131 665 2859
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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Musselburgh Racecourse is a Visit Scotland 5 Star venue and named one of...

Musselburgh Racecourse is a Visit Scotland 5 Star venue and named one of their top-rated visitor attractions offering fantastic value days out for all ages. With 29 race meetings a year there is always something to look forward whether you are looking for our Sell out Ladies Day, or great value Family days, with loads of free entertainment for children or the perfect stag or hen night at our Party Nights! We can offer a choice or places to eat and drink at the racecourse catering for all budgets.

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LOVELY COMPACT RACECOURSE

I visited Musselburgh last September to see two of my horses run ( they finished 3rd and 4th!) I couldn't get over how hospitable everyone was, compared with a lot of racecourses... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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doncaster
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited Musselburgh last September to see two of my horses run ( they finished 3rd and 4th!) I couldn't get over how hospitable everyone was, compared with a lot of racecourses further south. I had lunch in the owners and trainers dining room and the meal was superb. I can't wait to visit this wonderful little course again in... More 

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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable day with young children. Went for the family day and with face paints,rides and bouncy castles it's a different type of day. Kids also enjoyed cheering on their horse as you can get reasonably close to the track. If you pick a few winners your day will pay for itself. Will be back later on in the year.

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Racecourse1819, Manager at Musselburgh Racecourse, responded to this review

Wonderful Allan. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks, Aisling More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We were on the fish and chip package yesterday, nothing on website to say that the package is outdoors and with a temperature of 4 degrees it was freezing. Should be made clear on website. Only place to get warm is in the bars with grossly overpriced drinks. Facilities are very disappointing.

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Thank Douglas B
Racecourse1819, Manager at Musselburgh Racecourse, responded to this review

Hi Douglas, Thank you for your review and comments. We're very disappointed to read your thoughts regarding our Fish and Chip package. This is our most popular package and is firm favourite with our racegoers. We have taken your comments on board and will be updating our website accordingly to make sure our package information is a clear as possible.... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Never fails to impress have taken friends racing who have shown no interest in the sport and have come away yearning for their next experience ,loved the Buzz and just happy go lucky feeling and inexpensive a days entertainment can be.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Visited for first time and impressed. Staff lovely nd helpful. We were in owner nd trainers suite nd although crowded mainly because it was a tad nippy outside hospitality very good. The man on Tote friendly nd seemed to enjoy his job. Had a lovely meal nd wine too well served in beautiful surroundings. Plenty of bookies on hand but... More 

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Thank 186478Marilyn
Racecourse1819, Manager at Musselburgh Racecourse, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind thoughts. It's great to read and I'll be sure to pass onto the entire team especially our Owners & Trainers team. We look forward to welcoming you again to Musselburgh Races soon. Thanks, Aisling (Marketing Manager) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This was our first time at Musselburgh races even though we once used to live in Musselburgh. A great day, we received a detailed induction from the young lady at the turnstile as we had a package ticket. A quick walk around gave us our bearings and we were set for the day. All the bookies were helpful and understanding... More 

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Racecourse1819, Manager at Musselburgh Racecourse, responded to this review

Wonderful to read. Will be sure to look into the seating and see what we can do. Thanks again for your kind words. Very much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our New Year's Day visit to the races. Didn't back any winners but what an impressive course & facilities. Well priced bars & decent food options. Nice surroundings too. Great being able to get there by bus even on a public holiday. Will be back soon.

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Racecourse1819, Manager at Musselburgh Racecourse, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic feedback. The team will be very happy to read your comments. We're looking forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks again. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Visited Musselburgh races quite frequent , enjoyable weekend away if you combine overnight stay along with race day at Drummour holiday park only 5 min away or 25 min walk, They offer accommodation that's fantastic in one of there many bothy's reasonably priced around £45 per night ( king size bed) tv fridge toilet wash facilities, other bothy's sleep up... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Great day out for everyone. Kids can enjoy there own special events meetings and other days that is on throughout the year. Food,beer and horses what more do you want!

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Thank bigfrodo24
Racecourse1819, Manager at Musselburgh Racecourse, responded to this review

Fantastic - great to read. We love putting on a raceday and it's wonderful to have such lovely feedback. Yes, we have lots for the kids especially on our family days. Our next family day 25th July 2017. Remember kids go free! Thanks again. I'll be sure to pass your review onto the team. More 

Streetly United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic day at Musselburgh Races ....I have to say the best facilities at any racecourse I have personally visited. The staff were very friendly and helpful ...food was ok ....drink was good and we will definitely return again !

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Thank Chris E
Racecourse1819, Manager at Musselburgh Racecourse, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you Chris. It's fantastic to read such great feedback. We're looking forward to welcoming you to Musselburgh again in the near future. More 

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