Musselburgh Racecourse
Musselburgh Racecourse
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 27 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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Ross Koppel
Scotland32 contributions
Jun 2022
First time doing hospitality at Musselburgh Race Course for my Dad's birthday and was worth every penny! The service from Hollie & her team in hospitality was exceptional. They were all so friendly & helpful and nothing was a problem. The quality of the food was so good, and having the afternoon touch a few hours after the main meal was a really nice added touch. if you're looking for a brilliant day/night out and wondering whether to spend the extra on hospitality....do it!!
Written 7 July 2022
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Eileen B
Inverness, UK7 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Fantastic day out. Beautifully kept race course in all areas. Food in the Epperston suite was wonderful and the chef coped admirably with the allergies in our group. Will definitely be back. .
Written 30 June 2022
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Julie Wallace
East Lothian, UK18 contributions
Jun 2022 • Business
We had a great afternoon at the races yesterday, exciting races, good food and great service. Special shout out to Craig in hospitality, who went above and beyond on service. Will be back soon!
Written 30 June 2022
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Pamalama
Glasgow, UK206 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
I last reviewed in 2017 as being hugely positive and 5 years later nothing has changed for the negative. As 3 couples that visit yearly this is our favourite day out on the first week in June. The staff throughout the course from entering, those serving in the bars etc are always helpful and extremely friendly.
We always book a picnic table in a dedicated area and take our own food which makes it easier and there is always a good atmosphere. There were Gin, PIMMS, Prosecco and Beer stalls right next to us with a main tented bar a 2 minute walk. We never had to queue for more than a minute. Toilet facilities are excellent too. Musselburgh is a beautiful course with a very friendly atmosphere.
Written 12 June 2022
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Brianthelion
Birmingham, UK2,286 contributions
Mar 2022
Very enjoyable day at the last NH meeting of the season. My first visit here and very impressed. Much better than many other courses I have visited. Really good staff too. Reasonable priced champagne too! Excellent.
Written 28 March 2022
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Thanks so much Brian. We really appreciate your kind words.
Written 23 May 2022
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wanda3
Glasgow, United Kingdom9 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
Lovey racecourse, the layout is well thought out with everything on hand, easy access to the parade ring & track, good racing & all run very efficiently with excellent catering facilities & friendly helpful staff! All in all suffice to say, if Carlsberg did race days!!
Written 26 February 2022
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Wonderful to hear. Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and for your kind words.
Written 8 March 2022
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Angela P
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Couples
Absolouty lovey day at the races, the food stalls are great and the prices are very reasonable, the staff within and the greeting staff were all really nice and helpful, we had a great experience and cannot wait to go back
Written 6 February 2022
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Thank you so much. It's brilliant to get such lovely feedback. I will be sure to share with the team. Thanks again.
Written 8 March 2022
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Nicole S
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Family
Went to the fireworks display here this year and it was not disabled friendly.
Instead of allowing disabled visitors to use the allocated disabled parking on Linkfield Road/Millhill, instead I had to use a carpark down Balcarres Road which was a fair distance away. I assume this was due to them wanting the shows and entertainment to be in a more prominent location to the inconvenience of their disabled visitors.
The racecourse did allow me to borrow an electric wheelchair but only after I rang and complained at the inaccessible event.
I implore Musselburgh Racecourse to think again and issue an apology to its disabled patrons. I know I am not the only one with this complaint as I have heard of others who could not attend due to this.
Written 10 November 2021
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Olly13538
Cheshire, UK246 contributions
Aug 2021
My first visit since 1998. We had a horse running so made the trip to Musselburgh. It's a lovely course and was just as nice this time around although this time we were in the owners enclosure.
They have moved the owners car park because of covid and it's quite a walk from the course but they do have a shuttle that takes you from the car park to the entrance.
Free tea, coffee and fantastic shortbread throughout the day.
Owners get a two course meal that was excellent.
Viewing for owners was also good
The only negative was out horses didn't win but we can't blame Musselburgh for that
Written 27 August 2021
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swampbeastie
Accrington, UK310 contributions
Jul 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed two days racing here, my first visit since the early 80s. Friendly, helpful staff both when planning my visit and when on course. The complimentary shuttle bus from the car park to the turnstiles was a nice touch too. Covid precautions seemed to be working well and we felt very safe. Let's have a proper Festival Meeting here?
Written 8 July 2021
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  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM