Chester Racecourse will soon be opening its doors for another weekend of horse-racing.

The Grosvenor Shopping Centre Ladies Evening is on Friday, June 24 followed by the Matthew Clark Midsummer Meeting on Saturday, June 25 and tickets are being snapped up fast.

If you want to be a part of the action but can't quite afford a ticket for one of the main enclosures, then you don't have to miss out.

Here's a list of places you can go to watch this year's festival if you're working to a tight budget.

The Walls

Views of Chester racecourse from the city walls

Every year, scores of people take to The Walls which overlook the racecourse to watch all of the action.

You get a great view of the home straight and don't have to pay a penny to soak up the atmosphere.

The only downside is if the heavens open, you may get drenched as there is no shelter.

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Your own home

Sometimes the most simple ideas are the best.

Channel 4 shows the May Festival every year with really good coverage of the three days.

So if the weather isn't the best and you've not got a ticket, you can watch from the comfort of your own home.

The bookies

Boodles Ladies Day of the Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse 2015

The bookmakers in Chester will be showing the races on their TV screens so you could watch all of the action while placing a few bets.

Local betting shops include:

Ladbrokes, 51 Northgate St, Chester, CH1 2HQ

William Hill, Frodsham St, Chester, Cheshire CH1 3JL

Coral, 27 Watergate St, City Centre, Chester CH1 2LB

Corbett Sports, 42 Watergate Street, Chester, CH1 2LA

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The Open Course

Views of the open course at Chester Racecourse

If you are wanting to step inside the racecourse, the cheapest option would be the open course.

Admission is £10 and you are welcome to bring in a picnic to enjoy in the designated picnic area.

Each person is also welcome to bring in a moderate amount of alcohol with their picnic via the car park entrance.

Alcohol is not permitted into the open course on foot.

To book tickets for the open course, click here.

Where will you be watching the race action from? Let us know in the comments section below.