About the Grand National, Aintree
The Grand National is the most prestigious horse races on the UK calendar and located in Aintree, on the outskirts of Liverpool, attracts visitors from all over the world. First run in 1839 the four mile run sees horses and their riders jump 30 fences including Becher’s Brook, The Chair and Canal Turn, names that have become infamous in their own right.
Visit Aintree and where the biggest name in horseracing, Red Rum, became one of the most famous horse in history. Soak up the atmosphere on Lady’s Day, spoil yourself with the numerous hospitality packages available or put a bet on the winning the horse as part of the big event. If you’re a keen racing fan or just a spectator wanting to experience the ultimate day at the races, the Grand National is the place to be.
Helpful information about the Grand National, Aintree
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is the nearest to Aintree and only a twenty-minute drive away from the racecourse. Ticket prices vary throughout the three days, ranging from around £30 for entry to the general stalls, through to in £100 for some of the best seats available. Hospitality packages cost considerably more but if you’re entertaining clients, or treating the family to something a little special check the website for more details.
With 2017 tickets already selling fast, many having sold out, it is best to book as early as possible. Take time to explore the official website for the best package to suit both your budget and your needs. If unsure or you have any special requirements, then the bookings team are available to answer any questions.
Where to stay in Aintree for the Grand National
If you are planning to visit the Grand National, choose from rental apartments, houses, flats, studios, boats and B&B's near to Aintree Racecourse. Whether you are looking to rent an apartment in Aintree or travel from nearby Liverpool, trains run frequently from the city only taking 15 minutes, making it easy to arrive at the Grand National. Check out our accommodation in Liverpool.
Things to do near the Grand National, Aintree
With Aintree being just a short ride away from Liverpool City Centre you will find plenty to see away from your time at the races. Take a tour of the city with the Explorer busses or walking tours. Catch a Premiership Football game at the famous Anfield Stadium, home to Liverpool FC. Discover where it all began for the legendary Beatles at both the Casbah Coffee Club and the world famous Cavern Club, where regular live music is still available or just enjoy the various nightlife Liverpool has to offer.
More information about the Grand National
For more information about the Grand National: buying tickets, hospitality, executive boxes, history of the Grand National, the Grand Opening Day, Ladies Day or Grand National Day check the official website here. For further information on the course or previous winners check here.
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