Aintree Racecourse is located in Aintree, Sefton, England, about 9 kilometres from Liverpool. This venue is home to the annual Grand National steeplechase as well as the Topham Chase, Fox Hunters' Chase, Grand Sefton Handicap Chase and Becher Chase. The racecourse opened in 1829 and is currently owned by Jockey Club Racecourses. In its early years, numerous flat races took place, and steeplechasing was introduced to the venue in 1836. Both the fields and facilities have been modified over the years. There are 16 steeplechase fences, many of which, such as the Foinavon, Canal Turn and Becher's Brook, have become well known. To watch the jockeys and horses compete, purchase tickets to Aintree Racecourse events at StubHub.
Is parking available?
The racecourse has an on-site parking lot that can accommodate up to 1,800 vehicles. Parking is free for some events. For major Aintree Racecourse events, parking is available only to those who prepurchase permits, and permits can be difficult to come by.
How can I get to the racecourse via public transportation?
Taking the train can be convenient, as the Aintree Station is right across the street from the venue. The Aintree Station is connected to the Liverpool Central Station. If you're taking the bus, the local 300, 310 and 345 all travel close to the racecourse.
What types of Aintree Racecourse tickets can I choose from?
General admission tickets come with access to open seating within select grandstands and access to all public areas. For access to the Champagne 200 Lounge and a ticket for a glass of Champagne, you'll have to get a special ticket and badge. Another special ticket is for the Princess Royal Seats & Gallery, which is close to the finishing post and comes with access to a private bar, high-end concessions and big-screen viewing. Several other enclosures available with premium tickets include the Festival Zone - Tattersalls, the Platinum Lounge and the Princess Royal Roof.
Can I bring in my own food and drink?
Outside food for picnics is not allowed at the racecourse, and you may not bring in alcohol. If you wish to eat whilst enjoying the festivities, visit one of the food stands or on-site restaurants. Food stands sell curry, pizza, burgers, noodles and lots more. The restaurants - Grand National Dining & Hospitality, Princess Royal Restaurant and Golden Miller Restaurant - offer views of the racecourse.
Do children need tickets to enter the racecourse?
Children under 18 who are visiting the general admission areas do not need their own tickets.Back to Top