07:21 Thursday 23rd May 2013
|Home to the world's most famous steeplechase, the Grand National, Aintree stages six National Hunt meetings a year. Despite modifications to the National Course, the race still offers the ultimate challenge to both horse and rider and attracts a massive worldwide audience. Fences the like of Becher's Brook, The Chair and The Canal Turn have helped to capture the public's imagination of the race and have become household names in their own right. The Mildmay Course stages all but four of Aintree's races and is a flat, track with two long straights. It is imperative horses are fast and accurate at their obstacles at both courses.|
Food & Drink
There are a number of excellent eateries at Aintree Racecourse including the Princess Royal Restaurant located within the newly built Princess Royal Stand giving a superb view of The Chair, Water Jump and run-in. The Sefton Rooms overlook the winning post and offers a wonderful setting to take in the atmosphere of a day at Aintree Racecourse. The Sunloch Restaurant is one of the newest restaurants at the racecourse, and offers a panorama of the entire course coupled with live entertainment for a fantastic way to experience Aintree. There are many other places to dine at the racecourse, most of which overlook the course, with both all-inclusive and alternative packages available for a variety of ways of experiencing Aintree Racecourse.
Child friendly Info
Children are free under the age of 16 and must be accompained by an adult. Children are welcome in the Tattersalls Enclosure and there is a £5.00 charge on a Saturday. For all other areas, children are charged at full price.
Disabled friendly Info
The Aintree Racecourse requests that patrons who require disabled access or facilities should contact them directly prior to visiting the venue.
There is a selection of Private Boxes and Chalets available, with a minimum of 30 people per booking.
Conference and Sponsorship
Conference bookings can be taken to cater for up to 600 delegates or even exhibitions requiring vehicular access. The team which co-ordinates the three-day Grand National Meeting will be on hand to advise on every conceivable need.
There are two licensed sites for a Civil Ceremony. Badge Buyers Line Tel: 0151 5222929 Hospitality Line Tel: 0151 5222911
Aintree is situated to the North-East of Liverpool.
Travelling from the South you will approach Aintree via the M6, M62 or M57. From the North, use the M6 and M58 and from the east the M62 and M57.
Regular services are available from most major cities to Liverpool Lime Street. There are local trains to Aintree Station, which is located two minutes away from Pedestrian Entrance.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is the closest airport to the racecourse, situated only 20 minutes away. Manchester Airport is 45 minutes away. A Landing Pad is available with prior permission from the racecourse.
Car and Coach Car Parks are available in the County Reserved Car Park and the Steeplechase and Canal Turn Car Parks, however you will be required to pre book. A free park and ride facility is signposted from the M57.
Tel: 0151 5232600
Prices vary from £17 to £90
Season Ticket: £60 (extra)
Steeplechase Enclosure: £17
Seat Badges: £20+
Blue Line: 0151 526 5050
Radcliffe Taxis: 0151 546 9999
Travel Smart: 0151 525 0803