Can I walk the course?

Don’t miss the opportunity to walk the famous course during your visit [subject to ground conditions]. See some of the famous fences and really appreciate the challenge that is the Grand National course. N.B Full walk not available to Steeplechase ticket holders. Course walk is only available at the Grand National meeting.

Dress Code

Although there is no official dress code, smart is preferable and is often adopted

Car Parking

There is free car parking available at Aintree on non Grand National meetings. For the Grand National Festival there is limited car parking for a fee at the racecourse. The easiest way of reaching Aintree is by rail, with Aintree Station directly opposite the racecourse. Parking needs to be pre-booked and is not available for purchase on the day. Parking can be booked by calling our Booking Line on 0344 579 3001. Other than Steeplechase and County Car Parking, there is no other car parking in and around Aintree Racecourse. Buses, taxis, private hire and trains all operate to Aintree and special arrangements have been made for them. Please see the sections relating to train, taxi and bus travel for more information on these services.

How to get to Aintree


From South Leave M6 at J21A and join M62 west. Leave M62 at J6 to join M57, follow signs for races. From North Leave M6 at J26 and join M58, follow signs for races.

From Mersey Tunnels follow signs for Preston, then for A59, then signs for races.

The main entrance to the racecourse via Grand National Avenue is just off Ormskirk Road (A59). Plese use this entrance for conference and events. For Sat Nav users, please enter the postcode L9 5AS.

The entrance to the Aintree Golf Centre is on Aintree Road, Melling, Liverpool. For Sat Nav users, please enter the postcode L9 5AB


The easiest way to reach Aintree is by train. The nearest mainline station to Aintree is Liverpool Lime Street. Liverpool Central Station is just a short walk from Lime Street, where you can catch a train to Aintree. Aintree Station is directly opposite the racecourse, where regular trains run every 15 minutes on racedays (more frequently during The Randox Health Grand National Festival). Use the route planner below to find out train times

Contact us for more information or call us on 01484 539432


AR Events Ltd
4 Railway Street

Tel: 01484 539432
Email: info@arevents.co.uk