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Aintree Racecourse Enclosures

Aintree Racecourse is home to some tremendous enclosures and viewing stands that are accessible depending on which ticket has been used to gain entrance to the venue.

Different enclosures offer different viewing and vantage points and can completely tailor how you experience The Grand National Festival or any other meeting hosted by Aintree Racecourse throughout the year.

Some enclosures offer the best views of the entire racecourse, others offer specialist views of the final post, parade ring or winners’ enclosure, and others offer the easiest access to restaurants, bars and the Grandstand.

Let’s take a look at each and every enclosure Aintree Racecourse has to offer and the wonderful benefits they individually entail:

Champagne 200 Lounge

The Champagne 200 Lounge is an over 21’s Suite that includes admission to the racecourse and vouchers for champagne and racecards.

This exquisite lounge offers an impeccable base for the day with live music and entertainment and easy access to the racecourse for the races.

You must wear the badge that was sent with your Champagne 200 Lounge ticket to be permitted access to this exclusive area.

Princess Royal Seats & Gallery

The seats within the Princess Royal Stand are reservation only due to their high demand. The seats offer some of the most breath-taking views of Aintree Racecourse with close proximity to the final post.

The Gallery offers a full private bar available to only those that have reservations in the enclosure, as well as champagne and seafood concessions alongside private tote betting facilities.

There’s a large screen for race viewing if you choose to dine during the races as well as quick and easy access to the parade ring.

Seats in The Princess Royal Stand are amongst the most sought-after tickets every race day, so book well in advance to avoid disappointment. 

The Garden Club

The Garden Club is an elegant yet affordable enclosure option for making the absolute most of your Aintree racing experience.

Tickets for The Garden Club enclosure grant access to a vast array of beneficial areas from its base in the centre of the venue, including:

  • A relaxed private ground-floor bar 
  • A private first-floor bar with live entertainment
  • An outdoor balcony with brilliant views of the parade ring
  • Full access to The Festival Zone for the racing and other facilities
  • Access to The Red Rum garden with more live entertainment options
  • Live music in the Aintree Pavilion throughout the day including an artist after racing on days one and two
  • Tote betting facilities with a large screen for race viewing

Festival Zone

The Festival Zone allows racegoers to create their own perfect day at Aintree Racecourse.

With access to a multitude of areas, racegoers with tickets in The Festival Zone can design a unique experience that suits their every need and requirement, whether those needs are based around the racing, various other forms of entertainment or drinking and dining.

Based around the Tattersalls area of Aintree, The Festival Zone offers spectacular views of the closing stages of every race, including The Grand National, as well as viewing options for the parade ring and winners’ enclosure.

If you’re hoping to relax and socialise, the Red Rum Garden is the perfect area for you, while those that prefer constant music, entertainment and betting facilities on their race days will choose the Irish bar and Aintree Pavilion.

West Tip Seats

We can’t always trust the British weather, especially in the late Spring, so a covered seat along the home straight can leave you feeling smug if the weather doesn’t side with the occasion.

You won’t be stuck indoors if the weather is as wonderful as we hope, either, as you’ll still have access to The Red Rum Garden and The Irish Bar with live entertainment throughout the day.

Your covered West Tip seat offers fantastic views of Aintree Racecourse, as well as viewing access of the parade ring and winners’ enclosure. Your enclosure also has a private bar, private toilets and tote betting facilities.

Platinum Lounge

Make the most of your Aintree experience with a ticket to The Platinum Lounge – one of Aintree’s most comprehensive and luxurious race day experiences.

The Platinum Lounge at Aintree provides a birds-eye view of the final post and unrivalled views of the racecourse in a covered seating area in case the weather isn’t playing ball.

If the sun is out and you’re looking to bask in the glorious atmosphere that comes with it, you also have access to the Red Rum Garden which offers live entertainment throughout the day.

Tickets to The Platinum Lounge Enclosure also offer Live music in the Aintree Pavilion throughout the day with a named artist act after the racing and tote betting facilities with a large screen for viewing.

Princess Royal

The Princess Royal Enclosure makes for a magnificent day at Aintree with exceptional viewing, drinking and dining options.

A ticket in The Princess Royal Stand entitles you to reserved seats close to the action, with incredible views of the racecourse and finishing post, as well as Champagne and seafood concessions although these are unfortunately not included in the price.

Included in your ticket price is viewing access to the parade ring and winners’ enclosure, designated tote betting facilities, a complimentary racecard and access to The Red Rum Garden and The Pavilion for live entertainment.

Earl Of Derby

The Earl Of Derby terraced enclosure provides an excellent base for the day next to the horsewalk with spectacular views of Aintree Racecourse up close to the racing.

As well as fantastic positioning, The Earl Of Derby Stand and enclosure offers viewing access of the parade ring and winners’ enclosure, as well as access to The Red Rum Garden and The Aintree Pavilion for exemplary all-day-long entertainment.

Queen Mother

The Queen Mother Stand is the most central enclosure of Aintree, arguably providing the greatest views of the racecourse from the centre of the riveting atmosphere.

Seats in The Queen Mother Stand are partially covered in case of adverse weather conditions and offer enviable views of the finishing post. This is where you want to be when the champion of The Grand National is decided.

As well as unparalleled views, tickets for The Queen Mother enclosure provide access to The Red Rum Garden, The Aintree Pavilion and tote betting facilities.

Lord Sefton

The Lord Sefton Stand is a magnificent terrace located next to the horsewalk with close proximity to the wash-down area and the racecourse.

As well as exceptional views of the racecourse, tickets for The Lord Sefton Stand and enclosure also grant access to The Red Rum Garden with live music throughout the day, The Aintree Pavilion with a live artist after each of the first two race days, and private tote betting facilities.

Lord Daresbury Roof

Last but not least is The Lord Daresbury Roof, which offers superb birds-eye views of the racecourse, located directly above the winning post with a private balcony.

As well as this first-class vantage point of the racing for events like The Grand National meeting, racing enthusiasts with tickets for The Lord Daresbury Roof are also granted access to The Red Rum Garden with live music all day long and The Aintree Pavilion with a live act after each of the first two race days on Thursday and Friday.

The Lord Daresbury Roof also offers tote betting facilities with a large screen to monitor the races as they unfold.