A day out at the Grand National is the highlight of every horse racing lover’s calendar. With tens of thousands of spectators flocking to Aintree each year, it pays to plan ahead in order to get the view you want.

There are limited numbers of reserved seating and the type of ticket you purchase will determine which areas you have access to, so think about where you want to be before buying.

Steeplechase Enclosure

The Grand National Steeplechase Enclosure offers a unique experience for racegoers who want to experience all the thrill of the biggest race on the National Hunt calendar without worrying too much about dress codes. It is also the most affordable enclosure.

Although there is no access from the Steeplechase Enclosure to the Parade Ring side of the track, the site has been set up to offer an atmosphere of its very own, with dedicated concessions, large-screen viewing and close-up trackside views of the first few fences.

Tattersalls Enclosure

The Grand National Tattersalls Enclosure is by far the largest area and includes access to the Winner’s Enclosure and the Parade Ring as well as entertainment in the vibrant Red Rum Garden.

The Aintree mound offers raised viewing for the later stages of the race, while the West Tip seats can be reserved for a price, meaning guaranteed views of the last fence all day.

Lord Sefton and East of Derby Stands

These stands offer two tiers of viewing in the lower and upper stands, as well as terraced in front. Overlooking the Parade Ring on either side, spectators also have access to the private saddle bars.

The stands are the highest viewing areas on the entire course, while the terraces are perfect for thrill-seekers who want to get to the heart of the action.

County Stand

It’s standing room only in the County Stand, but with a perfect view of the finishing line and a big screen, you won’t miss a thing. Access to other areas, such as the Parade Ring, is also permitted to County Stand badge holders.

Princess Royal Stand and Queen Mother Stand

Both the Princess Royal Stand and the Queen Mother Stand offer two ticket options – standing room on the rooftop terrace or seated in the main grandstand.

The Queen Mother Stand is situated just past the winning post for excellent views and all seating is undercover. The Princess Royal Stand nestles in between two of the most famous jumps – the Chair and the Water Jump – and has mostly covered seating.

Platinum County Lounge

A dedicated VIP lounge with premium concessions and a private entrance, the Platinum County Lounge is ideal for those who want to experience a luxurious day at the races. Tickets include reserved covered seating in the County Stand and access to premium facilities including two private bars.

Each area has its own dedicated bookmakers ready to take your bets and a series of food and drink stalls, bars and restaurants. All food or drinks must be purchased on-site.