A Guide To Grand National Enclosures & Stands

Thinking of attending the Grand National and curious about the various enclosures and stands? Our guide below will tell you everything you need to know about the various options for the entire Grand National Festival at Aintree:

The Garden Club

The Grand National Garden Club enclosure offers a central location adjacent to the Red Rum Garden and Queen Mother Lawn, enhancing your race day with prime views and easy access to the heart of the action. This exclusive area provides a private bar on the first floor, complete with an outdoor balcony, live entertainment, and views over the parade ring.

Ticket holders to the Garden Club enjoy full access to the Festival Zone, inclusive of racing, various facilities, and entertainment options available there. Additionally, this enclosure offers Tote betting facilities and big screen viewing to capture every thrilling moment of the races.

It’s important to note that the Garden Club is a temporary structure, and its first-floor location means that it’s not accessible for wheelchair users.

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Festival Zone

The Festival Zone at the Grand National is a vibrant area offering great views of the races, including the closing stages and The Grand National itself.

Visitors have viewing access to the Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure and can relax in the Red Rum Garden, featuring live entertainment throughout the day. The zone includes access to the Irish Bar with screens and betting facilities.

Additionally, the Aintree Pavilion hosts live music with a named artist performing after the racing events.

Tote betting facilities and big screen viewings are also available across the area, ensuring a well-rounded, engaging race day experience.

West Tip Seats

The West Tip Seats at the Grand National provide an enhanced viewing experience with reserved covered seating. From these seats, guests have excellent views of the home straight and the final fences, particularly during The Grand National race. This section has its own amenities, including a private bar and exclusive toilet facilities.

Additionally, ticket holders enjoy access to the Red Rum Garden, where live entertainment adds to the atmosphere, and to the Aintree Pavilion, which features more live music.

Betting enthusiasts will appreciate the Tote betting facilities and big screen viewing available.

Platinum Lounge

The Platinum Lounge at the Grand National offers a luxurious experience with a birds-eye view directly above the Finishing Post, providing an exceptional vantage point, especially for The Grand National race.

This area boasts covered seating for comfort, and guests have viewing access to the Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure. Adding to the day’s enjoyment, access to the Red Rum Garden comes with the promise of live entertainment, and the Aintree Pavilion hosts live music, featuring a special performance by a named artist after the races.

Tote betting facilities and big screens are also available to enhance the experience further.

Princess Royal Roof

The Princess Royal Roof at the Grand National offers access to a partially covered standing area with its own dedicated bar in the Tommy Wallis Suite. Spectators here can witness the final moments of every race, including The Grand National.

This area provides viewing access to the Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure, and guests can enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the Red Rum Garden, which features live entertainment.

There’s also live music in the Aintree Pavilion, capped off with a performance by a named artist after racing. Facilities for tote betting and big screen viewing are available to enhance the racing experience.

Princess Royal Seats Gallery

The Princess Royal Seats Gallery offers an exclusive experience at the Grand National. Guests can enjoy a lounge with concessions, including Champagne and seafood, along with a full bar.

Each ticket comes with a reserved seat that boasts stunning views of the course and proximity to the Finishing Post, perfect for watching The Grand National race.

Additional perks include designated tote betting facilities, big screen viewing, access to the Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure, entrance to the Red Rum Garden for all-day entertainment, live music in the Aintree Pavilion, and a complimentary racecard.

Earl Of Derby Terrace

The Earl of Derby Terrace at the Grand National provides an outdoor setting right next to the horsewalk, putting you close to the excitement of the races. It’s a superb spot to witness The Grand National race.

Guests have viewing access to the Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure, and can also enjoy the Red Rum Garden and live music in the Aintree Pavilion.

Tote betting facilities and big screens are available to enhance your race day experience.

Early Of Derby Lower Seats

The Earl of Derby Lower Seats at the Grand National offers a dedicated seat within an uncovered area, allowing great views over the Parade Ring, Winners’ Enclosure, and the Course.

The Lower Saddle Bar provides shelter and amenities, ensuring a comfortable experience. Alongside tote betting facilities and big screen viewing, guests can enjoy the atmosphere in the Red Rum Garden and the Aintree Pavilion, which features live music.

Earl Of Derby Upper Seats

The Earl of Derby Upper Seats provide a fantastic vantage point, with dedicated seating in an uncovered area. From here, you have excellent views, especially of The Grand National race. These seats offer access to viewing areas for the Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure and include entry to the Red Rum Garden, with its live entertainment, as well as the Aintree Pavilion featuring live music acts.

Tote betting facilities and big screen viewings are also available. 

Queen Mother Roof

The Queen Mother Roof at the Grand National provides a superb spot with direct views of the Finishing Post and the course. With a dedicated bar, this uncovered area also offers access to viewing the Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure.

Visitors can partake in the Style Award on Ladies Day within the vibrant Red Rum Garden. Live music is featured in the Aintree Pavilion, complete with performances by named artists post-racing.

Tote betting facilities and big screen viewing are also available for a comprehensive racing experience.

Queen Mother Seats

The Queen Mother Seats at the Grand National provide a partially covered seating area offering excellent views of the Finishing Post. Attendees will have viewing access to the Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure.

This enclosure is also a perfect spot to participate in the Style Award on Ladies Day in the Red Rum Garden, which features live entertainment.

There’s live music in the Aintree Pavilion and tote betting facilities are available, along with big screen viewing for racegoers to catch all the action.

Lord Sefton Terrace

The Lord Sefton Terrace offers an outdoor area with proximity to the horsewalk and wash-down area, allowing close views of The Grand National race.

Visitors have viewing access to the Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure, and can enjoy the Red Rum Garden’s live entertainment and the Aintree Pavilion’s live music, including a performance by a named artist after racing. Tote betting facilities and big screen viewing are also available.

Lord Sefton Lower Seats

The Lord Sefton Lower Seats provide a dedicated outdoor seating area next to the horsewalk, offering close views of The Grand National race and proximity to the wash-down area. Guests have access to the Saddle Bar for views of the Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure, along with entry to the Red Rum Garden for live entertainment and the Aintree Pavilion for live music, featuring a named artist post-race. Tote betting facilities and big screens are also available for guests.

Lord Sefton Upper Seats

The Lord Sefton Upper Seats offer a dedicated seating area with an excellent vantage point for watching The Grand National race. This outdoor area, adjacent to the horsewalk and close to the wash-down area, ensures guests don’t miss any of the action.

Patrons have access to exclusive facilities including the partially covered Saddle Bar, the Red Rum Garden for live entertainment, and the Aintree Pavilion for live music, along with tote betting and big screen viewing for a comprehensive race day experience.

Lord Daresbury Roof

The Lord Daresbury Roof offers a unique birds-eye view directly above the Finishing Post, perfect for watching The Grand National. This area includes an outdoor balcony, and guests have access to viewing the Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure.

There’s also entry to the Red Rum Garden for all-day entertainment, live music in the Aintree Pavilion, and tote betting facilities plus big screen viewing.

The Embankment

The Embankment at the Grand National is a vibrant, casual enclosure offering an immersive experience. With views over the first fences from its position beyond the Melling Road, it’s perfect for those seeking a relaxed atmosphere.

This enclosure features extensive bars, catering options, and live entertainment, alongside a 100-metre-long bar and a new village-style food and beverage area with acoustic performances. Betting facilities and big screens ensure you catch all the racing action.

Note, this ticket doesn’t provide access to the main course area.


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