The Grand National is one of the most highly anticipated dates in the sporting calendar, and for good reason. First run back in 1839, the historic event is now the most valuable jump race in the whole of Europe, with over 70,000 spectators due to embark on the racecourse this year. With supporters flocking back year after year to sample the unbelievable atmosphere, as well as hoping to win big on the horses, knowing where to start when organising your trip to Aintree can be a problem in itself.
Time is running out as Saturday 9th April draws closer, the moment has come to finalise your arrangements for this years Grand National. Whether you are a first time visitor to Aintree, or you are a seasoned professional in this game, we are here to provide you with the best deals, to ensure that your wallets are not completely dry when it comes to race day. Famed for its unpredictable nature, the Grand National has seen five 100/1 shots come out victorious in the four mile race in the last century. For those of you looking to do some early odds checking, Coral Interactive offers a definitive breakdown for this year’s event.
Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, is the home of the Grand National, and for those of you looking to explore the surrounding areas as well as indulge on race day, there are plenty of sights to visit. Whether you are looking for the height of luxury or something that wont break the bank, everyone can be catered for. So why not make a weekend of it and enjoy all that goes along with this most famous of dates. Liverpool and surrounding areas are filled with cultural landmarks, fantastic architecture and relaxing restaurants and bars. In order to maximise your social time and spend as little time on the road as possible it is important to look in detail when it comes to package tours.
Many Grand National deals will offer reasonably priced offers including an overnight stay at a hotel, breakfast, as well as a day trip to a local tourist hotspot. For those of you looking for a well organised and stress free time over the course of the two days, Omega offer one of the best deals around. With your Saturday spent at the racecourse, soaking in the atmosphere and enjoying some beverages, your Sunday can be spent at a surrounding landmark. The picturesque Liverpool Docks, the cobbled streets of neighbouring town Chester, and the famous Walker Art Gallery are all options for those of you looking to explore. Deals include return coach travel from your chosen destination, as well as a steeplechase ticket for the race programme, and breakfast provided by your hotel. With deals starting from around £140 per person, this is an inexpensive way to enjoy the weekend and still have some money left for some Grand National betting.
If you are looking to indulge during your Grand National weekend, there are varying options. Racing Breaks offer a deal which include stays at luxury hotel of your choice, Grand Stand tickets on the Saturday and even an optional Rolls Royce to transport you to the course itself. Arriving at your chosen hotel on the 8th April allows you to enjoy the Liverpool nightlife or simply dine at the outstanding hotel restaurants, before the hustle and bustle of the Grand National kicks off the following day. Two nights accommodation is coupled with a hotel breakfast and dinner and private transfer to and from Aintree. Prices start from around £315 per person with additional extras available if you so choose.
So if you do not want to be one of the near 10 million people who view the Grand National from their television sets, book up now and enjoy the excitement and drama unfold before, hopefully, cheering your horse past the finishing post!