The best places to stay for the Grand National

The Grand National has long-enjoyed a fantastic reputation as being one of Europe’s top sporting events. From horse racing betting aficionados to casual sports fans, the Grand National represents the pinnacle of the UK horse racing season, and 2016’s race looks to be the biggest and best yet.

And with less than two months until the Grand National kicks off at 5.45pm on 9 April, now is the time to book your accommodation if you’re planning to be first in line to lay your bets down at the historic Aintree racecourse in Liverpool.

As the Aintree racecourse is located just on the edge of Liverpool, it offers easy access to the huge selection of hotels and B&Bs in the city centre. Fans of industrial chic architecture would be well-served by a stay at the Liverpool Malmaison that’s handily located on the Princes Dock and offers surprisingly luxurious accommodation within its imposing gothic confines.

For something a little more low-key, then the Heywood House Hotel offers a compact boutique alternative that provides sumptuous decor, relaxing facilities and is within walking distance of all of Liverpool city centre’s main attractions.

The hotel also features all modern amenities such as a complementary internet connection so that you can double your money thanks to Coral’s online betting site that features a full range of news and tips about the Grand National and many other top sporting events.

Of course, after a long day out at the races, many of us will be seeking an extra level of comfort and pampering to combat the often chilly April weather at the racetrack. In which case, the Titanic Hotel in the recently-renovated Stanley Dock area can deliver a luxurious spa experience as you enjoy the tranquil pool and thermal suite, all amidst the evocative Titanic-themed surroundings.

However, some Grand National attendees will definitely be wishing to explore the musical heritage of Liverpool, and a great tip for this would be to pay a visit to the Hard Day’s Night hotel. With over 100 deluxe rooms that feature exclusive Beatles-inspired artwork, it should definitely provide more than a little inspiration for celebrating a successful day at the races.

And with many top museums, galleries and shopping opportunities to explore, there’s never been a better chance to enjoy the horse racing betting than by taking a trip to the Grand National in 2016!

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