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Blackpool & The Grand National - Festival Zone

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TCAL19419

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

3 days

3 Days Away

And…… we’re off for a three day break to enjoy the buzz and drama of the famous Grand National! The Grand National is the ultimate test of bravery and stamina as the best steeplechasers and their riders take on the most challenging fences in horse racing. With inclusive admission to the Festival Zone at Aintree and coach transfers to and from the racecourse.
PRICE FROM ? £140 per person
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What's Included?

  • Coach travel with reserved seating
  • Two nights dinner, bed and breakfast at The Liberty's Hotel - Blackpool
  • Admission to the Festival Zone  at Aintree for the thrilling Grand National
  • Free time to enjoy Blackpool

The Festival Zone is the largest and most atmospheric enclosure at Aintree, with access to view the Parade Ring, Winners Enclosure and Red Rum Lawn.

The Grand National

The Grand National
The Grand National
Even if you don’t follow horse racing - every year, there is one fascinating horse race that’s bound to get your heart racing.

The Grand National is a 4.5 mile handicap steeplechase featuring 30 of the most testing fences and hurdles in the world of jumps racing. Up to 40 runners and riders must complete full circuits of a unique 2¼ mile (3,600 metres) course, in front of 150,000 spectators at Aintree Racecourse (as well as an estimated worldwide TV audience of 600 million across over 140 countries!). Aintree, on the outskirts of Liverpool has hosted the Grand National Festival since 1839.

A unique course
The current course opened in 1839 – the longest jump racing distance in the UK and features 16 wooden fences dressed in distinctive Lake District spruce, each of which are jumped twice with the exception of The Chair and the Water Jump, which are jumped on the first circuit only.

It’s not just the unique course which makes the race so fascinating – it’s the event’s unpredictable history.

No dress code – but a good excuse to dress up
The Grand National Festival starts with Opening Day, followed by Ladies Day and then Grand National Day. Contrary to popular belief, there is no dress code - but it’s a good excuse to dress up!


A year-round resort
Blackpool is a coastal town full of character, by the Irish Sea in the Northwest of England. It’s the UK’s most popular seaside resort – and that’s in the summer AND winter.

In the summer, traditional seaside novelties like fish and chips, amusements, piers and long stretches of golden sand siren the masses.

In the winter, it’s the world-famous Illuminations and the transformation they have on the town that attracts 3.5 million visitors every year. Many local establishments now trade all year round.

Take a unique trip around town
The only surviving first-generation tramway in the UK provides a unique trip around town. A number of the original fleet are still available to ride, and there are illuminated trams running September to January - the best seat to see the Illuminations!

A playground for kids – and adults alike
There is so much to do and see in Blackpool, whether you’re 5 or 50! There are so many attractions – including golden beaches, the Pleasure Beach, Zoo, SEA LIFE aquarium, Tower Dungeons, Winter Gardens, Opera House, Black Tower Ballroom, Madame Tussauds and Blackpool’s iconic Tower, the town’s landmark which was modelled after The Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Grand National carousel

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The Liberty's Hotel, Blackpool The Liberty's Hotel, Blackpool

In the resort that never sleeps, you’ll get a great night's sleep at the Liberty’s Hotel
65 comfortable bedrooms, friendly staff, and plenty of entertainment - what more could you wish for?
 The large, spacious cabaret lounge bar has entertainment on most evenings, including entertainers, singers, guitarists, and bingo - and there’s a TV for sports fans. The hotel also has a pool table and arcade machine for the adults – children’s games and a colouring corner for the kids! 

There's no hotel in Blackpool better placed to enjoy its attractions
Just off the North Promenade, there is no better base for your stay in Blackpool to enjoy its attractions – including North Pier, Blackpool Tower, the world-famous Winter Gardens, the main town centre and the Houndshill Shopping Centre. Not to mention the town’s traditional seafront which is overflowing with bars,
amusement arcades, rock shops and fish and chip shops! 

Between September and January, Liberty’s Hotel is right in the beating heart of the Blackpool Illuminations.

Hotel features:

  • All en-suite bedrooms feature a TV, hairdryer & tea/coffee-making facilities 
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel 
  • Large, spacious cabaret lounge bar with a TV, entertainment most evenings and weekly bingo 
  • Large, spacious restaurant
  • Pool table and arcade machine, kids colouring corner and children's games  
  • Outdoor seating area 
  • Souvenir and gift shop in reception 
  • Lift to all floors
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