Frequently Asked Questions

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Some answers that that you might need to know about coming to the Coral Scottish Grand National


When do gates open?

On Coral Scottish Grand National day gates will open at 11.00am. On Coral Scottish Grand National Ladies Day they will open two hours before the first race.

How do I book tickets?

Tickets can be booked by clicking here or by calling 01292 264179. Previous events have sold out months in advance, so we advise booking early to secure your place.

What should I wear?

In Hospitality we operate a smart/casual dress code. No jeans or trainers. The Club Enclosure dress code is also smart/casual, although smart jeans and trainers are acceptable. The Grandstand Enclosure has a more relaxed code, although strictly no football colours permitted. Go to our Dress Code section for more details 

What is the difference between Club and Grandstand?

Club Badges entitle you to use all the on course facilities with the exception of the Hospitality Suites, Marquees and the Owners Club. This ticket allows you access to the first floor of the Princess Royal Suite with panoramic views across the racecourse, the Mumm Champagne Lawns adjacent to the Parade Ring and the viewing point directly across from the finishing line.

Grandstand tickets allow access to the Grandstand and the Sports Bar on the Ground Floor of the Princess Royal Stand and also to the Parade Ring. On Coral Scottish Grand National Saturday there is an additional Grandstand facility Tennent’s In The Tent. 

Can I bring my own food and drink into the Racecourse for the Coral Scottish Grand National Festival?

No it is not it is not permitted to bring your own food and drink into the Racecourse, with the exception of our two family Racedays, when we allow picnic food. 

Can I buy a meal on course?

There are various fast food outlets on course. There is a full list of these facilities within the racecard and in our Facilities section. 

Is there entertainment after racing?

We have a full and varied line up of entertainment before, during and after racing for full details click here 

How do I get to the Racecourse?

By Road : The M77 links Ayr with Glasgow which is only 37 miles away and Edinburgh is an 83 mile drive.

By Rail : There is a regular rail service from Glasgow to Ayr and also from Carlisle to Ayr. Ayr Railway Station is a 12 minute walk from the course or five minutes by car. There is also a regular bus service operating from the railway station to the track.

By Ferry : P&O Irish Sea operate a service Larne to Cairnryan while Stena Line sail from Belfast to Cairnryan. There is a regular coach service taking passengers from Cairnryan Ferry Terminal to Ayr and journey time is 1 hour 15 minutes.

Are there accessible viewing areas on the course?

Ayr is one of the best viewing courses in the country with excellent viewing from both the Club and Grandstand areas. In addition at the Festival we have several big screens showing the racing action.

Are there Cash Machines At the Racecourse?

There are two Cash Points - at the Princess Royal entrance and the Ayrshire Suite entrance.