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Travelling around Aintree

Travelling around Aintree

Situated in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton in Merseyside in the North West of England, Aintree is a large village on the outskirts of Liverpool. Best known for Aintree Racecourse, home of the Grand National, there’s much more to Aintree than meets the eye.

The village, which has two primary schools, five churches and several pubs, is also home to Aintree Equestrian Centre, Aintree Golf Centre and Aintree Shopping Park, which has numerous retail outlets, including B&Q, Marks & Spencer, Next and Pets at Home.

Aintreeis easily accessible by rail and road. Arriva buses operate in the area, with services to Crosby, Southport and Liverpool, as well as Bootle and Ormskirk.

 Man playing golf on golf course

Aintree Racecourse is the village’s main attraction. But it’s not all about the horses. The venue’s motor racing circuit held the British Grand Prix in the 1950s and early 1960s. And there are live music gigs held at Aintree Racecourse throughout the year. The Chemical Brothers, P!nk and Kaiser Chiefs have all played there.

Aintree Golf Centre is situated within Aintree Racecourse. It has a 9-hole golf course (which is right in the centre of the track, so it’s closed on race days!) There’s also a driving range with several teaching bays to help improve your game. The centre has even added FootGolf recently.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Aintree Equestrian Centre is also part of Aintree Racecourse. The centre has some of the best facilities in the UK and is used for competitions, as well as private functions. Horse sales, trade events, exhibitions and conferences take place in the arena.

In the evening, there are lots of pubs serving food and drink. Many of them are great options for a Grand National after-party. Or why not hop on a bus and head for the bright lights of Liverpool?