Aintree Racecourse - Things to Know Before Visiting
Ormskirk Rd, Aintree, Liverpool L9 5AS, UK
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About Aintree Racecourse
Aintree is home to the Grand National, the most famous race in the world which is the climax to a three-day Festival meeting in April every year. The racecourse hosts five other fixtures and is a leading conference centre in the north west of England. Horse racing was popular in Liverpool from at least Tudor times, In the 18th century Nicholas Blundell organised races on the sands at Crosby.
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Stanley Park is a 110-acre, Grade II listed green space just north of Liverpool city center. It is famous for dividing the home grounds of Liverpool and Everton Football Clubs. The park’s surroundings are dominated by the football stadiums of Liverpool Football Club and Everton Football Club. It consists of the land consisted of open turfed areas, suitable for sport, with most of the rest being laid out as formal gardens and lakes.
Anfield is the home to Liverpool Football Club, and is one of the most famous stadiums in the world. It was originally the home of Everton from 1884 to 1891, before they moved to Goodison Park after a dispute with the club president.
The Casbah Coffee Club, officially Casbah Club, was a rock and roll music venue in the West Derby area of Liverpool, England, that operated from 1959 to 1962. Started by Mona Best, mother of early Beatles drummer, Pete Best, in the cellar of the family home. It was opened as a tourist attraction in Liverpool, along with McCartney and Lennon's previous homes at 20 Forthlin Road and 251 Menlove Avenue respectively.
Croxteth Hall and Country Park is a stunning heritage venue,With more than 500 acres of free to explore grounds surrounding this historic family home dating back centuries. The remaining grounds, Croxteth Park, were at one time a hunting chase of the Molyneux family and are now open to the public. The hall is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.
Crosby Beach is the beginning of the 22 mile Sefton Coastal Path. From the shore, visitors can enjoy views across the sea to Wirral and North Wales hills. The beach has been awarded the Quality Coast Award by Keep Britain Tidy. This is the place where you can see some of the finest sunsets in the country. The beach has been the permanent home of the Another Place sculptures by Antony Gormley since 2007.
Newsham Park is an 18th-century landscape park, part of which became a public park in 1868.Set in 121 acres, this Grade II listed Victorian park is surrounded by fine period architecture and fishing lakes with roach, carp, and tench. It features a boating lake and a bandstand, among walks, lawns and flowerbeds. An angling permit is required if fishing in park lakes.
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Discover More Attractions in Merseyside, Where Aintree Racecourse Is Located
Merseyside is a metropolitan and ceremonial county in North West England. Visit the home of British glass at the World of Glass museum in St Helens, a fascinating town also known for its rugby league heritage. See wild animals up close and personal at Knowsley Safari Park, take in Anthony Gormley’s unique art installation on Crosby Beach and visit Formby Point to see one of England’s last strongholds for red squirrels – go see before they disappear for good.