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A Grand setting for a National Hunt showpiece

Aintree in Merseyside is of course best known for the Grand National steeplechase, and indeed that annual spectacle enjoys a higher profile than any other race in the country - arguable even the world. The venue is, therefore, very well equipped and is well worth visiting not only on this one date, but throughout its season.

Explore Aintree

The village of Aintree, while small, is worth exploring if you're in the area for the races. As well as a pleasant atmosphere, there is a golf course and driving range - Aintree Golf Centre - which, within sight of the racecourse stands, is a unique setting to enjoy a round. There's also good shopping in the village itself, as well as a busy retail park on Ormskirk Road.

Hit the town

Liverpool city centre is just over five miles south of Aintree Racecourse, and the 2008 European Capital of Culture and the birthplace of The Beatles has much to recommend it. Among the highlights are the Cultural Quarter - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - and its many museums. In fact, Liverpool boasts more museums and galleries than any other UK city after London.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Aintree Racecourse? Travelodge Liverpool Stonedale Park Hotel and Travelodge Liverpool Stoneycroft Hotel both sit conveniently between Aintree and Liverpool proper. If a trip to the city centre is in order, then you couldn't do much better than Travelodge Liverpool Central Hotel.