is a densely populated coastal county, lots
of people, spirit, humour, lots to see -
from land and air.
is an urban area north of the City of Liverpool.
It includes large residential areas of terraced
houses, semi-detatched and detached houses
and flat accomodation, and also business
and retail premises providing facilities
for the local population.
Aintree is best-known as the location of
Liverpool Racecourse, home of the "Grand
National" - the most famous steeplechase
in the UK, if not the world ! The race meeting
at Liverpool (Aintree) takes place in early
spring, often the first weekend in April,
or about that time. Aintree's railway station
is conveniently located opposite the racecourse
and is extremely busy during the race meeting.
At other times, Aintree's station is as
quiet/busy as the others along Merseyrail's
line between Liverpool Central (Station)
and Ormskirk (in Lancashire) - trains usually
every 15 mins during the daytime.
Aintree, together with neighbouring areas
north of Liverpool (such as Sefton, Maghull,
Melling and Kirby) used to be popular as
day-trips from Liverpool in the 1940s and
1950s when much of this area was still relatively
rural. As Liverpool extended north these
areas became more densely populated. Aintree
is especially busy during peak traffic times
morning/evening when people are travelling
to/from work closer to Liverpool city centre.
If you're lucky enough to enjoy a balloon
ride in this area you'll be able to try
to identify streets, schools, and other
familiar landmarks from the air.
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