Aintree is a district to the North of Liverpool.
The racecourse was opened in 1829, on land leased from the Earl of Sefton. It has been home to the Grand National since 1839.
In the complex is the Aintree Equestrian Centre, used for showjumping.
The renowned racehorse Red Rum, three times winner of the Grand National, is buried beside the winning post.
Nearby is the Leeds (Yorkshire) and Liverpool Canal.