How to Find Us – Aintree

Aintree Circuit is 5 miles North of Liverpool within the Grand National Racecourse. Approach by A59 south of its junction with the M57/M58 motorways then East along Aintree Lane (B5194), turning right after 0.75 mile over the bridge into Melling Road. Just follow the brown direction signs for Aintree Golf Centre.

Be aware that there are several severe speed humps on Melling Road. We recommend approaching the venue via B5194 Aintree Lane and Blue Anchor Bridge if you have a vehicle with low ground clearance.

The Circuit doesn’t have its own postcode but if using a Sat Nav system or route-finder, try using L10 8LF and then follow the brown signs for Aintree Golf Centre.
Inputting Melling Road, Aintree as the destination address, or selecting Aintree Golf Centre as a POI is far more accurate.

The “What 3 Words” location for the circuit entrance on event days is: ///horses.flown.pipes

Map Showing Directions to Aintree Circuit

The venue isn’t well served by public transport. The nearest railway stations are Old Roan or Aintree. It’s a 20 -30 walk from each station to the Circuit entrance on Melling Road. There are bus services to/from each station, but no buses pass the venue entrance. See Merseytravel for the public transport map and timetables.

Overnight Camping

Competitors are welcome to camp/park overnight free of charge on Friday evening before an event, but we are limited to just 10 motorhomes/campervans and they must have internal facilities. Overnight camping must be pre-booked with the entries secretary. Tents are not permitted.
Please see our Accommodation near Aintree page for details of other local sites that accept motorhomes.
Be aware that the venue gates are locked promptly at 9:15 pm on Friday evening with no vehicular or pedestrian exit or entry until 6:30 am on Saturday morning. We recommend being on site by 9 pm if you intend camping/parking a vehicle overnight. We regret there are no facilities for competitors to camp overnight on Saturday evening after an event.

Updated 24/10/2021