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Located close to the banks of the River Mersey and surrounded by the stunning scenery of South Liverpool, Aigburth has much to offer for the prospective buyer.

Although property prices in neighbouring Allerton and Woolton are considerably higher, the residents of Aigburth have access to some beautiful properties that are more affordable and yet, are still within the grasps of the leafy and plush scenery that is iconic to Liverpool’s south. Parts of Aigburth surround the historic Victorian gem of Sefton Park, where striking properties line the wide leafy streets that remain unadopted, adding to its air of old-school exclusivity away from an outsider’s influence. Of an evening, residents often take to the park to enjoy jogging or walking around its quiet perimeter.     

Separated from the city centre by just five miles, the commute is relatively short and easy, with just one long road from the beginning of Aigburth into the heart of Liverpool’s Strand Street. This great location from the city makes it a popular place for city workers to set up home, taking advantage of the area’s great public transport options from trains and buses to the City Ride Bicycles. 

With house prices being lower than other areas of the aspirational South Liverpool and being surrounded by some top-performing schools, Aigburth is an attractive place for buyers who want to enjoy the fruitful beauty of one of the greenest areas of the city. 

5 Facts

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  1. Hollywood film star, Gloria Grahame, was the star of the recent film ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’, when taken ill, she requested to live in Liverpool with former lover, Peter Turner. They lived in Aigburth and she stayed there until a few days before her death when her family took her back to New York. 
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Sudley House, built in the 19th century, was the home of Nicholas Robinson, a Mayor of Liverpool and successful Corn Merchant. It is now a museum where guests can see the art collection from George Holt, a keen art collector and former resident of the house.

3 The Liverpool Physical Training College, which was based at Liverpool John Moores University’s I M Campus, was founded in 1900 by Irene Mabel Marsh who was a hugely influential in promoting physical education for girls.  4 In 1883, Liverpool Cricket Club hosted Liverpool’s first international football game with Liverpool v Ireland, it attracted a crowd of 2,500 people. 5 Liverpool’s history with the Viking settlement has long been disputed. However, some people believe Aigburth’s name is derived from ‘Aiges’ Berth’ which means a place where a Viking would dock his longboat. 

Lifestyle & Activities

With a name that translates as ‘hill where oak trees grow’, you can envision an area which, although is built up with residential developments, is still surrounded by some of the city’s best outdoor spaces.

One of its most beautiful spaces is the wonderful Sefton Park surrounded by beautiful Victorian mansions. With stunning scenery and large lake, the park is a popular place for the fitness fanatics of the city to work out, to jog or take part in a group class on one of the many fields. With its large outdoor spaces, the park also plays host to some of the city’s largest events including the Liverpool Food & Drink Festival and the Liverpool International Music Festival.

For those who enjoy something a little quieter, the Festival Gardens, once home to the International Garden Festival is a delightfully peaceful place to visit for a walk around its various attractions or to enjoy a spot of yoga under the oriental pagoda that looks out onto the lake.

Take advantage of Liverpool’s central maritime location at the Otterspool Promenade, where you can enjoy cycling along the banks of the River Mersey on a sunny evening. Why not venture into the Otterspool Adventure Centre? A great place for children to enjoy a maze, quad bikes, bouncing pillow and delicious ice cream in their café. For the adventure-loving adults in the family, Aigburth is home to Liverpool Cricket Club, where guests can join a range of sports including cricket, squash, rugby and lacrosse. 

Public Transport

Train
Your local train station is Aigburth Railway Station

Aigburth Railway Station to Liverpool Central - journey time around 10 Minutes

Aigburth Railway Station to Moorfields - journey time around 5 Minutes

Aigburth Railway Station to Southport - journey time around 40 Minutes

Bus
There are two buses which pass through Woolton including the number 82 and 82d
Woolton to Liverpool - journey time around 20-30 Minutes 

Schools

With a small student intake, Sudley Infant School is a popular choice for parents to send their young children. It also offers a Junior School, based on Aigburth Road.  

St. Margaret’s Church of England Academy based on Aigburth Road is considered to be one of the best schools in the area. Exclusively for young men, the secondary school has recently been voted as ‘outstanding’ in the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools Report.

Located in the beautiful Sefton Park, St. Hilda’s Church of England High School is the only co-educational Church of England high school in Liverpool, making it a popular choice for families across the city. In GCSE, the school is above the national average in Mathematics, English Language and English Literature, with over half the students gaining at least 1 A* or A grade at GCSE.

Hidden away from the busy Aigburth Road is the beautiful IM Marsh Campus, part of the Liverpool John Moores University Campus and home to the School of Education, Leisure and Sport Studies and the School of Teacher Education and Professional Learning. 

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