Away days: Aston Villa
As the Swans get set to face Aston Villa on Saturday, we bring you a fan's guide to Villa Park to improve your matchday experience.
Aston Villa v Swans
Saturday, October 20 (3pm)
Address: Villa Park, Trinity Road, Birmingham, BS6 6HE
Just under 3,000 away supporters are housed in both tiers of the Doug Ellis Stand towards the north end of the stadium, where there is normally a good atmosphere. Food on offer includes a selection of pies, as well as burgers, hot dogs, sausage rolls and chips.Please note, no alcohol is available in the Upper Tier.
Street parking is available around Aston Railway Station, while it will cost £5 to leave your vehicle at Ruskin Hall Social Club – a 10-minute walk from Villa Park. You can park for free at the StarCity leisure complex, although it is around one-and-a-half miles away and will take around 30 minutes to walk to the stadium. It is best to avoid the Witton roundabout area as a residents-only parking scheme is in place there.
From Swansea, the journey to Birmingham New Street takes between three and three-and-a-half hours on average.
You can take the 15-minute connection to either Aston or Witton – both of which are less than a mile away from the ground – although Witton is closer to the away end.
Trains leave Swansea at 7.24am, 7.57am, 8.20am and 9.33am. Return journeys depart at 17 minutes past the hour between 5pm and 8pm, while there is also one at 6.47pm.
Motown The Musical at the New Alexandra Theatre – October 19 and 20
Tom Odell at the 02 Academy – October 21
Disney On Ice: Worlds of Enchantment at the Barclaycard Arena – All weekend
The Witton Arms (B6 6SN) – 0.2 miles from Villa Park
Yew Tree (B6 7AS) – 0.6 miles
Bartons Arms (B6 4UP) – 1.8 miles
Hotel Campanile (B6 4BE) – 1.1 mile from Villa Park
Holiday Inn Express Star City (B7 5SB) – 1.2 miles
Bloc Hotel (B3 1UG) – 1.8 miles
Clayton Hotel (B5 5JE) – 1.9 miles
Hampton by Hilton (B15 1SU) – 2.6 miles
Drayton Manor Park
The Bull Ring Shopping Centre
National Sea Life Centre
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