Away days: Burnley
As the Swans get set to face Burnley this weekend, we bring you a fan's guide to Turf Moor to improve your matchday experience.
Address: TURF MOOR, HARRY POTTS WAY, BURNLEY, BB10 4BX
Telephone: 01282 446800
What is it like? Burnley is a friendly club with a good atmosphere. Swans fans will be situated in the David Fishwick Stand behind the goal. The away stand has two pillars which can get in the way of your view and has old wooden seats rather than plastic ones. If the Swans travel in big numbers then it may be difficult to get a drink from the concourses below the stand. Food on offer includes a variety of pies and hot dogs as well as lager, bitter and cider.
Visiting Burnley Burnley has historic houses and an industrial heritage, a working forge and a brewery.
The South Pennines countryside is great for wildlife, walkers, horse riders and cyclists and there are plenty of waterways including canals, rivers and lakes.
Towneley Park is the largest in Burnley at 180 hectares and has landscaped parkland surrounding Towneley Hall and Museum. It boasts golf courses of all sizes, woodlands, playgrounds, bowling greens and a cafe. For more information see www.visitburnley.com/
Hotels near Turf Moor and the town centre include a Holiday Inn Express and Premier Inn, as well as Rosehill House Hotel and Oaks Hotel and Leisure Club.
Pubs and grub Burnley’s pub and club scene is pretty lively. Burnley Mechanics (BB11 1BH) is a renowned live music venue.
Burnley Cricket Club (BB10 4BN) has a clubhouse right next to the ground and you can also park there for £6.
The 110 Club (BB11 3BY) near the ground is a private club which lets in away fans for a small entrance fee. The club serves good and reasonably priced food and beer while children are also welcome.
A 10-minute walk from Turf Moor, The Bridge Bier Huis (BB11 1UH) serves good beer and a decent, varied food menu and is suitable for away fans.
The Talbot Hotel (BB11 2RS) is a big pub based in a 600-year-old stone-built building and shows Sky Sports on the big screens, while also boasting real ales, two pool tables, an outdoor beer garden and live music. They also have rooms available (but no breakfast) at £30 for a single and £40 for a double.
The Queen Victoria (BB10 3EF) is a Brewers Fayre pub near to Burnley fire station while, situated half a mile from the ground, The Woodman Inn (BB11 3EX) is a small and friendly place for away fans, with a large-screen TV showing sports.
The Turf Hotel on Yorkshire Street and pubs within the town centre are better to be avoided by away fans.
Parking It costs just £6 to park at the cricket ground while street parking is also available including on Doris Street (400 yards from the stadium) for £5.
Train The two train stations near to Turf Moor are Burnley Central, which is a 20-minute walk from the stadium, and Burnley Manchester Road (a 15-minute walk).
The journey from Swansea takes around six hours. Trains leave at 06:47 and 07:46 to Central, while the ones to Manchester Road depart at 06:47 and 07:46.
The only train from Central to get you back to Swansea is the 17:48, and the two trains from Manchester Road leave at 17:15 and 18:14.