AWAY DAYS: Newcastle travel information
15th April 2016
Newcastle United v Swansea City
Saturday, April 16 (3pm kick-off)
Address: St James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 4ST
Telephone: 0191 201 8400
What's it like? Swans fans are in the North West corner of the top tier on the far side of the Sir John Hall Stand. The concourse is big with a fair choice of food. There are TVs showing the game being played with separate refreshment areas which serve alcohol. The club offers stadium tours - on matchdays, 10.30am is the only available time slot for a tour. Tickets are priced at £15 for adults, £12 for concessions, £8 for under-16s, while children under the age of five have free entry. Tours must be pre-booked by calling 0844 372 1892; entry to the club museum is also included.
Pubs and grub - The ground is in the middle of the city. There are plenty of pubs to choose from, but most away fans use pubs around the train station. The 'Head Of Steam' (NE1 5EN) 'The Lounge' (NE1 5EN) and 'O'Neills' (NE1 5DF) are all recommended, but some will only admit fans if colours are covered and none admit children. Nearby is 'The Union Rooms' (NE1 1TT), a Wetherspoons pub. There's the 'Bodega' on Westgate Road (NE1 4AG); it's in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and has a friendly atmosphere. Closer to the ground and round the corner from China Town is 'The Newcastle Arms.
By air - Newcastle Airport is seven miles from the city centre. The easiest way in is by Metro. The airport has a Metro station next to the terminal. There are regular trains with journey time of 23 minutes, £3.40 for a single or £4.60 for a day-saver ticket giving unlimited travel on the Metro system for one day. Change at Monument Metro Station for a Metro to St James' Park.
Eastern Airways run flights from Cardiff to Newcastle, but not at cheap rates. A flight departing on Friday and returning on Sunday will cost you in excess of £200. A cheaper alternative would be to fly with easyjet from Bristol for £145.
By train - The train station is half a mile from the ground and takes ten minutes to walk. Come out of the station, cross the zebra crossings and go up Pink Lane. Cross Westgate Road, go up Bath Lane with the old city walls on your right. Turn right onto Stowell Street (Chinatown). At the end, bear left up St Andrews Street by Rosie's Bar, under the Chinese arch then left up Gallowgate. The ground is on the right.
Parking - For parking, avoid the city centre at all costs. There are loads of pay and display car parks around, including the Royal Victoria Infirmary (NE1 4LP). Parking here is in a multi-storey and allows a quick getaway after the game. You can head for Heworth, near Gateshead adjacent to the A184. It has a Metro Station and a long term car park where you can park your car for £1.40, then catch the metro to the stadium.
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