Stoke City FC Football Ground – bet365 Stadium
Whichever way you enter the city of Stoke you will see the ground and stands looking down from its position above the River Trent and the Trent and Mersey Canal. Concerts, funfairs and firework displays are also held in the football ground. The Britannia Stadium in Stoke City is easily accessible by car from the M6 motorway and local roads.
Around the football ground you will find a good standard of hotels and bed and breakfast overnight accommodation. If you want to do your own catering or cut the costs by sharing with friends, then think about taking one of the apartments to rent available for short term rents. These give you more freedom and flexibility.
Hotels near bet365 Football Stadium Stoke City
On match days a regular bus service runs from Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station, which provides access from local areas as well as London, Manchester and Crewe. Local buses run from the city centre to the stadium at all times. When arriving at the club by car you will find plenty of parking options both at the stadium and nearby. There are several pedestrian routes, including a pleasant walk along the Trent and Mersey Canal towpath.
Why not come to Stoke-on-Trent to watch your football team play, book rooms and then stay for a few days and enjoy this pleasant city with its riverside and canal bank walks. Since the 17th century the area has seen the industrial scale production of pottery and china and was the home to such companies as Royal Doulton, Spode, Wedgewood and Minton amongst others.
Many potteries are still in active production and most are open to visitors and offer tours, including the famous Wedgewood factory. The Wedgewood empire sits in an attractive park and has an excellent interactive museum documenting the life of Josiah Wedgewood, his involvement in canal building and his vociferous opposition to slavery. If you want to find out more, the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery and the Gladstone Pottery Museum will fill in any gaps.
Coal mining was another major employer in the area although the mines have now all gone. A local nature reserve is open to visitors on the former site of the Chatterly Whitfield Mine. The Elizabethan Ford Green Hall, in the local village of Smallthorne, is an attractive 17th century farmhouse which is open to visitors and houses a museum.
When you are ready for something a little more adventurous head to Alton Towers theme park and its white-knuckle rides. Brave the vertical drop of the Oblivion or the force of Rita, The Queen of Speed Catapult. Visitors with children will find plenty of activity at the Waterworld complex of indoor swimming pools.
It is well worth spending a day or two exploring the countryside around Stoke, Westport Lake, the sandstone canyons of Park Hall Country Park and the Victorian Burslem Park are all worth visiting.
Cheap Accommodation – Where Should I Stay for the Night ?
The streets of the town are home to many small family run cheap hotels offering rooms only or B&B’s, many with excellent breakfasts using locally sourced produce. The suburbs of Stoke-on-Trent and the area around Alton Towers will also have plenty of low cost hotels, cheap B&B’s, guest houses and other bed and breakfast accommodation options with on-site car parking to choose from.
A cheap property near the bet365 football ground is 3 star Holiday Inn Express Stoke-on-Trent. This affordable place to stay for the night is located just off junction 15 of the M6 motorway and offer free car parking. The hotel is set next to Stoke FC’s Britannia Stadium.
A low budget establishment close by as well is 2 star Plough Motel offering very reasonably priced rates. The motel is less than a 10-minute walk from the ground. In the mornings, guests can enjoy continental-style breakfast and cooked options.
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Some Facts and Location of the Ground (ST4 4EG area)
Name : bet365 Stadium (prev. Britannia Stadium)
Location : to the south of the city centre, 2 miles from Stoke railway station.
Address : Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4EG England United Kingdom
Club : Stoke City Football Club (stokecityfc)
Nickname : The Potters
Capacity : 27,750 seating places
Stands : West Stand (main entrance), Sentinel East Stand, Boothen End North Stand and South Stand (away fans).
Postcode district : ST4
Region : Central England, West Midlands region.
County : Staffordshire
Tel : +44 1782 367598
Nearest Hotels : to the north of central Sunderland UK.
Stoke City football club organises guided stadium tours which take about 45 minutes. You are able to visit the dressing rooms, executive boxes, and dugouts.