Bristol City – Ashton Gate

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ashton gateAshton Gate Stadium, the home of Bristol City is located in the South-West of the city, with an all-seater capacity of 21,497.

Its most recent addition is the Atyeo Stand at the West end of the ground, a covered, single-tier stand which replaced open terracing in 1994. It is named after City’s all-time leading goalscorer, John Atyeo, who died in 1993.

Visiting fans are housed in the Wedlock Stand, behind the goal at the south-east end of the ground, which was built as a covered terrace in 1928 and converted to seats in the 1990s.

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How to get to Ashton Gate

The stadium is located in Ashton Road, Bristol BS3 2EJ.

By Road:
ashton gate directions
Visitors driving from the North are advised to use the M6 / M5 route, exiting the M5 at junction 15 onto the M4 towards Bristol / M32. Exit the M4 at junction 19, following signage for Bristol / A4174. Follow the A4032, turning left at Bond Street. Take the 2nd exit at Temple Circus Gyratory onto the A4. Take the 2nd exit at the roundabout onto the A370, following it through one roundabout. Upon turning left at Frayne Road, Ashton Road is the first right.

Away fans arriving from the South can use the M5 as far as junction 19, exiting onto the A369. At the roundabout, take the 5th exit, continuing on the A369 as far as the next roundabout. Take the 2nd exit, continuing on the A369 (Winterstoke Road). Upon turning left at Marsh Road, Ashton road is on the right.


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By Rail:
bristol train stationBristol Temple Meads mainline railway station is with ¾ of a mile of the ground. Click here to check the current train timetables

By Air:
The nearest airport is Bristol International, about 5 miles from Ashton Gate Stadium, with frequent rail and bus connections to Temple Meads station. Click here to check the current flight times

Taxis
There are several taxi companies in Bristol that can take you to and from Ashton Gate. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.

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Where to Park?

ashton gate parkingOn-site parking at Ashton Gate is reserved for permit holders only and on-street parking is very limited. Many visiting drivers have recommended the car park on Ashton Vale Road, which is a right turn off Winterstoke Road, opposite the stadium. This large car park (400+ spaces) is reasonably priced and only a 2-minute walk from the ground.

Away Friendly Pubs near Ashton Gate

pubs near ashton gate stadiumNumerous fans have pointed out that several of the pubs near Ashton Gate are extremely partisan and should be given a wide berth by visiting fans. These include The Hen & Chicken, The Ship & Castle and The Robins. Several visitors have recommended the waterfront area for away supporters.

Both The Pumphouse and The Nova Scotia in this area offer a good choice of beers, decent food and a friendly welcome for visiting fans. Alcohol is not available to away fans inside the ground.

Hotels near Ashton Gate

ramada bristol cityThe Ramada Bristol City, Redcliffe Way, Bristol BS1 6NJ is located in the city centre, close to Temple Meads station. Guest reviews have generally been excellent, though drivers should be aware that the one-way system can make it tricky to reach. All rooms have satellite TV and facilities include an indoor pool. Parking is available at additional cost. marriott bristol royal

The Marriott Bristol Royal, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TA is another centrally-located hotel, adjacent to the historic waterfront. All rooms are air-conditioned, with cable TV and mini bar.


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What have other Away Fans said about their trip to Ashton Gate?

away fans bristol citySeveral away fans have noted that other than the impressive-looking Atyeo Stand, the interior of Ashton Gate is run-down, with the facilities in need of improvement. Catering and toilet facilities become extremely overcrowded, with long queues at both. The choice of food offered is limited, reportedly of poor quality and overpriced.

Seating in the away section has been generally described as “basic,” though legroom is ample. Most fans have been impressed by the atmosphere within the ground, the low roof of the Wedlock Stand producing excellent acoustics. Additionally, a small band often occupies a corner of the Atyeo Stand, helping to rouse the home support.

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