The Ashton Gate Stadium, best known locally as the headquarters of Bristol Rugby club and Bristol City Football Club, is one of the most visited sporting venues in the south-west. Dating back to the Victorian era, it can accommodate well over 16,000 people, and is just a short drive from Bristol's vibrant city centre and numerous hotels.
About the Ashton Gate Stadium
The venue was originally a training ground for the Bedminster Football Club, which was founded in 1887 but merged into Bristol City in 1900. The stadium benefited from a new stand, the South Stand, for the 2014-2015 season, which can accommodate more than 6,000 spectators and was completed the same time the old 1920's East End stand was demolished and rebuilt.
Accommodation near the Ashton Gate Stadium
For value-for-money rooms within walking distance of the stadium, choose the Clift Guest House, which provides very pleasant accommodation with satellite TVs and free WiFi. You could also consider the stylish Victoria Square Hotel, the friendly Avon Gorge Hotel at Sion Hill, or the luxurious four star Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel near the historic harbour.
Popular Pubs in Bristol
As one of Britain's most populous cities, Bristol has a fantastic range of historic and modern pubs. For brilliant real ale, try The Cornubia on Temple Street or The Highbury Vaults on St. Michael's Hill, or consider Georgian-style The Lansdown on Clifton Road, close to the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
A World-Class Conference Venue with Excellent Transport Links
The Ashton Gate Stadium is also a leading private functions venue, hosting many prestigious events throughout the year, from corporate meetings to weddings. It has a superb Sports Bar and Grill where you can choose from a great selection of premium drinks, free WiFi access, and up to 5,000 square metres of exhibition space that can be tailored to different events.
Like all Bristol hotels, the Ashton Gate Stadium has very good motorway links to the rest of the country via the M32 and M5, the latter of which offers direct access to the Midlands. From nearby Bristol Temple Meads railway station, you can also benefit from fast, frequent links to central London, Birmingham and other major UK cities.