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Planes, Trains and Automobiles - Burnley, Turf Moor
Planes, Trains and Automobiles - Burnley, Turf Moor
Monday, 12th Jan 2009 14:32

Tips and hints for the hardy few planning on travelling to Turf Moor tomorrow night for the cup replay between QPR and Burnley.

Ground Name: Turf Moor
Capacity: 22,546 (all seated)
Address: Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX
Main Telephone No: 0870-443-1882
Fax No: 01282-700-014
Ticket Office: 0870-443-1914

By Car:
Leave the M6 at Junction 29 onto the M65 until Junction 10 then follow signs for Towneley Hall. This road eventually goes past the ground. There are signs for the ground on route but these tend to be right on the turning or the roundabout which can lead to many wrong turns and much flailing of arms and swearing from drivers relying on them. It's quite difficult to get lost all the same once you're in Burnley - the ground is the biggest thing in the town and sits right at the bottom of a valley so you can see it from just about anywhere.

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Parking:
You can park right next to the ground at the cricket club. It was three pounds last time we did this (season before last) but it may have gone up. Otherwise it's street parking and we've never had any problems finding this although a steering wheel lock and all valuables out of sight is highly recommended. Last season we parked under the flyover near Tesco and that got us straight out onto the motorway afterwards with no delays.

By Train
Burnley is served by two stations - Central and Manchester Road. The central station sits on the stopping line from Manchester and Manchester Road is on the line between Leeds and Preston. As you would expect for a midweek game train travellers will struggle to make it back without an overnight stop. The last train leaves Burnley Central at 2308 but you are only likely to make it back as far as Preston at 2354 – the overnight sleeper from Scotland stops there at 0432 and arrives in London just before 8am if you are interested in that. Not many cheap tickets about at this late stage though.

From Burnley Manchester Road exit the station and turn left then follow the dual carriageway down the hill past the giant Tesco store on your right. Turn right at the next roundabout under the bridge and the ground should be visible ahead on your left. Approximately ten minutes there, fifteen minutes on the way back because it's seriously up hill!

Pubs:
For those coming by train the Ministry of Ales is right outside the station and serves about eight million different kinds of beer. They have even done us a Budvar themed packed lunch to take with us on the train afterwards in the past although I cannot remember if it was actually open for the midweek match last season. There had been a good mix of home and away fans in there in the past with no trouble. Sky Sports on a small screen, but not the pay per view matches, and limited food options (i.e. pie and peas and that's your lot). Great, friendly pub.

Closer to the ground there's the 110 Club which allows visiting supporters in for 20p entrance and got rave reviews from Mick and the boys last season. The Talbot offers big screen sports and real ale but this is a website recommendation, not one I've personally sampled myself so if it's a dive don't blame me! The Turf Hotel on Yorkshire Street and most of the pubs in the town centre are not recommended for away fans.

We've also had mail from a landlord of three boozers handy for those driving...

All three pubs are in Leyland and are within 2 miles of junction 29 on the M6;
1) The Wheatsheaf Inn, room for 2-3 coaches and plenty of room for cars. Can put on butties if i know numbers/No charge. Very pro football pub with our own team etc.
2) Broadfield Arms, Large car park and again will put on free butties if we know the numbers.
3) Queens Hotel, town centre pub and can do hot food if we know in advance, good menu and good prices, bound to say that cause its my own pub.
What I can assure you of though is that all 3 pubs are clean, safe and welcoming. We have had many teams up and they have all been brill, as were the QPR lads last season, hence we decided to contact you. For all the rich bods with sat-nav the post codes are as follows;
1 Wheatsheaf PR26 8PH
2 Broadfield PR25 1XH
3.Queens PR25 3NP

Tickets:
Rangers have far more tickets than they could ever possibly need for this fixture priced at £15 for adults and £10 concessions. All tickets are priced £15 if bought on the day. Supporters with 51 loyalty points or more can travel for free on the club coaches.

Links:

Official Burnley Website

Detailed fans' guide to Turf Moor

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