Burnley on Saturday 13th August 2016 at 15:00
Address: Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX
Telephone: 0871 221 1882
Web Site: www.burnleyfootballclub.com
Burnley is a well supported club and there is normally a good atmosphere. Swans fans are in the David Fishwick Stand behind the goal. The away stand has two pillars which can spoil your view and old, wooden seats instead of plastic ones.
If the Swans take a big away following, the concourses below the stand can be a bit mental to get a drink. Hot dogs, and a variety of pies as well as alcohol (lager, bitter & cider) are available inside the ground.
Burnley is in the heart of Pennine Lancashire. It has historic houses and an industrial heritage, a working forge and a brewery.
The South Pennines countryside is great for wildlife, walkers, horse riders and cyclists and there are plenty of waterways – canal, rivers, reservoirs and lakes where you can do anything from fishing to windsurfing. The panopticon high on the moors above Burnley has views over the town from Pendle Hill to Worsthorne Moor with Padiham and the surrounding villages in the distance.
Burnley’s pub and club scene is pretty lively. Unfortunately, live performances at Burnley Mechanics (BB11 1BH) only run from September to March.
Towneley Park is the largest park in Burnley at 180 hectares and has landscaped parkland surrounding Towneley Hall and Museum. It has an 18 hole golf course, a 9 hole golf course, a Pitch and putt course, woodlands, a café, playgrounds, bowling greens and an offshoots permaculture project. www.visitburnley.com/ gives more information
Hotels near the town centre or Turf Moor are Holiday Inn Express, Rosehill House Hotel, Premier Inn, and Oaks Hotel and Leisure Club.
Pubs and Grub
Burnley Cricket Club (BB10 4BN) has a clubhouse right next to the ground and you can also park there for £6. The ‘110 Club’ (BB11 3BY) near the ground is a private club which lets in away fans for a small entrance fee. The club serves good reasonably priced food and cheap beer with children welcome.
‘The Bridge Bier Huis’ (BB11 1UH) is a 10 minutes walk from the ground, serves good beer, has a decent, varied food menu and is OK for away fans. ‘The Talbot Hotel’ (BB11 2RS) is a big pub, 600 years old and has a wide selection of real ales, Sky Sports on big screen TVs, 2 pool tables, and an outdoor beer garden. They have rooms (but no breakfast) at £30 for a single and £40 for a double.
Away fans are directed to park by the side of the Burnley fire station go past it, away from the ground, 100 yards later you’ll find the ‘Queen Victoria’ (BB10 3EF) a Brewers Fayre pub. ‘The Woodman Inn (BB11 3EX) is half a mile up the road from the ground and is a small & friendly place for away fans, with a large screen TV showing sports.
‘The Turf Hotel’ on Yorkshire Street and pubs in the town centre are best avoided and colours should be covered up in and around the centre of town.
There are 200 parking spaces at the Hollywood Park Cinema (BB11 2EG), cost is £1 for 6 hours, or £2 all day. It’s a 15 minute walk to Turf Moor and you get back onto the motorway after the game easily. Street parking is also available
There are two train stations close to Turf Moor, Burnley Central (local trains, a 20 min walk) and Burnley Manchester Road (trains from Manchester, a 15 min walk). Trains from Swansea take 6 hours and leave at 05:50, 06:44 and 07:44. The only trains to get you back to Swansea that evening are the 17:14 and the 18:14 from Manchester Road.
For the Travelling Jacks making the trip – Be Loud, Be Proud and Be Positive!