The Rugby Groud Guide

Travel

 

 

Air: London- Luton and Nottingham- East Midlands are easily accessible by road from Northampton via the M1.

Birmingham International is also within reach and has a direct rail link with London Midland trains.

 

Rail: Northampton is on the West Coast main line and is served by London Midland, who provides regular services from London Euston and Birmingham New Street.

The journey is approximately one hour in each direction.

www.londonmidland.com

Northampton train station is approximately 20 minutes' walk from Franklin's Gardens-

Turn right out of the station and continue past Thomas A  Becket pub, the Church and Co factory and bus station. At fork in road bear left and the Stadium is on your left.

 

Bus:If you don't fancy the walk, take the number 22 bus; the stop is right outside the station.

Services run approximately every 20 minutes.

In addition to the  number 22 bus, Stagecoach buses 9/9A, 5 and D 1/2/3 also go past the ground, stopping at the Beacon Bingo Hall close to Franklin’s Gardens.

 

Road: From the North (via M1): Exit M1 at Junction 16 and follow the A45 to Northampton and follow the signs to Town Centre. At Cineworld roundabout turn right (down the hill).

At TGI Fridays turn left and then straight over the next roundabout (the football ground should now be on your left). Follow signs to car parks.

From the South ( via M1) : Exit motorway  at Junction 15A and follow the signs towards Sixfields. Turn right at roundabout (next to TGI Fridays) where supporter car parks are clearly marked. Go straight over mini-roundabout    next to the Walter Tull Memorial and follow signs for car parks.

From Welford, Market Harborough Areas: Continue down the A508 (from Market Harborough ) or A5199 (from Welford) to the Kingsthorpe   area of Northampton. Turn right at the major set of traffic lights (The Cock Hotel  is on the corner) signposted Sixfields. Continue on this road until you get to    Cineworld. roundabout .(approx 3 miles) - go straight over and down the hill.Then continue as from M1 North.

From the East: Follow A45 to M1 Junction   15. Head north to Junction 15A,then follow directions from the South.

 

Parking: Lots of spaces in Pay-and-Display car parks near to the stadium

To find Franklins Gardens, look out for the huge tower behind the ground .One of the youngest listed buildings in England, the National Lift Tower   was the test bed for Express Lifts when they were based next door.

 

 

Last Updated : August 2016

 

 

 

Copyright Miles & Miles Publishing 2016

 

 

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