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If you’re a sport lover (or just along for the ride), you can travel by train to some of Great Britain’s biggest and best stadiums
Whether you’re going to watch the big match or take a tour of the hallowed grounds, here’s how to find the nearest station to some of the most popular stadiums, and get closer to the action.
If you click the link for the station you need, you will find information about facilities and accessibility, as well as local area maps showing other connecting methods of transport (where available). All stations listed are within a 20-minute walk of the stadium, unless otherwise noted. Some stations will close or have restrictions on entry and exit when large events are taking place, so please check before you travel.
Over 100 years old, England’s national stadium is the largest sports venue in the UK and has hosted Olympic Games, World Cups, Euros, Live Aid and more.
Scotland’s national stadium is in the south of Glasgow, and is the home of the Scottish national football team, as well as hosting other sports and entertainment events.
The national stadium of Wales (formerly known as the Millennium Stadium) is in the heart of Cardiff and has the UK’s first fully retractable roof. It’s the home of the Welsh national rugby union team.
The home of Chelsea Football Club, in South West London.
The North London club’s ground is also the home of the NFL in Europe.
Nearest station: White Hart Lane
Arsenal’s home since 2006 is this 60,000-seater in North London.
Nearest station: Finsbury Park
The former Olympic Stadium in East London is home to West Ham FC and UK Athletics.
Nearest station: Stratford (London)
Manchester United’s ground, “The Theatre of Dreams”, is the UK’s largest club football stadium, and is also the venue for the rugby Super League Grand Final.
Nearest stations: Manchester Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly. It takes about an hour to walk to the stadium, but there is a connecting Metrolink service that goes directly there from Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road stations
Manchester City moved into the stadium in 2003, after it was converted from an arena built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games. The Etihad is part of Sportcity, a sports complex which has squash, athletics and cycling venues, among others.
Voted the Premier League’s best stadium for atmosphere, Anfield has been the home of Liverpool FC since 1892.
Everton have played at Goodison since 1892, but are set to move into a new state of the art stadium on Liverpool’s waterfront in 2024.
Newcastle United’s stadium is in the centre of the city. Its 150-foot cantilevered roof is one of the largest in Europe.
The home of Rangers is located in the south of Glasgow.
Celtic play in Scotland’s largest football stadium, nicknamed “Paradise”, in the east of Glasgow.
Edinburgh club Heart of Midlothian have played at this ground since 1886.
Hibernian play at this stadium in the Leith area of Edinburgh.
Nearest station: Edinburgh is a 25-minute walk from the stadium
The home of England Rugby is where its Six Nations matches are played.
Located in the west of Edinburgh, the largest stadium in Scotland is the home of Scottish Rugby Union.
Known as the “Home of Cricket”, Lord’s hosts national and international matches and is the ground of Middlesex County Cricket Club.
Warwickshire County Cricket Club’s ground is in the south of Birmingham.
Nearest station: Birmingham New Street is a 35 minute walk, and a shuttle bus service operates on match days
Uniquely, Headingley is home to both Yorkshire County Cricket Club in the Headingley Cricket Ground and, in the adjoining Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Club.
Lancashire Cricket Club play in this ground, which is just a short walk from Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium.
Nearest stations: Manchester Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly. It takes about an hour to walk to the stadium, but there is a connecting Metrolink service that goes directly there from Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road stations.
The home of the Grand National is found in the north east of Liverpool.
One of the UK’s biggest horse racing courses, this Berkshire venue even has its own train station.
Nearest station: Newbury Racecourse
This course is best known for its annual Royal Ascot events, with their formal dress code.
The UK’s largest athletics stadium hosted the 2022 Commonwealth Games athletics and para athletics events.
The All England Lawn Tennis Club, better known as Wimbledon, hosts the international tennis tournament every year.