Newcastle away: Norwich City fans’ guide to St James’ Park

Traveling Norwich fans. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Traveling Norwich fans. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City travel to the North East on Wednesday night to face Newcastle United at St James' Park. Here is our guide for Canaries fans on travel, food and drink.

A general view as fans arrive at St James' Park Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

A general view as fans arrive at St James' Park Richard Sellers/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

TRAVEL

• By car

Norwich to Newcastle by car takes just over five hours. As you approach the city on the A19 leave at the junction which is signposted Newcastle Road/ A184. Continue along this road, bearing left onto the A189 and then over the River Tyne on the Redheugh Bridge. Carry on straight up the dual carriageway which leads directly to the Gallowgate end of the ground.

There are numerous car parks near to the St James' Park as the ground is so central to the city. There are a lot of spots around the city for visitors to park including The Gate Car Park, The NCP multi-story car park on John Dobson Street and Grosvenor Casino. There are also two park and ride services available.


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• By train

Norwich to Newcastle by train takes just under five hours and the last train you can catch to make the game in time leaves Norwich at 1.57pm.

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The journey involves a change at Peterborough and when you arrive, Newcastle Central station is located around a 15 minute walk from St. James' Park and the ground is well signposted.

WHERE TO DRINK

Some pubs in very close proximity to the stadium will not allow away supporters entry and some places on 'The Diamond Strip' at central station will only allow fans without football shirts on. But most Newcastle pubs will allow away supporters into the bars with popular ones including Union Rooms, Head of Steam, The Mile Castle and bars at The Gate.

WHERE TO EAT

The city centre offers a number of cafes and restaurants. The first floor of The Gate is dedicated to restaurants such as Nandos, Pizza Hut and Frankie & Benny's. You will find all the fast food outlets on Northumberland street as well as food in the ground.

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