Shrewsbury Town

Ground: Gay Meadow
Address: Shrewsbury Town Football Club
Gay Meadow
Phone: 01743 360111
Official Web site:
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By car:
From West (A5): Keep on A5 as it bypasses Shrewsbury, to the roundabout which forms the junction with the A49/A5112. Take 1st exit (s/p Shrewsbury A5112) into Hereford Road. At roundabout after 0.3 miles (by McDonalds and Sainsburys) to straight on (s/p Meole Brace, Town Centre). At next two roundabouts, i.e. the Meole Brace Roundabout and the Sutton Park Roundabout, follow signs to Town Centre and Monkmoor. At Reabrook Roundabout take 1 st exit (s/p Town Centre) into Old Potts Way. After 0.5 miles, the ground appears straight ahead, but cars are taken round a one-way system. Follow signs to the Shrewbury Quest, keeping in the right hand lane. Just before passing under a second railway bridge, turn left to ground and carpark.
From South (A49): At roundabout which forms the junction with the A5 go straight on (s/p Shrewsbury A5112) into Hereford Road. Then as From West (A5).
From North (A53, A49): At roundabout which forms junction of A53 and A49, follow signs to Shrewsbury A5112 into Battlefield Road. After 0.7 miles, at Harlescott Crossroads, go straight on (s/p Town Centre). At Heathgates Roundabout after 0.9 miles, take 2nd exit (s/p Monkmoor A5112,LudlowA49)into Telford Way. At Telford Way Roundabout after 0.5 miles, take 2nd exit (s/p Meole Brace, Telford) into Robertson Way. At Crowmere Road Roundabout after 0.7 miles, go straight on (s/p Meole Brace, Telford) into Bage Way. At Reabrook Road Roundabout after 0.6 miles take 3rd exit (s/p Town Centre) into Old Potts Way. Then as From West (A5).
From East (M54): Follow M54 to its end, where it becomes the A5. After 6.6 miles go straight on at roundabout (s/p North Wales, Shrewsbury A5) keeping on the A5. At next roundabout after 1.2 miles, take 4th exit (s/p Shrewsbury A5064) onto the A5064 London Road. At roundabout after 1.1 miles (the one with column in middle) take 2nd exit (s/p Town Centre, Whitchurch) into Haycock Way. At roundabout after 0.3 miles, take 2nd exit (s/p Town Centre) into Old Potts Way. Then as From West.

By rail:
From Railway Station (Shrewsbury): There used to be a short cut from the back of the station, along the railway bridge and down into the ground. However, this has been shut for safety reasons. It is still used, under police supervision, when large crowds are expected travelling by rail. Otherwise, fans have to walk through tpwn. Come out of station to main road, turn left up hill towards Piccolino Pizzas, passing Beacon Radio on LHS. Follow the main road round, turning left at the cross (opposite Burger King) into St Mary's Street and then Dogpole, the main shopping streets. Turn left again at the T-junction (opposite The Lion), down the hill past a large touristy shop. Carry on down towards Lion and Pheasant Hotel, and over bridge. Turn left to ground just before road passes under railway bridge.

By bus:
The best buses from the town centre are nos. 1, 8 and 11.

Trouble Factor:
The ground is a safe place to visit. There are occaional outbursts of trouble but these usually occur in the town.

Fans Comments:

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Car Parking:
There's a car park for visiting supporters at the ground. Alternatively there's a large pay and display car park opposite Shrewsbury Abbey, just a couple of minutes' walk away, or street parking in the areas round Holywell Street or Monkmoor Road.

The nearest pub to the ground is The Crown on Abbey Foregate. Away fans are welcome and it serves real ale and good food.


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