Set in the Ashley Down area of Bristol, Gloucestershire, Bristol County Ground (also known as the Brightside Ground) was established in 1870. One of its founding members was WG Grace, one of England’s greatest and most influential cricketers. The Brightside Ground regularly host domestic and international level T20 matches.
You’ll find some of the best food in the country in Bristol, a city with a thriving food scene and five Michelin star restaurants. Two of the award-winning restaurants are only a short bus ride away from the grounds: the elegant Wilks with its sharing plate menu and the more relaxed Bulrush. For more casual dining, Atomic Burger serves some of the best burgers and pizzas in the area.
For that home away from home feeling, stay at the Wellington, a traditional English pub with 10 stylish en-suite rooms. Closer to the city centre is Hampton by Hilton Bristol, offering comfortable, tastefully decorated rooms at a reasonable price. If you fancy a bit of luxury, book a room at the stylish Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa, a boutique hotel housed in two former bank buildings.
Spanning the Avon Gorge, a visit to the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, is a must while in Bristol. The views are unbeatable and its Visitor Centre tells the fascinating story of the bridge and the people who worked on it. Admire another masterpiece of British engineer Isombard Kingdom Brunel and visit the SS Great Britain, the ground-breaking steam ship that’s now a museum moored at Bristol City Docks. Bristol has a strong street art culture (the street artist Bansky hails from here) and there are plenty of street art walking tours to keep you busy.
Events near Bristol County Ground during the Cricket World Cup
There's a wide variety of events, festivals and activities taking place in Bristol during the Men's Cricket World Cup. Click the name of the event to find out more.
International Cricket and the SS Great Britain - 25 May - 21 July
Bristol Craft Beer Festival - 7-8 June
Bristol Festival of Nature 2019 - 8-9 June
BS9 Arts Trail - 8-9 June
Bristol Food Connections - 12-23 June
By rail: The closest mainline train station to the Brightside Ground is Temple Meads, which has good connections to the rest of the country. From there, catch the 17, 70/71, 72, 73, 75, 76 or T2 bus services that stop near to the ground’s entrance.
By car: The Brightside Ground is a short distance from the M32. Drivers from the south west and the Midlands can get here via the M5. If you’re coming from London or Cardiff, the M4 takes you directly to Bristol where you can pick up the M32. There is minimal parking around the ground so it’s best to travel by public transport.
By air: Bristol Airport is eight miles southwest of the city. It serves as a great gateway destination for other host grounds in the World Cup including Cardiff and Taunton.