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Parking in Gloucester
Posted by: bayham (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2008 10:22

Not having been to Gloucester before, can anyone advise whether there is decent parking near the ground?

Re: Parking in Gloucester
Posted by: Robbinho (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2008 10:26

I'm driving too, and worried parking might be at a premium due to lack of public transport available!

Re: Parking in Gloucester
Posted by: wineman (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2008 10:28

We are coming in from the West as we'll be camping in the Forest of Dean.

I guess the upside may be more parking available on a Sunday on roadsides - but could really do with some help here.

Cheerycherry and all the rest of you please help.



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Re: Parking in Gloucester
Posted by: Bod (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2008 10:28

You'll probably find Sunday in Glaws is OK - just don't forget to remove your hubcaps!
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Re: Parking in Gloucester
Posted by: TallRugbyGirl (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2008 10:33

wineman - you might need to read this. BBC - Work begins on 10m road revamp



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Re: Parking in Gloucester
Posted by: Fudpucker (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2008 10:36

Will the Park and Rides be operating?

Re: Parking in Gloucester
Posted by: pingg5 (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2008 10:38

The ground is fairly central and there are multi-storey car parks close to the ground - I'm sure if you get there early enough then parking will not be an issue.

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Re: Parking in Gloucester
Posted by: Fudpucker (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2008 10:42

To answer my own question, information available states Park and Ride does not operate on Sundays.

Re: Parking in Gloucester
Posted by: Recced (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2008 10:45

We always park at the big retail park. If you drive right into it and park down the left side of B&Q they've not finished the road their so are no double yellows. Have parked there about 3 times this season with no problems.

You can walk to Kingsholm in less than 5 mins from there.

Re: Parking in Gloucester
Posted by: pezza4england (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2008 10:54

The info on the Glaws website is accurate. I had no problem 2 weeks ago.



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Re: Parking in Gloucester
Posted by: Robbinho (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2008 10:57

Thanks everyone

Re: Parking in Gloucester
Posted by: bayham (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2008 11:08

thanks

Re: Parking in Gloucester
Posted by: wineman (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2008 11:32

Thanks TRG. Thats cracking timing on the roadworks (guess its that old plan of digging things up to interrupt the holiday season) - looks like we'll be going to the Forest via Wales then as the AA says that route takes no longer.

But may need to look for another way into the city on match day!



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Re: Parking in Gloucester
Posted by: BathGal (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2008 19:57

cheerycherry et al should be able to help more - but i'm sure that worcs will be coming down the m5 - and there arent many commuters from the a40 at 11am on a sunday morning!

although the farm shop on the a40 can sometimes be busy and it is a bank holiday.....I cannot imagine that it will be that busy coming out of the forest though. I used to live in Ross so did used to drive the a40 quite a lot... depends where the roadworks on the a40 are - if its from huntley to roundabout with a48 then go across to a48 via cinderford rather than up to huntley. if its the bridge over the river though its a bit more tricky so make sure you are early!!

I've always parked in the side streets opp the ground - was a bit worried with a bath sticker on the car - but was always fine! (Sm108)

Wineman - I used to commute to Coleford from Bath until we moved - would go via Chepstow A48 then turn left at Lydney - its quite a nice drive.



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Re: Parking in Gloucester
Posted by: Hanham Bath (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2008 20:41

Quote:
bayham
Not having been to Gloucester before, can anyone advise whether there is decent parking near the ground?

Try Cheltenham

Re: Parking in Gloucester
Posted by: glawslad (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2008 22:41

Quote:
We always park at the big retail park. If you drive right into it and park down the left side of B&Q they've not finished the road their so are no double yellows. Have parked there about 3 times this season with no problems.
You can walk to Kingsholm in less than 5 mins from there.

Interesting idea, just make sure you don't park in the actual retail park spaces, or you'll find a nice 70 fine when you return. Also, even if the park and ride was open, the time is limited to 3 hours now. And, if you can walk to Kingsholm in less than 5 minutes from there, you must walk pretty damn quickly!

There are various places to park, such as Denmark Road and any other little streets, or, near a small Sainsburys in town and the Coach and Horses pub, there are 2 car parks, which I believe are free to park in on Sundays.



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Re: Parking in Gloucester
Posted by: wendyglaws (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2008 22:47

The roadworks on the A40 are on the stretch of road that runs past the farm shop. At the moment there are still 2 lanes open on the road coming into Gloucester, the lane restriction is on the lanes leading out of Gloucester. Be careful parking in the car park by B&Q, we have had several announcements over the last few weeks about parking tickets being issued. Parking is limited on match days although it is ok if you pay the 1.50, or whatever it is now, to park there. You may find that you can park in the streets near to the ground if you get there early enough. Gloucester usually operate a Park and Ride scheme on match days just off Jct 11A of the M5.It is sign posted. It's on the A417 at British Energy car park at Barnwood - near to Sainsbury's Superstore - if you know where that is. The buses drop off and pick up right outside the ground so may be worth checking with Gloucester Rugby Club to see if it is operating on Sunday?



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Re: Parking in Gloucester
Posted by: Beer Belly (IP Logged)
Date: 22 May, 2008 10:24

Have just received an e-mail from 'Alistair' at Gloucester Rugby confirming that the Junction 11a P&R is open from 2 hours prior to kick-off.

Have now removed the Gloucester Rugby cookie from my PC!!

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Re: Parking in Gloucester
Posted by: Robbinho (IP Logged)
Date: 22 May, 2008 11:46

That really helpful, the P&R sounds like a good option.

Did said Alistair mention how long it would run for after the game?

Re: Parking in Gloucester
Posted by: Beer Belly (IP Logged)
Date: 22 May, 2008 11:56

Again from Alistair

Q: Is the P&R open for a couple of hours after the game?
A: Should be.

Personally not planning on hanging around after the game as drinking beer closer to home is a better option!

Alistair also assures me that Castle Grim will be open (with bars) from 10:00hrs.

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