Whether you’re a spectator or taking part, these destinations are within close proximity of major venues for sporting fans. If you’re catching a match, having a flutter at the races, or teeing off, check out this wide variety of locations to suit your needs.
Close to Old Trafford, home to Manchester United, as well as the City of Manchester Stadium, where Man City play, this is England’s Football Capital. Perfect for footie fans, with the National Football Museum also on the doorstep. Don’t worry if football isn’t your thing, take a trip to the National Cycling Centre!.
This vibrant town in the South-East of England is located close to London, Windsor and the River Thames.
Feeling lucky? Then have a flutter on the horses at nearby Ascot, or try your hand at a bit of ice-skating at the Slough Ice Arena.
Catch a spot of cricket at the Headingley Stadium, or head to Elland Road to watch a Leeds football club match. For rugby league action the Leeds Rhinos are
the team to watch or if you fancy a spot of golf there are many courses within a 20-minute drive of the city centre. With climbing and indoor skiing you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Head to nearby St James’ Park to watch the Magpies, Newcastle’s Football club, or if you want to do something active and sporty, head to the dry ski slope. There’s also the Newcastle Racecourse, if horse racing is more your thing or you may need to rest those tired limbs after the Great North Run.
With a whole multitude of impressive sporting venues, Cardiff plays host to a variety of diverse sporting activities. The Cardiff Arena, City Stadium and Millennium Stadium are just some places to catch the action. The impressive Cardiff International White Water is an Olympic standard canoeing and kayaking centre.
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Within easy reach of Anfield, home to Liverpool Football Club, as well as Goodison Park, where Everton resides, this location is ideal for football fans. You can check out the Echo Arena for rugby union, cricket, basketball and tennis. Have a flutter on the horses at the nearby Haydock Park Racecourse or Aintree Racecourse.