Offering a museum, tours, coaching and even children’s parties, Edgbaston doesn’t just pull in the crowds with its cricket matches. Home to Warwickshire County Cricket Club, Edgbaston Cricket Ground is one of England’s most famous sporting venues and has been hosting Test Match cricket for over 100 years. Some of England’s finest cricketers have graced the pitch, including Ashley Giles, Dennis Amiss and Bob Willis. Throughout the summer months, the Warwickshire Bears play over 50 days of domestic cricket, both the traditional format and the faster paced t20. For the rest of the year, lots of other events take place at Edgbaston, including fireworks, weddings, parties and conferences.
Edgbaston Cricket Ground
With facilities to match its immaculate pitch, Edgbaston is a great stadium to visit.
Edgbaston is considered to be one of England's leading cricket grounds. Eight separate stands have been built and expanded over the years meaning that the stadium can contain cheering crowds of 23,500 at full capacity.
Eating and Drinking
Feeling peckish before the match? Don’t worry there are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from, both inside and around Edgbaston.
Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a five course taster menu, Edgbaston has food and drink covered. Elegant Eat, the stadium’s fine dining restaurant offers a menu full of seasonal flavour. If you want to explore the options outside the stadium, head into Edgbaston. Here you’ll find everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to fish and chip shops.
With allocated disabled parking, separate disabled toilets and, most importantly, a lift to a spacious wheelchair area offering a great view of all the action, Edgbaston is open to all.
Getting to Edgbaston
Just outside Birmingham city centre, Edgbaston is easy to get to so you won’t miss a wicket. If you're jetting in, it’s just a 10-minute train journey from Birmingham International Railway Station to New Street Station. From there you can jump on a bus, take a taxi or walk to Edgbaston.
With Birmingham’s busy motorway system, getting to Edgbaston is easy by car. Parking is limited so make sure you book in advance.
Hop on the 45 and 47 bus from Birmingham City Centre and get off at Pershore Road for a short stroll to the stadium.
Only 2 miles away, Edgbaston’s nearest station is New Street. That’s a 10-minute bus journey or, if you’re feeling energetic, a 20-minute walk.