Grounds | Buxton
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Buxton is the home of bottled Peak District water and Silverlands - the highest football ground above sea level in England at 1,000 feet, and one of the oldest. The ground is one of the best in the league, holding up to 5,200 spectators with an impressive 500 seater main stand on the half way line with some standing either side. Opposite is the Scratching Shed or 'Shed' as it is known with covered terraced standing. Behind the goals, there is uncovered standing at one end and the Railway End Terrace at the other. On trips to Buxton, away fans are often in the Shed and the open end behind the goal. Facilities include a bar, small club shop, and a food hut which sells the usual burgers, hot dogs, chips, teas and coffees all at reasonable prices. Buxton railway station is also nearby, but it is a short steep walk uphill from there to the ground. The surrounding area of the stadium is nice and Buxton is pleasant with little shops, parks and some good pubs, making it a perfect away day. Ground review by FC United fan - Richard Jones.
There is an hourly direct train service from Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton departing Manchester at 8 minutes to the hour. The return trains depart Buxton at 22 minutes past each hour. Off-Peak Day Return - Â£9.20 (Sept 2012).
From Stockport (A6): Turn left at first roundabout, turn right at next roundabout, right at traffic lights (London Road pub) to Buxton Market Place. After two sets of pedestrian lights turn right at Royles shop then turn immediate left and follow road approx 500 metres to ground (opposite police station.) From Bakewell (A6): Turn left at roundabout on to Dale Road and follow road to traffic lights, then as above. From Macclesfield/Congleton/Leek: Follow road to Burbage traffic lights and take right fork in the road at the Duke of York pub (Macclesfield Road.) Then at next traffic lights turn left (London Road pub) and follow as above. From Ashbourne (A515): Go straight on at first traffic lights (London Road pub) and follow directions as above.
Wye Bridge House Fairfield Road Buxton SK17 7DJ Mile(s) from ground: 0.2 Swan Hotel 40 High Street Buxton SK17 6HB Mile(s) from ground: 0.4 Reproduced from CAMRA's Good Beer Guide (GBG) 2013 with permission, these are the GBG pubs closest to the ground. Distance is as per GBG 2013 Android version, using the ground's post code.