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Ground information

Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent. CT1 3NZ
Tel: 01227 456 886 Fax: 01227 457 356

There are more than 2,600 seats in the covered stands (Colin Cowdrey, Frank Woolley, Chiesman Pavilion and Annexe) and more than 3,400 uncovered seats either side of the ground and next to the Les Ames Stand.

Click here to download Match information for Kent Fixtures at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence >>

Click here for the Ground Regulations


On non-matchdays, there is parking available for visitors to The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence in Canterbury via The Drive entrance.

On matchdays, there is no one-off parking at the ground for spectators.

Parking is available at Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School in Old Dover Road for £10 per day when school is not open and space is available.

Entry to The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence is via a pathway onto Nackington Rd and directly into the Club’s entrance - a five-minute walk.

There is a dedicated golf cart operating to help disabled and mobility challenged visitors, whom also have designated parking spaces. Sat Nav CT1 3EW

Disabled/Blue Badge parking spaces held in reserve at a daily rate of £15 per day.

Click here to buy an annual parking pass to the Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School

Park & Ride, New Dover Rd, Canterbury, (CT1 3EJ)

Situated approximately a 10 – 15 minute walk from the ground or short bus ride.  £3 per day for a car and up to 6 passengers (£1 after 4pm).

Monday – Saturday, 7am – 7.30pm: The bus heading into town stops in front of the turnstiles on Old Dover Rd.

For the return journey, before 6pm, you can catch the bus where you were dropped off and take the round trip into town and back out to the Park & Ride car park.

After 6pm, the Park and Ride bus will be diverted on the return from the City and will stop opposite the ground to pick up cricket spectators and take them back to the Park and Ride site.

Sunday 10am – 6pm: The bus heading into town stops in front of the main turnstiles on Old Dover Rd.

For the return journey, before 6pm you can catch the bus where you were dropped off and take the round trip into town and back out to the Park & Ride car park.

There will be additional departures for spectators only from opposite the Ground at 6pm, 6.15 and 6.30pm to get back to the site.


Ground Map

To download the map, click here >>

Food and Drink

The Lime Tree Cafe is open on non-matchdays: 8am-4pm on weekdays, 10am-2pm at weekends.

On a matchday, the Cornwallis Room on the first floor of the Colin Cowdrey Stand offers a Carvery luncheon on LV=CC (4 day) and Royal London One-Day Cup matches, Sandwiches and salads are also available. Within the Les Ames Stand, the Spitfire Bar also offers a range of food options at LV= County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup fixtures.

At NatWest T20 Blast fixtures the Spitfire Bar is exclusively a bar and food is served at temporary outlets around the ground.

There are public bars located within the Cornwallis Room and Les Ames Stand. The Chiesman Pavilion houses a Members' only bar and additional bars are located around the ground on the banks at NatWest T20 Blast matches.


Kent Cricket’s official accommodation partner is Kent Hospitality – part of the University of Kent.

With a range of bed and breakfast options to suit singles, couples or groups, prices start at just £40 per night.

For full details of their offers, plus information on their location and making your way to St Lawrence Ground, please visit www.kentbandb.com.

Simply enter KENTCRICKET into the promotional box and you will receive a 10% discount on your booking.

Cash machine

A cash machine can be accessed outside Sainsbury’s Local on Old Dover Road.

Access for disabled visitors

The main pedestrian entrance for disabled visitors to the ground on matchdays will be through the gate by floodlight 1.

Designated parking is available for blue badge holders around the ground via entrances in Nackington Road and The Drive.

There is a designated viewing area at the front of the Woolley Stand and lots of open spaces on the banks.

Food outlets with low counters include the Les Ames and Lime Tree Cafe.

Accessible toilets in the Les Ames Stand, the Ames Levett Sports Centre, Woolley Stand, Chiesman Pavilion and Cowdrey Stand.

Registered Office: The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent. CT1 3NZ

Registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 Register No. 28955R

Click here for the full Access Statement >>

Directions by car

From the North

From M20 junction 7 turn left onto A249. At M2 junction 5 (Sittingbourne) bear right onto M2. At junction 7 (Boughton Street) turn right on to A2. 

From the A2 ignore the first exit for Canterbury (Harbledown, A2050) Continue on the A2 till the Bridge exit. Take the exit and then turn right travel 70 metres the take the first right with a sign directing to Canterbury.

Follow the road on to the A2050 (not left and back onto to the A2). Continue on the Roman Rd and at the Gate roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the Old Dover Road (B2068). Continue on Old Dover Road for 800 metres and the ground will be clearly visible on the left hand side.

From the South

From M20 junction 13 bear right onto A20. Follow this road to junction with A260. Bear left and continue to junction with A2 (north). Continue to junction with A2050 and then proceed as north.

Public transport

Stagecoach East Kent buses:

Buses to/from Folkestone via the Elham Valley (route 17) and Hythe (route 18) serve the bus stops immediately outside the Cricket Ground on Old Dover Road.

Buses to/from Deal (route 12), Dover (route 15), and Folkestone via Hawkinge (Stagecoach Gold 16) all serve the bus stops on New Dover Road (a short walk down St. Lawrence Road opposite the ground).

There are frequent buses direct to Canterbury City Centre from the bus stop on New Dover Road adjacent St. Lawrence Road.

For timetable information visit www.stagecoachbus.com/eastkentor call traveline on 0871 200 22 33(calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge).



Southeastern trains (route map):

Canterbury East 1 mile (directions, station information): services to/from Charing Cross via Faversham, Sittingbourne, Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester and to/from Dover Priory via Bekesbourne, Adisham, Aylesham, Snowdown, Shepherds Well, Kearsney.

Canterbury West 1.5 miles (directions, station information) services to/from St Pancras International via Ashford Int, Ebbsfleet Int, Stratford Int and to/from Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs

Passenger information - 08457 484950