Useful Visitor Information (Stafford)
We have been made aware that both the Stafford Horse Trials (all weekend) and the Stafford Half-Marathon (Sunday, 18th March, 2017) will be taking place between 10am and 12.30pm at the same time as our National Show at Stafford.
Please note the Stafford Horse Trials runs in the adjacent fields over the weekend and the half-marathon race will be held on Sunday, 18th March around the roads of Stafford . Please visit their website for timings and route information. http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/halfmarathon
The advice from the Borough Council is to avoid Stafford town centre on the Sunday and if arriving via the M6 to exit at junction 14 and travel down the A34 and A513 towards the Showground. Please check out the website and plan your route in advance. Please do share this information with others who may be attending on this day. Thank you. http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/halfmarathon
Please allow plenty of time for your journey.
Discounted tickets can be booked in advance by clicking here
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The Showground is just four miles from Stafford Railway Station. The station is situated on the West Coast Main Line offering a direct service to London Euston with a journey time of approximately one hour and twenty minutes. It also offers direct services to Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Manchester and Liverpool.
Airports – Birmingham International Airport is about 45 minutes from the Showground and both Manchester and East Midlands airports can be reached in little more than an hour.
There are no bus services to the Showground.
Disabled Access Step free access to all Exhibition Halls, Conference and Banqueting facilities. There is no Blue Badge Car Park. Disabled visitors may be dropped off at the nearest point and then the car parked in the car park.
Unisex Disabled toilet facilities are available inside Bingley Hall adjacent to the Barn Shop.
Access to Bingley Hall Balcony
A passenger lift within Bingley Hall affords disabled visitors access to the balcony with excellent viewing.
The Show address is: Bingley Hall, Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0BD.
Positioned in the heart of England, the Showground is situated on the A518 Stafford to Uttoxeter road, some four miles from Stafford. Drivers from either the North or South using the M6 motorway should exit at junction 14 and follow the signs for the County Showground / Shire Horse Show.
Distances in Miles
Birmingham 32 Newcastle 173
Bristol 116 Norwich 194
Edinburgh 265 Nottingham 64
Liverpool 72 Oxford 95
London 145 Shrewsbury 32
Manchester 60 York 106