Situated north of Bristol city centre, the County Ground has been the home of Gloucestershire CCC for well over a century.
How many grounds can say they were bought by WG Grace?
Grace, who was born in Downend, near Bristol, purchased the ground and saw the first fixture at the Nevil Road ground as Gloucestershire hosted Lancashire in 1889.
The County Ground first saw international cricket when it hosted New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the 1983 World Cup. Since then, the ground has gone on to host a further 16 one-day internationals, including two at the 1999 World Cup.
In May 2017 Bristol hosted England’s first ever home international fixture against Ireland. Adil Rashid claimed five for 27 as England won by the historic match by seven wickets.
Later that summer, Bristol hosted eight matches at the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup, including England’s semi-final victory over South Africa.
The venue has also hosted three T20I matches with England losing all three. Pakistan (2006), Sri Lanka (2011) and India (2018) were the visitors.
No cricketer has hit more T20I hundreds than Rohit Sharma’s four.
The India opener’s third - an unbeaten 100 from 56 deliveries - came against England in a seven-wicket victory for the visitors at Bristol in July 2018.
Address: The Bristol County Ground, Nevil Road, Bristol, BS7 9EJ
By car: The ground is situated in close proximity to the M32 with access to the M4 and M5.
Limited parking is sometimes available in the City of Bristol College car park, however it is recommended that all visitors should travel to the ground via public transport.
By public transport: The Brightside Ground is easily accessible by bus.
Services 17, 70/71, 72, 73, 75, 76, T2 all run within a five-minute walk of the main entrance using stops on the nearby Gloucester Road (Services 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, T2), Muller Road (Service 17) and Ashley Down Road (Service 70).
All buses operate at regular intervals, Service 75 and 76 run 24 hours a day.
journeys from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads take approximately an
hour and three quarters.
One for the meat lovers, an open kitchen serving up signature steaks (£20-40)
2 Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS1 6NB
Coronation Curry House
An authentic Indian curry house, perfect for an evening after the cricket (£10-20)
190 Coronation Rd, Bristol BS3 1RF
Burgers, fries and shakes (£10-15)
189 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8BG
A Michelin-starred restaurant championing local produce (three-course lunch - £34)
1-3 Chandos Road, Redland, Bristol, BS6 6PG
A Michelin-starred restaurant based in Cotham (Tasting menu £55)
21 Cotham Rd, Bristol, BS6 5TZ
The Clifton Suspension Bridge
Spanning the Avon Gorge, the famous landmark connects Bristol and North Somerset (free)
Bridge Rd, Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 3PA
Brunel’s SS Great Britain
Take time to visit a ship that changed history (adult £17, child £10)
Brunel's SS Great Britain, Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, England, BS1 6TY
Hang out harbourside where you’ll find shops, bars, cafes and a market on Sundays (free)
1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX
A 105ft tower set amidst plush parkland (free)
Brandon Hill Park, Park St, Bristol BS1 5RR
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Over 400 species of animals in 12 acres of gardens (£9-15)
Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA
The Royal Oak
Pub on Gloucester Road with a large beer garden
385 Gloucester Rd, Bristol BS7 8TN
Named after WG, The Grace offers plenty of food and drink and has a decked beer garden in which to enjoy it
197 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8BG
The Bristol Flyer
A pub with individuality, character and quirky charm
96 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8BN
The Lazy Dog
A dog-loving community pub with a large beer garden
112 Ashley Down Rd, Ashley Down, Bristol BS7 9JR
The Cider Press
A friendly and welcoming pub on the heart of Gloucester Road, famous for their 32 draught ciders
86-90 Gloucester Road, Bishopston Bristol, BS7 8BN
A traditional-style pub dating back to the 1800s with a walled beer garden
164 St Michaels Hill, Bristol, BS2 8DE
In 1939 Tom Goddard picked up 17 wickets in a day against Kent at Bristol, taking 9-38 and 8-68. Hedley Verity and Colin Blythe are the only others to equal Goddard’s effort.