Norwich V Watford - Parking

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by G-man, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. G-man

    G-man Academy Graduate

    Any advice on the best place(s) to park near Carrow Road?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    The Linton Travel Tavern isn't too far away - its on the A11 and equidistant between Norwich and London. Genius location. Only one guest staying there currently so should be ample parking too. I believe most of Norwich itself is pedestrianised so parking nearer could be a struggle.
     
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  3. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Take the A47 towards Yarmouth at the Thickthorn roundabout, ignore the turnoff to the football ground, and leave at the next exit to go towards Thorpe. Turn right into Harvey Lane at the traffic lights and first left into Stanley Avenue where you should be able to park. Then walk along Thorpe Road into Carrow Road.
     
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  4. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Beware if you want a shower during your stay, the bars of soap only withstand one aggressive body scrub at best.
     
  5. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Ask Joni Mitchell
     
  6. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    Might I suggest about 3 feet in front of wherever Daniel Bachmann is?
     
  7. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Park at Stowmarket near the station. Plenty of cheap parking or even free down the side streets. Just off the A14, no traffic, no hassle.
    Closer to London by miles. Watford Norwich 2hrs30. Watford Stowmarket 1hr 35
    Bonus points for a quick pint of Peroni at the Mill bar by the station, they are okay with football colours and the foods alright too.
    28 minutes on the train (only one stop) and youre practically on top of carrow road.
     
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  8. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Filbert how about using one in each hand? Would that work?
    Or a nice bath with a cap full of Dettol?
     
  9. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Hang on…..





    Yeah that could work.
     
  10. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    I meant to mention that before you get to Harvey Lane you'll find a couple of places on the right offering matchday parking.
     
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  11. G-man

    G-man Academy Graduate

    Just had a look on Google street - Stanley Ave looks like a great place to park but guessing it fill sup quickly?!
     
  12. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Loads of re-badged Mini Metros though. They’re only small so should be plenty of space.
     
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  13. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    I think Letsbe Ave is closer.
     
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  14. Always sup quickly if you don't want to miss the start.
     
  15. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    In a town unfamiliar to you, use Parkopedia
     
  16. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    This should be in the Team Bus section.
     
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  17. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Mr B Oddie is on the phone for you
     
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  18. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Yes. But it's always worth a try. If you're driving 100 miles and planning to get a drink you should be there before the locals anyway.
     
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  19. YellowHornets

    YellowHornets Reservist

    Yourparkingspace.co.uk is pretty handy, you might even find one close by to the Stadium on there.
     
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  20. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    In the past I have parked at Norfolk County Council county hall. It’s a ten to 15 minute walk. This year going on the train.
     
  21. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Good choice!
     
  22. rochdale away

    rochdale away Reservist

    Probably best to avoid county hall as they have been doing a lot of building work including around the car park+they are Uber Covid sensitive so probably wouldn’t risk any nasty imported Watford germs!
    The park and ride at Thickthorn roundabout is almost certainly the best option. I live in Norwich and getting your car anywhere near carrow rd is a ghastly experience even when there is no game on. Worth mentioning that there are some fairly major roadworks going on that are causing huge backlogs around the city
     
  23. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    The train is a good choice as others have said getting around Norwich, particularly on a match day is a bit of a nightmare and there are lots of roadworks currently.
     
  24. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    This is a big game, I think Norwich need to win this, they have lost all four games this season but they will still have the hope that the reason for this is they have played Liverpool, Manchester City, Leicester and Arsenal. However, Leicester were thrashed 4-1 by West Ham the game before they played Norwich and Arsenal hadn't scored a goal or picked up a point before they played Norwich at The Emirates last Saturday. I can imagine if they don't win this one then it will be quite demoralising for Norwich and it will set us up nicely for Newcastle at home.
     
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  25. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I'm gonna park at the owl sanctuary and walk
     
  26. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Yes, but where are you going to park?
     
  27. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    As someone who's not going, and doesn't drive, if anyone could explain to me why I am checking this thread I'd be very grateful.o_O
     
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  28. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    On a driving ban :D
     
  29. BusheyOrn

    BusheyOrn Reservist

    There's a space directly in front of our goal which might help us?
     
  30. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    So we won the game, but it means nothing until we have a review of the parking. Please do tell of the results...
     
  31. CarlosKickaballs

    CarlosKickaballs Forum Picarso

    Could be difficult after the pedestrianisation of the Norwich City centre.
     
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  32. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    We followed rochdaleaway’s advice and used the Park & Ride, but at Norwich Airport because we were coming down from a morning spent at Cley NWT reserve. It worked really well and the weather up at Cley was great.
     
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  33. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    Nice work on both parts of the day:)
     
  34. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett Reservist

    Got there late and parked in the Riverside carpark about 10 mins from the ground.
    *Update* Now on level 2 and hoping to exit very soon .
     
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  35. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    It was either very slow getting out of the car park, late kick off (which it wasn’t) or you went for a celebratory pint! Or three!
     

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