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Prestatyn Town

Bastion Gardens

Capacity: 2,000 (Seats 500)
Address:
Prestatyn, Denbighshire, LL19 7LU
Main Telephone No: 01745 856 905
Year Ground Opened: 1969
Team Nickname: Seasiders
Home Kit Colours: All Red
Official Web Site:
www.ptfconline.co.uk







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Contents
What's Bastion Gardens Like?
Entrance Sign 
(photo)
Future Developments
Bastion Gardens (photo)
Visiting Supporters
Martin Walsh Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Changing Room End 
(photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
Housing Estate Side 
(photo)
By Train
Training Ground End (photo)
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Local Rivals
Ground Layout
Fixtures
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Bastion Gardens Location Map

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What's Bastion Gardens Like?

Bastion Gardens is located five minutes walk north of Prestatyn town centre, between the railway line and the beach front. The ground is reached by an obscure driveway at the end of the suburban Bastion Garden road. Here we find a modest sized car park leading onto the rear of the social club and dressing room building. Walking through the home turnstile we emerge behind the goal at the social club end. This side of the ground has a narrow area of flat standing, formed by the border of the car park whilst most of the
space is taken up by the two separately built single storey buildings, the dressing rooms which are behind the goal, and the social club and offices which lead to the corner. This side is essentially flat standing however there is a lean to roof over the players entrance which will at least provide a small amount of cover if the heavens open. Looking from beneath this cover behind the goal and to the left is the Bastion Gardens side, a narrow strip of flat standing concrete hemmed in by the rear gardens of the housing. Looking to the far end of the ground is the open Bastion Road / training ground end which is also a narrow strip of flat standing concrete allocated to visiting supporters. Behind this is a small training ground, complete with goalposts leading to the border and the away supporters entrance turnstile in one corner. Looking to the far right we find the ground’s only covered accommodation, the Martin Walsh Stand, which has been extended in recent years to run the full length of the pitch. This narrow side backs onto Prestatyn cricket ground and has 500 plastic seats-originally from Shrewsbury Town’s Gay Meadow on a shallow seating deck,with a multitude of slim columns and a low roof which provides very little shelter from the elements.

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Entrance Sign

Entrance Sign

Future Developments
With space restricted on the Bastion Gradens side, there has been some talk that the Bastion Road/training ground end could be redeveloped to increase the seating capacity, most likely by placing a temporary structure in front of the training ground.
Bastion Gardens

Bastion Gardens

Visiting Supporters
As far as we are aware visiting supporters are allocated the Bastion Road / training ground end, which is reached by a separate turnstile along Bastion Road as its leads towards the beach front. This area of the ground is flat standing, with the training ground behind.

Martin Walsh Stand


  Martin Walsh Stand

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Where To Drink?

There is a Social Club at the ground that welcomes supporters. Mike Edwards informs me; 'A couple of hundred yards up from the ground going towards the sea front is the Nova Centre. Inside it has a bar which also shows televised sport.' Otherwise there are a number of bars and eating places to be found in the town centre, around a 10-15 minute walk away.

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Changing Room End


  Changing Rooms End

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How To Get There And Where To Park
From The East:

Follow the A548 towards Prestatyn. On the approach to the town continue on this road as it turns to pass over the railway line. Close to the town centre you will see signposts to the railway station, at the Marine Road / Victoria Road junction turn in the opposite direction, to your right to take you into Bastion Road. Then take the second right turn into Bastion Gardens. The ground entrance, home turnstiles, car park and social club are reached by a driveway at the end of the road. Alternatively if the car park is full or if you wish to enter the ground by the away supporters turnstile, continue further along Bastion Road and the entrance is on the right hand side.

From The West:

Follow the A548 Victoria Road from Rhyl into Prestatyn. As you see the signpost to the railway station turn in the opposite direction, to your left to take you into Bastion Road. Then take the second right turn into Bastion Gardens. The ground entrance, home turnstiles, car park and social club are reached by a driveway at the end of the road. Alternatively if the car park is full or if you wish to enter the ground by the away supporters turnstile, continue further along Bastion Road and the entrance is on the right hand side.

From The South:

Follow the A547 from Rhuddlan towards Prestatyn town centre. Follow the signposts to the town centre, turning left into the B5120 Ffordd Pendyffryn. Stay on this road as it passes the bus station on the left hand side and then once over the railway bridge take the right hand fork and follow the road as it twists to the right then left. At the Victoria Road crossroads continue straight ahead into Bastion Road. Then take the second right turn into Bastion Gardens. The ground entrance, home turnstiles, car park and social club are reached by a driveway at the end of the road. Alternatively if the car park is full or if you wish to enter the ground by the away supporters turnstile, continue further along Bastion Road and the entrance is on the right hand side.

Car Parking:

There is limited parking available at the ground itself. Street parking is available nearby.

Map showing the location of the Bastion Gardens Football Ground
(at the bottom of this page).

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Housing Estate Side

Bastion Gardens Houses
                    Side
By Train
Prestatyn benefits from a good regular train service on weekends and weekday evenings, with services between Holyhead-Conwy-Chester and the long distance South Wales to North Wales service Milford Haven-Cardiff- Shrewsbury-Chester-Holyhead.

5-10 minutes walk. Prestatyn Railway station has a central isle platform. When you step off the train look for the footbridge over the railway line, turn left at the top of the steps and walk over the railway line. Follow the road straight out of the station building towards the beach. At the cross roads continue walking straight on into Bastion Road. After 5 minutes walk turn right into Bastion Gardens, the main social club entrance, car park and turnstile is at the end of the driveway. Alternatively for the away supporters entrance, keep following the road towards the beach and after a further 2 minute walk you will see the ground on the right hand side. The away entrance is a gateway with an ironwork PTFC above it.

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Training Ground End


Training
                    Ground End

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By Bus
There is also bus services from the surrounding towns arriving at the town centre bus station.

35 Rhyl-Prestatyn-Rhuddlan-Rhyl
11 Chester-Holywell-Prestatyn-Rhyl
13 Llundudno-Colywyn Bay-Abergele-Prestatyn

10-15 minutes walk. You will arrive at the bus station which runs parallel to Prestatyn High Street. Look for the railway station and follow the road bridge over the railway line. The road forks once over the railway line, take the right turn and follow this road round to the crossroad. At the cross roads continue walking straight on into Bastion Road. After 5 minutes walk turn right into Bastion Gardens, the main social club entrance, car park and turnstile is at the end of the driveway. Alternatively for the away supporters entrance, keep following the road towards the beach and after a further 2 minute walk you will
see the ground on the right hand side. The away entrance is a gateway with an ironwork PTFC above it.


Admission Prices

Adults  £7*
OAP/Under 18s  £4
Under 16's £4
Under 11's Free (if accompanied by a paying adult)

* Members of the armed forces can gain free admission on production of their warrant card.

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Programme Price
Official Programme £1.50

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Local Rivals
In the Premier League Airbus UK & Rhyl are the nearest rivals Further down the league, Connah's Quay & Flint Town.

Ground Layout

Bastion Gardens Layout

Fixtures
Welsh Premier League Fixtures (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

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Record And Average Attendance

Record Attendance:
1,280 v Rhyl
April 13th 2009

Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 366
2012-2013: 243
2011-2012: 263

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Hotel Accommodation

If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They have a huge choice of places to stay and their booking facility is straightforward to use.  Yes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going.

Visit their Prestatyn Hotels and Guest Houses page.

Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.

 

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Map Showing The Location Of The Bastion Gardens Football Ground

Instructions for using the map:
- Use the bar on the left of the map to zoom in / out using the + / - keys.
- Click and drag an area of the map to move around or use the up/down, left/right arrows 
- Click the Satellite button to see aerial view photograph.



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Last Updated : 16 July 2014