Wander The Small Town Of Chester-Le-Street During The ICC World Cup 2019 Season

Chester-Le-Street is a small town in the Durham County of England which otherwise sees fewer tourists during the entire year. But with the ICC World Cup 2019 matches coming to the home ground - The Riverside Stadium, this tiny town is going to experience a stream of visitors during the months of June and July. 

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Schedule of matches to be held at The Riverside Ground stadium in Chester-Le-Street

Sri Lanka Vs South Africa : June 28 : 10:30 (local), 15:00 (IST)

Sri Lanka Vs West Indies : July 01 : 10:30 (local), 15:00 (IST)

England Vs New Zealand : July 03 : 10:30 (local), 15:00 (IST)

Chester-Le-Street may have lesser number of ICC World Cup matches as compared to other venues, but all the three matches look promising to be enough exciting. It might be a small town, but Chester-Le-Street does have its share of attractions for all the visitors it's going to welcome during the World Cup matches.

Here is the World Cup schedule of matches in Wales.  

Where to stay in Chester-Le-Street?

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Being a small town in the Durham County, Chester-Le-Street has limited number of accommodations. So if you are planning to stay in town during the matches, it is recommended that you book well in advance. 

Lumley Castle: This is one of the best hotels in Chester-Le-Street, not to say the closest of all to The Riverside Ground stadium. Besides, the castle architecture will take your breath away.  

The Lambton Worm: Occupying this hotel would be great if you are traveling to Chester-Le-Street on a budget. It is around 3 kilometers away from The Riverside Cricket Ground.

Travelodge Chester-le-Street: This is a very humble accommodation in Chester-Le-Street, offering comfortable rooms to its guests.

You may further travel to Washington, UK, if you are unable to book accommodation in Chester-Le-Street.

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Places to visit in Chester-Le-Street

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There are a couple of places in Chester-Le-Street where you may pass your time before or after the match. If you have some more time on your hands, you may wander around a little and explore its neighboring attractions too.

Riverside Park: This park in Chester-Le-Street is a great place to spend some pleasant time. Head towards it for an early morning walk or for a pleasant evening stroll. 

St Mary and St Cuthbert: Dating back some 900 years, this parish certainly holds some interest. 

Beamish, the Living Museum of the North: This open-air museum is about 5-6 miles away from the Chester-Le-Street town center. Hiring a ride would allow you to reach this fascinating museum within 15-20 minutes.

Angel of the North: Located around 6 miles away from Chester-Le-Street, this is a contemporary sculpture, and is worth visiting. Causeway Arch and Waldridge Fell are a couple of other attractions near Chester-Le-Street that you may find interesting to visit. 

Modes of transport in Chester-Le-Street

The small town of Chester-Le-Street is ideal to be explored on foot. After a match at the Riverside Cricket Ground, you can easily walk within minutes to the Riverside Park. If you are planning on visiting the attractions that are farther from the city, then using the public buses is your best option. Availbale after every 30 minytes, you can pretty easy travel around Chester-Le-Street.

Check out what to do in London during the ICC World Cup 2019 matches!

Places to eat and drink in Chester-Le-Street

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Chester-Le-Street may be a small town but it has a bunch of places to eat and drink that would take your taste buds on a feast. Here are a few places where you can have some delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Sambuca, Chester Le Street: A late-night restaurant, it is a great place to hit for dinner after the match. 

Hollathans: With an extensive menu, the Hollathans is known to serve the best cocktails in town.

Queens Head: This place comes with a cozy setting and a variety of ales on tap. If you are lucky enough, you may get to catch up some live music during your meal.

Deanos Trattoria: If you are craving some Italian food, this is the right place to be. 

Pocket this Chester-Le-Street guide and you will have a great time in this small town too.

You should also check out how to have a blast in Birmingham during the 2019 ICC World Cup!


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