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The Spitfire Ground - Oriole at the Lime Tree

St Lawrence, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3NZ

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  • There is onsite parking available here with designated Blue Badge parking.
  • The most accessible entrance has: automatic doors and a manual door.
  • There is step free access once inside.
  • This venue also has the following available: seating.


  • This venue has a car park .
  • This is an open air car park with a tarmac, grass and gravel surface.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • There are more than 10 Blue Badge parking bays.
  • Potential obstacles between the Blue Badge parking and the entrance include uneven surfaces and loose chippings.
  • There is not a designated drop-off point.
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    • On match days there are 15 temporary Blue Badge spaces marked with cones.

Public Transport

  • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the venue.
  • Buses to/from Folkestone via the Elham Valley (route 17) and Hythe (route 18) serve the bus stops immediately outside the cricket ground on Old Dover Road.
    Buses to/from Deal (route 12), Dover (route 15), and Folkestone via Hawkinge (Stagecoach Gold 16) all serve the bus stops on New Dover Road (a short walk down St. Lawrence Road opposite the ground).
    There are frequent buses direct to Canterbury City Centre from the bus stop on New Dover Road adjacent St. Lawrence Road.
  • The nearest train station is Canterbury East.
  • Canterbury East Station is approximately 1 mile away.
    Canterbury West Station is approximately 1.5 miles away.
    For information on Canterbury East Station please click here
    For information on Canterbury West Station please click here.


  • There is step-free access at this entrance.
  • There are double automatic doors which open by sliding.
  • The width of the opening is 135cm.
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • There is a single manual door which open towards you.
  • The width of the opening is 82cm.

Eating and Drinking

  • This is a café which serves hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • There is step-free access.
  • There is staff can provide assistance and a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
  • Menu types include; written wall menus.
  • Menus are easy to read.
  • The following are available here: drinking straws, takeaway cups, takeaway cutlery and a portable card machine for payment.
  • There may be background noise here.
  • There is not a low level counter at the recommended height for wheelchair users.
  • The seating area has: room for a wheelchair user, tables which are accessible to wheelchair users, sofas, coffee tables, high tables, long tables and a mixture of chairs with and without armrests.
  • The seating area does not have: a priority table.
  • There are some tables which are at a recommended height for wheelchair users.

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