Exiles on the Road | Barrow AFC Away Day Guide

This weekend, we look to make it three wins on the bounce when we travel to play-off chasing Barrow. It is one of the longest away days of the year, so we’ve compiled this handy guide to make sure everything runs smoothly on the day for you.

Where is Holker Street? 

Holker Street/SO Legal Stadium is located at: 

The SO Legal Stadium

Holker Street

Wilkie Road



LA14 5UW

Where will Newport fans be during the game? 

Away fans will be situated in one end of the Holker Street Terrace.

How do I get to Barrow? 

Barrow is one of the longest trips of the season, so planning your journey correctly is essential. The following are the best ways to get to Holker Street this weekend: 


Barrow AFC is a whopping 261 miles away from Rodney Parade. This is going to take a long time, with the M6 presenting the quickest route there. This will take around 4 and half- five hours, depending on traffic. 


It wil be an incredibly early start for any fans who want to get to Barrow on Saturday using the train. The only option that will give you time to make kick-off is to take the 6:49 am train to Manchester Piccadilly. This arrives at 10:15. You can then take the 10:50 to Barrow, arriving at 13:02. 

Alternatively, if you want to go on the train, we would recommend taking the train up on Friday evening and heading back Sunday morning. 


Saturday is going to be a long day, so why not let someone else deal with the stress of the journey? The easiest way to get to Barrow is to take one of the coaches organised by the  NCAFC Supporter’s Club.

Can I park near the stadium? 

There is no match day parking available at Hoker Street. However, the football club, which is adjacent to the club’s main reception, has match-day parking available at a small cost. The club also has a deal with Liberata, a company nearby. You can find more information on Barrow’s official website.  

How far is the train station to Barrow? 

Barrow-in-Furness station is within walking distance of the stadium. You can either walk 15-20 minutes to the ground, which is basically a straight walk down Holker Street, or you can take the number 3 bus from the station heading to Ormsgill and just off at the Barrow AFC stop. This will take four minutes.


Where to eat and drink locally

Barrow AFC offers supporters excellent food and drink facilities inside the stadium. The Cross Bar, a community-style pub at the stadium, typically welcomes away supporters. 

If you are arriving by train, or if you want to take a wander into Barrow, there is a Wetherspoons called The Furness Railway located just a few minutes walk from the stadium. You will also find a Tesco Extra close to there if you want to grab a quick snack on the go. 

Last time out

Our last match with Barrow was a hard-fought draw at Rodney Parade back in September. The game got off to a fast start, and we were given a golden opportunity to take the lead in the 15th minute when the ref pointed to the spot. Unfortunately, Omar Bogle’s effort came bouncing back off the post. 

Shane McLoughlin would then hand us the lead in spectacular fashion on the half-hour mark, firing a delightful effort into the roof of the net from outside the area. Frustratingly, that was not to be the last piece of action in the half, with Ryan Delaney picking up a second booking just before half-time, reducing us to ten men. 

Despite a spirited second-half performance, Dean Campbell was able to score a penalty for the visitors in the 69th minute, ensuring the points were shared. 

How much are tickets for Barrow AFC vs Newport County? 

The following are the prices for our clash with Barrow:



On Day







Under 17



Under 7 with Adult



Tickets can be purchased through the following link, click HERE.