It is not an easy task to choose the best of so many great cricket venues. In comprising this list, we took into account the history, atmosphere, aesthetics, as well as the quality of facilities.
- Lord’s, London
Lord’s is the home of cricket and for this reason it simply has to be at the top of our list. It is a ground filled with tradition, culture and history, with some beautiful Victorian architecture. It is also the place where the famous Ashes Urn is being kept.
- New Road, Worcester, England
This cricket ground has one of the best views in the whole country and this is why it is on our list. It offers a spectacular view of the old Worcester Cathedral and the river Severn. It is a picturesque, charming venue to enjoy the sport.
- Headingley, Leeds
The centre of sport in Leeds and home of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Headingley has seen many amazing sporting moments in its long history. The ground has recently been renovated and it is one of the best equipped stadiums in the UK.
- Womsley, Buckinghamshire
Idyllic rural setting in the nature is what sets out Womsley as the most beautiful ground in the UK. It is a quintessence of the true village cricket ground which makes it a wonderful place to watch cricket and relax on a hot summer day. It is the masterpiece of US-born billionaire Sir Paul Getty.
- Ageas Bowl, Southampton
This legendary ground was built in 2001 and is the home of Hampshire County Cricket Club. Situated in the countryside just outside of Southampton, stylish and well-equipped, it quickly built its reputation by hosting some of the most important UK cricket events.
- Edgbaston, Birmingham
After Lord’s this is the second biggest cricketing venue in the UK, with the capacity of 25,000. It offers great facilities for cricket in the West Midlands and although stands can be packed, the atmosphere during the matches is great!
- The Oval, London
Another cricket ground with a fascinating history, the Oval was built in 1845 to house Surrey County Cricket Club. It is also the birthplace of the Ashes, as it was after the game played on this ground against Australia in 1882, that a sports newspaper printed a mock-obituary for English cricket, which led to the creation of the Ashes urn.