Visiting Bath

Beyond the conference

The beautiful city of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

From LoneleyPlanet.com: Home to some of the nation’s grandest Georgian architecture – not to mention one of the world’s best-preserved Roman bathhouses – this slinky, sophisticated, snooty city, founded on top of natural hot springs, has been a tourist draw for nigh on 2000 years.

Things to do

Explore the beautiful city

From LonelyPlanet.com: Bath has plenty of things to offer. Bath’s Roman remains are one element of the ‘Outstanding Universal Value’ that makes Bath a World Heritage Site. Many of the City’s Roman remains are centred around the Roman Baths. These include the archaeological remains of the Roman temple of the Goddess Sulis Minerva and the extensive bathing complex. The Roman town of Aquae Sulis was a walled settlement. Beyond the city wall are Roman and Iron Age remains including hill forts, field systems and villas, demonstrating the extent of the settlement. The road system and Roman street plan later influenced the Medieval and Georgian layout of the City. Click below for guides on things to do when visiting Bath.

Staying here

Conference Accommodation

Bath has accommodation options to suit all, from budget hotels and hostels through to renowned 5-star hotels. A good place to start looking is Visit Bath

If you are having problems finding something suitable, please email milnersupport@bath.ac.uk.

 

Travel Advice

Getting Here

All information concerning travel advice can be found at http://www.bath.ac.uk/collections/travel-advice/.

Train services

There are frequent services from London, Bristol and South Wales to Bath Spa Railway station (BTH).

Visit National Rail for train timetables, fares and cheap advance tickets.

On Open Days, there will be student ambassadors posted at the station to direct you to buses and taxis.

DisabledGo.com provides for information about the accessibility of Bath Spa railway station.

Rail updates

Visit the websites of the main rail operators in the Bath area for the latest travel updates:

Coach and bus services

Visit National Express to plan journeys to Bath. There are frequent daily services between London Victoria, Heathrow Airport and Bath.

You can also plan journeys by bus and coach using Traveline South West.

Air travel

Bristol International Airport

Our nearest airport is Bristol International Airport.

The A4 Air Decker bus service will take you directly from the airport to Bath.

You can also catch the Bristol Flyer Airport Express from the airport to Bristol Temple Meads rail station to travel to Bath by train.

London Airports

There are regular connections by rail and coach from London Heathrow and London Gatwick.

Travelling by car and parking in the city of Bath

Traffic in and around Bath can become very congested, especially at peak commuter time and weekends. Use an online planner to find the best option for driving to Bath.

Car parks

There are several city centre car parks. Limited, short-stay, on-street parking is also available and is Pay & Display.

Park and Ride services to the city centre are also available in Newbridge, Lansdown and Odd Down.

Campus Address

University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath
BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

GPS coordinates: Latitude 51.378344, Longitude -2.325202

Additional information

Use Norwood Avenue (BA2 7BA), not Quarry Road, to get to the main entrance of the campus and visitor car parks.

Visit our travel advice section for more detailed information on how to get to the city of Bath and the University campus.

Maps

The campus flat map and 3D campus map show parking, buildings and department locations.

Accessibility

The University has done a major programme of works to improve access for people with disabilities. The accessibility map shows locations of disabled parking and wheelchair access on campus. For more detailed advice and information visit our accessible access guide.

Bus services

With frequent services between the city centre and campus, bus is the easiest way to travel to University. Visit the bus company websites to view timetables, purchase tickets and check for service updates.

The following services start and end at the Claverton Down campus bus terminus:

First Bath Uni Bus

  • U1 Lower Oldfield Park via city centre
  • U2 Combe Down, Southdown, Oldfield Park

Wessex Star

  • 20A and 20C Bath circular services

Bus stops

City centre bus stops

Bath Bus Station is on Dorchester Street, near the train station. You can catch a bus to the University opposite the bus station. A bus journey from here will take 10 to 15 minutes.

Other bus stops in the city centre are:

  • on Corn Street, opposite the Avon Street multi-storey car park
  • next to Bath Abbey
  • on North Parade, opposite the cricket club ground
  • at the bottom of Bathwick Hill

Campus bus terminal and stops

Buses arrive at and leave from the terminus, on Convocation Avenue.

There is another bus stop on the road leading on to and off the campus, at the junction of Norwood Avenue and The Avenue, close to the Sports Training Village.

Access for passengers with disabilities

Most buses to campus have low floors and wheelchair areas for passengers with disabilities.

First Bath Uni Bus accessibility information

  • Visit the First Group website for details of the accessibility of their services.
  • Use their Journey planner to check that the buses on your route have low floor access.

Cycling and Walking

Routes to campus

You can walk or bike from the centre of Bath using:

  • North Road
  • Bathwick Hill
  • Widcombe Hill

These routes involve a steep uphill climb. It will take 30 to 40 minutes to walk to campus.

Walk or bike from the east of Bath to campus using:

  • Claverton Down Road
  • The Avenue / Claverton Hill (steep uphill climb)

Walking routes across the city

The University and Bath and North East Somerset Council set up the Walking Network. This is a series of scenic and accessible routes that link the campus with locations around the city.

There are four routes that cross the city, each one passing the campus.

The National Trust, Bath Skyline walk is a longer but more scenic route between the University and the city centre.

Public rights of way

There are routes, off the main roads, used by people biking or walking to campus. If you use these, you must check that you have a legal right of way.

Use this Ordnance Survey map to view public rights of way.

Bicycle storage

You can park your bike in secure storage and bike shelters on and off-campus.

Pay and display parking

If you are visiting the University, you can use the pay and display parking on campus.

Capacity is very limited. We recommend public transport as the best way of travelling to the University.

If you are having trouble finding a space in the East Car Park, please use the East car park overflow.

We have pay and display parking for visitors in:

We have designated parking for motorcycles and electric vehicles.

There is no on-street parking near the University. All roads have either double-yellow lines or resident parking permit regulations.

Pay and display prices

See our full list of pay and display prices.

Parking regulations

The University’s parking conditions and regulations apply to all visitors. Please take the time to read them before visiting the University.

Pay and display parking for Blue Badge holders

Blue Badge holders can park in disabled parking spaces free of charge.

Read more about accessibility for people with disabilities visiting campus.

Parking charge notices

If you don’t display a valid pay and display ticket, or violate the parking regulations, you may receive a parking charge notice. The charge is £60, but is reduced to £30 if you pay within 14 days.

Coach drop off zone

Use the coach bays in the middle of the signposted area in East Car Park to pick up and drop off passengers.

Coaches must not use the bus turning circle for parking or turning as it is constantly in use. You can’t park a coach anywhere on campus.

Map of parking on campus

View a map of car parks available.

Accessible parking

If you have a Blue Badge, you can use disabled parking spaces free of charge.

There are spaces in all campus car parks.

Staff should display an Exempt permit and Blue Badge when parked in disabled spaces.

Access routes and map

The University works with DisabledGo, the UK’s leading provider of access information, to provide details about the accessibility of our buildings and facilities.

Campus facilities

DisabledGo provides information on locations, parking, lifts and other accessibility features for our:

Help with campus access

If you are visiting the campus need information on parking or access, contact the Security Office (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) at security-office@rt.bath.ac.uk, or call 01225 385349.

Disability advice

If you require any further information, contact the Disability Service at disabilityadvice@bath.ac.ukor call 01225 383838.

Get in Touch

Want to speak to Us?

For support when booking your travel and accommodation, please contact milnersupport@bath.ac.uk.

For queries about the conference, please contact the conference manager Katie Ward .