Institute for Advanced Studies
The Royal Fort House
Bristol BS8 1UJ
Tel: +44 (0) 117 928 9172
(A map can be found at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/ias/precintmap.html.)
The Rodney Hotel,
4 Rodney Place,
Bristol, BS8 4HY
Tel: 0117 973 5422
Fax: 0117 946 7092
(A map can be found on the hotel website.)
I. Directions by train:
There are two mainline railway stations in Bristol, Temple Meads and Parkway. If you have a choice, you are advised to arrive at Temple Meads as it is much closer to the University precinct and operates a free Hospital and University Shuttle Bus service to the University. Alternatively, bus services 8/8A or 9/9A run to the precinct every 10 minutes during the day. Please note the following bus information (from Temple Meads) for the main University buildings:
Taxis are always available in a taxi rank at Temple Meads.
It is a 30-45 minute walk from Temple Meads to the University precinct, although the last section is steeply up hill.
Parkway station is about six miles from the main precinct and you are recommended to take a taxi.
II. Directions by coach:
Marlborough Street Bus Station is situated in the centre of Bristol close to
the University precinct.
It can be found on the University's precinct map (http://www.bris.ac.uk/university/maps/precinct.html).
To get to the University from the bus station you can:
Turn right up Lower Maudlin Street and left at the top into Upper Maudlin Street. Continue along Upper Maudlin Street, passing the Bristol Royal Infirmary and the Children's Hospital on your right-hand side. Walk straight on over several sets of traffic lights. Just after the entrance to the multistorey car park on your left, turn right into Woodland Road. At the top of the hill is a crossroads. Turn right (into Tyndall Avenue). Senate House is on the corner.
III. Directions by bus:
Bus services 8/8A or 9/9A travel from the train station and the city centre via Clifton or Redland to the University precinct. The number 8 stops by the Berkeley Centre on Queen's Road opposite the Wills Memorial Building, while the number 9 continues from the Berkeley Centre up towards Senate House.
IV. Directions by car:
The city has excellent road links, making access to the city from all over the UK straightforward. The M4 and M5 motorways put both London and Birmingham within a two-hour drive, while the M32 allows direct access from the M4 to the heart of the city. See our approach routes map (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/university/maps/approaches.html).
Directions from M32
There is limited visitor car parking available at the University. It is the responsibility of the department expecting a visitor to book a space in advance. Alternative parking in central Bristol is difficult. There are multistorey car parks about ten minutes' walk away from the main precinct as shown on the map or you can consult Bristol City Council's car park finder. There is very limited visitor car parking available at the University.
V. Directions by air:
From London Heathrow
There is a direct National Express Coach (http://www.nationalexpress.com/) Service between Heathrow and Bristol. Alternatively, you can take the Heathrow Airport Express to London Paddington and a Great Western train from Paddington to Bristol. There is also a Railair link coach service which runs between Heathrow and Reading. Most Paddington to Bristol trains stop at Reading.
From Bristol Airport
Bristol International Airport is only 13 kilometres to the south of the city, situated beside the A38. The airport has scheduled flights to many UK and European cities and charter flights to a wide variety of holiday destinations. For details contact: Bristol International Airport (http://www.bristolairport.co.uk/), Bristol BS19 3DY, tel 0870 1212747. Details of how to get to and from the airport are available on this phone number. For travel from the airport to the workshop and hotel, see immediately below (VI).
The Bristol International Flyer is the frequent (every 15 minutes) airport
bus to the City Centre. Click
here for details of routes and timetables, etc.
There are two routes (route map):
330 - take this to Triangle West. The bus stop is between the hotel and the workshop venue.The hotel is a moderate walk from here. The stop, hotel, and venue are all marked on the workshop map.
331 - take this to the Bus Terminus and get a taxi (or long walk).
More information, including useful links and maps, can be found at: