Walking into the city will take approximately 20 minutes, a pleasant downhill stroll to the bottom of town (you could also take our longer scenic route with panoramic views over the city) or we are on a bus route.
Once in the city, all the major attractions are accessible by foot. If you don't want to walk around the sites, our suggestion is to buy a City Sightseeing open-top bus tour ticket and hop on and off the bus. The ticket is valid for two days. If you don't want to walk into town, buy a FirstDay bus ticket for £4.00 which allows you unlimited bus travel all day.
From the M4 (Exit at junction 18)
Travel south on the A46 towards Bath. As you approach the city on a dual carriageway take the exit to Bath at the large roundabout with traffic lights. Then travel towards the city centre on A4 London Road. At the first main set of traffic lights, after the Morrisons store turn left onto the A36 Bristol Road, A367 Wells and Exeter Ring Road. Proceed over bridge, past the Fire Station (on your left). At next main traffic lights bear right signposted Bristol A36(A4) Wells A39.
Take the second exit at the next roundabout and follow the ring road straight on at traffic lights under railway bridge. Travel straight on until you reach the large roundabout which is bisected by main railway line viaduct. At this roundabout take the first left onto the A367 (Radstock and Shepton Mallet).
Continue up the Wells Road, past the Bear Hotel/Zazu's Kitchen (polar bear on top) on your right, the road becomes Wellsway. A Tesco Express store will be on your right, followed by the Devonshire Arms pub on your left. We are the next building after the pub, just across the no entry road.
Parking is all free and unrestricted outside, behind and opposite
From A36 Salisbury/Stonehenge/Warminster
Follow the A36 towards Bath. After the Texaco garage roundabout you will pass through a small village called Woolverton there is a large pub on the right-hand side called the Red Lion just after this turn left signed Norton St Philip. This is the B3110. Follow this road through Norton St Philip then onto Hinton Charterhouse then up the hill through Midford at the top of Midford Hill you will be faced with a double mini roundabout go straight across these then you will be faced with the Wellsway (you should be facing a Chinese restaurant)
Turn right down the hill and you will see Devonshire House on the right-hand side before the Devonshire Arms Pub (this route cuts off about 8 miles and the city centre). Drive past the Devonshire Arms pub and turn first right and circle round to get you outside our house. Satellite navigations systems may alter your route but it will get you to us via a slightly different route down Entry Hill.
From the A4 Bristol and A39 Wells
The A39 joins the A4 at a large roundabout at the Globe Inn. Take the A4 to Bath along a dual carriageway and then take the A36 (Lower Bristol Road) until you reach the railway viaduct as above.
Need help with directions?
Go to www.theaa.com/route-planner.
Our postcode is BA2 4RZ. If you are using Satellite Navigation, some systems take you further up the hill on the opposite side of the road. Do be aware of this. If your Sat Nav does not accept our house number, use 145.
From Bath Spa Train Station
We recommend that you get a taxi up to us (approximately £6.00) and then we will show you the walking shortcut into the city. There is a taxi rank at the front of the train station.
From the Bus Station
You can take a number 13 bus for Foxhill from directly outside the bus station and ask to be dropped at Devonshire Buildings. You would then walk up the hill, past the Devonshire Arms and we are the next house on the corner. Bear in mind that a single ticket costs around £2.20, a return around £3.00. To give you unlimited all day travel throughout the city purchase a FirstDay ticket for £4.00.
Alternatively come out of the bus station turn right, walk for three minutes and hop in a taxi from the rank outside the train station.
The fastest way is to take the ‘Heathrow Express’ to Paddington train station, from where intercity trains run to Bath Spa station. Less expensive, and only slightly slower, is the coach link to Reading station, from where you can catch the Bath intercity train. Even cheaper, but slower (approximately 2 hours 30 minutes) is the National Express coach link to Bath.
Coaches depart from the ‘Central Bus Station’ between terminals 1,2 and 3 (follow signs at Heathrow) or let us organise a local taxi for you, for around £140.00 one way.
From other London Airports
Take a train to London and make your way to Paddington station by underground, intercity trains to Bath Spa run frequently, or take one of the link coaches travelling to Heathrow and change at the Central Bus Station as above.
From Bristol Airport
Take the Bath Bus Company bus direct into Bath Bus Station, from the bus stop directly outside the arrivals hall. Tickets can be purchased on the bus or in advance online at www.airdecker.com
A slightly longer option would be to take the ‘Bristol Flyer’ coach into Bristol Temple Meads train station from where trains run frequently into Bath Spa Station.
A local taxi, which we can organise for you, will cost approximately £45.00 door to door.
We normally guarantee to be available to check you in, between 5 pm and 7 pm. If you want to arrive outside of these times, let us know and if we can't be here to greet you, we will give you our alternative check-in procedure. If you can possibly give us a mobile number at the time of booking it means we can always get hold of you, plus we should always have our phone on divert to a mobile, so do call us even if we are not in the house.
We often get asked to store guests' luggage for the day, unfortunately as we may not be in the house when you return, it is not always possible. We always recommend that you leave your luggage, for around £3.00 per bag at the Bath Backpackers Hostel on Manvers Street, up the road from the train station. They are open from 7 am to 11 pm.
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