Your first stops for information on visiting both cities are:
Bristol and Bath are well connected nationally and internationally, sitting at the crossroads of transport routes running east to west and north to south.
- Bristol Temple Meads station is a 15 minute walk to the Harbourside, and Bath Spa station is situated right in the heart of the city.
- Both Bristol and Bath bus stations are in the centre of the cities, well served by National Express and Megabus.
- Bristol International Airport is just 8 miles south of Bristol. Regular bus services provide links to the city centres of both Bristol (flyerbristolairport.co.uk) and Bath (airdecker.com).
Bristol and Bath are 13 miles apart and regularly serviced by both bus and train.
- Trains run approximately every 20 minutes, with some journey times as little as 13 minutes, making this the quickest way to get between the two cities. Join in our Life Drawing on Trains workshop whilst you travel.
- Six buses every hour on the X39, 39 and 38, running from Bristol and Bath bus stations. The fastest journey time is just over 50 minutes.
- The Bristol–Bath cycle route is a fantastic way to travel between the two cities. The 13 mile flat route is traffic-free along a disused railway line – more information at www.sustrans.org.uk. Bike hire schemes in both Bristol and Bath.
Art Weekender events are mainly sited within central Bristol and Bath and the majority of venues are within walking distance of each other. Refer to the map in the centre of the programme for route information. Use the online itinerary planner at for ideas about how to explore the Art Weekender programme.
- Details of all buses in Bristol and Bath can be found at www.firstgroup.com/bristol-bath-and-west
- A pleasant way to experience each city is from the water. Bristol Ferries www.bristolferry.com operate a regular service from Temple Meads station to the city centre and around the harbour. Details of boat trips in Bath can be found at www.visitbath.co.uk
- Taxis are based outside of each train station. In Bristol a central taxi rank is located on St Augustine’s Parade, in Bath it is next to the Abbey.
- The best way to explore and experience both cities is on foot with distinctive and beautiful architecture, hidden byways, parks and green spaces. You can enjoy a sightseeing stroll, guided and themed tours or a longer walk on the outskirts – for more information call in at the Visitor Information Centres.
We are pleased to be able to offer visitors to Art Weekender — Bristol & Bath a special Weekender accommodation rate with Hilton Garden Inn, Bristol.
£89 single occupancy, £99 double, including breakfast (subject to availability).
Use the code: GSWSP | 0117 925 1001 | www.bit.ly/1UyX9JG
Many of the Art Weekender venues and sites have direct access. These venues are indicated throughout the programme with this icon.
If you need any assistance at a venue or site please ask a Weekender Ambassador or a front of house steward. The Weekender aims to be a fully accessible experience. We want to learn more about your experience of access during the Art Weekender and would welcome your feedback, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your thoughts.
Further information about access in Bristol and Bath can be found at: www.channels.visitbristol.co.uk/discover-bristol/a... www.visitbath.co.uk/plan-your-visit/access-for-all
Enter our prize draw to win a weekend experience in Bristol.
We have teamed up with Cass Art, Spike Island, the Hilton Garden Inn and National Rail to bring you an exclusive prize draw to win an experiential trip for two to Bristol this autumn. One lucky winner will receive two nights’ accommodation at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bristol for themselves and a guest, return rail travel for two to Bristol courtesy of National Rail and a Deluxe Screen Printing set from Cass Art to make their own artworks at home. The winner plus guest will also enjoy free entry to a number of ticketed events taking place across the weekend including:
- The Film Screening and Conversation Revolve, by Nancy Holt at Spike Island
- Theaster Gates’ performance lecture at St George’s Bristol
- Cunae: A Lecture on Nesting by artist Andy Holden & Peter Holden at Spike Island
Enter the prize draw here.
Tap in to the Wriggle App
Interested in Bristol's thriving independant food and drink scene? Tap into the Wriggle app, Wriggle's handpicked partners will be offering Art Weekender visitors a special selection of the on-the-day offers at independent eateries, pop up restaurant, off he beaten track watering holes, hideaways, and happenings. More at getawriggleon.com/Bristol