Travel by Car

Due to limited parking at our campuses, Bath Spa University encourages people to use public transport whenever possible.  If, however, you do need to travel by car, please follow these directions.

All vehicles parked on our campuses must display a valid parking permit. Visitors will either be issued a permit in advance, or can collect them from our main campus receptions or from the Newton Park Security Lodge. Failure to display a permit in your vehicle's windscreen may result in your being issued a Parking Contravention Charge. For more information, please refer to our Parking Terms and Conditions.

For Newton Park, Sion Hill and Other Campuses in Bath

From The M4 Motorway

  • From the M4 motorway, join the A46 southbound at junction 18;
  • After 9 miles, descending the hill into the Avon valley, leave the A46 and at the roundabout, take the third exit onto the A4 into Bath;
  • For Newton Park campus, Rush Hill Campus at Bath Community Academy (Culverhay), Southdown School, and Dartmouth Avenue sites:
    • After one mile, at traffic lights for A36 turnoff, get into the left-hand lane and turn onto Cleveland Place and proceed over Cleveland Bridge;
    • Proceed along Bathwick Street;
    • At the traffic lights, turn right onto the A36 Sydney Place;
    • Continue along the A36 Darlington Street;
    • At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the A36 Pultney Road;
    • Continue along the A36 through Widcombe and onto Claverton Street;
    • For Rush Hill Campus at Bath Community Academy (Culverhay) and Southdown School:
      • At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the A367 Wells Road;
      • Continue up the A367 Wellsway for 2 miles until you reach the "Red Lion" pub roundabout (by A3062 turn-off);
      • Take the third exit onto Frome Road;
      • At the next roundabout, take the third exit onto Rush Hill;
      • After 200 meters, Bath Community Academy is on your left (Enter the third gate, behind the old building, marked "Bath Spa University");
      • Alternatively, Southdown School is a short distance further on, turning right.
    • For Newton Park campus and Dartmouth Avenue site:
      • At the roundabout, and after going under the railway arches, take the second exit onto the A36 Lower Bristol Road;
      • For Dartmouth Avenue site:
        • At the traffic lights (by A3604 turn-off), turn left onto Brock Road;
        • After crossing the railway lines, turn right onto West Avenue;
        • Turn left onto Millmead Road;
        • Join Dartmouth Avenue and the University offices are to the left.
      • For Newton Park campus:
        • After a mile, you will pass the Waterside Court and Charlton Court halls of residences on the right;
        • Continue along the A36 Lower Bristol Road and join the dual carriageway (A4);
        • Take the second exit at the "Globe Inn" roundabout to join the A39. The campus entrance is immediately on your left;
        • Watch out for busses and pedestrians along the driveway, and use passing bays when necessary. The speed limit is 15mph.
  • For Sion Hill campus, 4 The Circus and the Theatre Productions Centre (Ashman's Yard):
    • After one mile, at traffic lights (by A36 turn-off), get into the right-hand lane and proceed straight ahead along the A4;
    • Take second exit at mini-roundabout along the A4 The Paragon;
    • For Sion Hill campus:
      • At traffic lights, turn right onto Lansdown Road heading uphill;
      • After passing the Lansdown Grove Hotel on your right, take the next left onto Lansdown Place East;
      • Proceed along Lansdown Crescent, down Lansdown Place West, and onto Sion Hill;
      • Take the first right onto Sion Hill Place. The campus entrance is immediately on your right.
    • For 4 The Circus and the Theatre Productions Centre (Ashman's Yard):
      • At traffic lights (by Lansdown Road turn-off), proceed straight ahead along the A4 George Street;
      • At end of George Street, turn left following the A4 along Gay Street towards Queens Square;
      • Exit Queens Square onto the A4 Queens Square Place and Charlotte Street;
      • For 4 The Circus:
        • Turn right into the Charlotte Street car-park.
        • Collect a ticket and proceed on foot, exiting the car-park back onto Queens Square Place;
        • Turn left onto Gay Street and proceed uphill until you reach The Circus;
        • Follow the road clockwise, and number 4 is to your left.
      • For the Theatre Productions Centre (Ashman's Yard):
        • At the traffic lights (by A3064 turn-off), get into the right-hand lane and proceed straight ahead along A4 Upper Bristol Road
        • At the traffic lights (by A431 turn-off), get into the left-hand lane and proceed along A4
        • Turn left after "The Weston" pub onto Station Road;
        • After crossing Locksbrook Road, take the first right into the trading estate;
        • Ashman's Yard is at the far end of this private road;
        • The Theatre Productions Centre is in a small warehouse to the left.

 

For Corsham Court and Hartham Park Campuses

From The M4 Motorway

  • From the M4 motorway, join the A350 southbound at junction 17;
  • After 2.6 miles, at the roundabout, take the second exit onto the A350 Cepen Way and continue to follow the A350;
  • At the Bumpers' Farm Roundabout, take the third exit and continue to follow the A350 following the signs for Bath;
  • At the second roundabout, next to the McDonalds restaurart, take the third exit onto onto the A4 Bath Road following the signs for Bath;
  • After 3 miles proceed straight ahead at the traffic lights adjacent to Cross Keys Public House;
  • For Hartham Park campus:
    • After 400m you will approach the 30mph speed restriction signs, then turn right along Hartham Lane (signposted "Hartham");
    • After 500m you will pass the estate church on your left and after a further 800m you will reach the lodge gates to the main house.
    • Continue past the main gates for a further 100m, and turn left into the main car park.
  • For Corsham Court campus:
    • At the mini-roundabout adjacent to Hare and Hounds Public House, take the first exit left onto B3353 Pickwick Road;
    • Follow signs towards town centre;
    • At the mini-roundabout, take the first exit left onto Newlands Road;
    • At the next mini-roundabout, take the second exit right onto Post Office Lane (just past the Co-op store);
    • Follow the road around to the left and onto the High Street and follow parking instructions below.

From Bath

  • Take A4 towards Corsham / Chippenham;
  • For Corsham Court campus:
    • Upon entering Corsham, at the first mini-roundabout, take the first exit straight across to continue along the A4 Bath Road;
    • At the second mini-roundabout, take the second exit straight across to continue along the A4 Bath Road;
    • At the third mini-roundabout adjacent to Hare and Hounds Public House, take the second exit onto B3353 Pickwick Road;
    • Follow signs towards town centre;
    • At the mini-roundabout, take the first exit left onto Newlands Road;
    • At next mini-roundabout, take the second exit right onto Post Office Lane (just past the Co-op store);
    • Follow the road around to the left and onto the High Street and follow parking instructions below.
  • For Hartham Park campus:
    • Upon entering Corsham, at the first mini-roundabout, take the first exit straight across to continue along the A4 Bath Road;
    • At the second mini-roundabout, take the second exit straight across to continue along the A4 Bath Road;
    • At the third mini-roundabout adjacent to Hare and Hounds Public House, take the first exit straight across to continue along the A4 Bath Road.
    • After 500m turn left along Hartham Lane (signposted "Hartham");
    • After 500m you will pass the estate church on your left and after a further 800m you will reach the lodge gates to the main house.
    • Continue past the main gates for a further 100m, and turn left into the main car park.

Where to Park Your Car in Corsham

The University has 20 parking spaces available at the Royal Oak public house which is located approximately 45 meters on the right hand side after you turn onto the High Street. The spaces are in the car park to the rear and are available on a first-come first-served basis from Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm only. A parking permission notice / sign is required, and these are available from from School Administrators.

Parking Areas

Please note that no parking is available within the grounds of Corsham Court (unless you hold a disabled driver's blue badge) and parking is not permitted in Church Square.

Advice for SatNav Users

Many satelite navigation systems allow you to enter a postcode to find your way.

Campus / Site:Postcode:
Newton ParkBA2 9BN*
Sion HillBA1 5SF
Bath Community Academy (Culverhay)BA2 2QL
Southdown SchoolBA2 1LG
4 The CircusBA1 2EW
Theatre Productions Centre (Ashman's Yard)BA1 3EH
Dartmouth AvenueBA2 1AS
Corsham CourtSN13 0BZ

* It is sometimes the case that the postcode for our Newton Park campus (BA2 9BN) does not provide helpful instructions to users of SatNav systems for the final part of their journey. We therefore suggest that instead you use the postcode for another local landmark that is very close to the campus - the Globe Inn (on a roundabout at the A4/A39 junction, from which Bath Spa University is clearly marked).  The postcode for the Globe Inn is BA2 9BB.

Campus Speed Limit

Some areas of our campuses do not have footpaths, so please watch out for pedestrians in the road. The on-campus speed limit is 15mph for all vehicles.