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Newton Park – Bath Spa University

There can’t be many campuses that rival Newton Park. The parkland estate has everything you’d expect from a modern university, as well as a castle and a lake. All this and it's only four miles from the buzz of central Bath.

At the busy heart of the campus is our ultra-modern academic building, Commons. Facilities include open-access, technology-enabled study space; social learning space; bookable group working rooms; a café; and outdoor amphitheatre.

“You are not going to find a more beautiful campus in the rest of the UK.”

Sam Lawton, BSc Psychology graduate

The campus also has the best specialist digital and studio resources for teaching in the South West – equal to anything found in top commercial organisations and broadcast companies.

Need a study break?

You could take a walk around our lake. The campus has its very own woods, historic listed buildings, and rolling fields. The grounds were designed by the well-known landscape architect Capability Brown in the 18th century.

Sound too good to be true? Come and visit us, we’d love to show you around.

How to get to Newton Park


Parking is available at our Newton Park campus however at busier times of the year sometimes our car park will become full. During these periods you may be directed to park in the overflow car park which is located on Lower Bristol Road. A shuttle bus runs regularly to Newton Park from this car park, Monday to Friday, 8.30am until 6:00pm.

If you are arriving mid-morning we would suggest checking the University’s parking Twitter account @BathSpaParking before you travel for updates on parking availability.

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) is in operation at Newton Park Campus. You will need to buy a pay and display ticket to avoid a parking charge notice (PCN). There is a 30 minute grace period to allow you to pick up and drop off. There is clear signage in all car parks, so please be aware of this before visiting.

Staff and students require a permit to park on campus. More information on permits is available on the Intranet.

Please note we do have POD charging points for electric and hybrid cars, which will be indicated on the campus map. You will first need to download the POD Point App in order to use these stations. 

Driving from the M4 Motorway

Leave the M4 at junction 18 and join the A46 southbound. After 9 miles, leave the A46 and at the roundabout, and take the third exit onto the A4 into Bath. After one mile, at the traffic lights for the A36 turnoff, proceed into the left-hand lane and turn onto Cleveland Place. Drive over Cleveland Bridge, and proceed along Bathwick Street. At the traffic lights, turn right onto the A36 Sydney Place and continue along the A36 Darlington Street.

At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the A36 Pulteney Road. Continue along the A36 through Widcombe and onto Claverton Street. At the roundabout, and after going under the railway arches, take the second exit onto the A36 Lower Bristol Road. 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;

Parking charges are operational at our Newton Park campus.


Due to the COVID-19 situation, some bus services may change. Please check our section on getting around for the most up-to-date info.

Regular bus services run to Newton Park, from Bath, Bristol and the wider region.  

The U5 First Bus service from Bath city centre runs every 30 minutes (daytime) during term times, and every half hour during evenings and the off-peak season. Check our getting around page for more information.

We also have a free University run inter-site shuttle bus service connecting our campuses. You can reach Newton Park, Sion Hill and Locksbrook using this bus service.


Bristol Airport is the closest airport to Bath, it’s about 20 miles away. You can fly to Bristol from most major cities, including Edinburgh, Paris, Brussels, Dublin, Amsterdam and New York.

To travel from Bristol Airport to our Newton Park campus, you can take an Airport Bus to Bristol Temple Meads railway station and then hop on a train to Bath Spa railway train station. Alternatively you can take a taxi directly from the airport to Newton Park.

You can also fly to London Heathrow, London Stansted, or London Gatwick and take a train to London Paddington railway station. From here you can travel onwards to Bath Spa railway station.


Bath is a bicycle friendly city and many of our staff and students choose to cycle to Newton Park. The University provides covered bike racks and shower facilities.

The Bristol to Bath cycle path is a lovely flat 13 mile off-road route between the two cities and is perfect for walkers and cyclists.


If you're visiting Newton Park by train we recommend you travel to Bath Spa railway station. The train station is just a short walk to the bus station where you can continue your journey.

Newton Park campus, Newton Saint Loe, Bath, BA2 9BN

For more information on how to travel to our campuses, go to our the find us page. Need to know where to go once you get to the campus? Download our campus map.

Need to know about accessibility of Newton Park campus? Our student support team are happy to answer your questions, or visit our accessibility guide.

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