University of Bath, Chancellors’ Building, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
Located on a hill overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath, the University of Bath received its royal charter in 1966. It is at the forefront of international research in many fields, including underwater acoustics. The conference will take place in the Chancellors’ Building on the University’s main campus, Claverton Down.
Beautiful Bath with its stunning honey-coloured Georgian architecture has been a popular destination since Roman times. It is particularly famous for its hot natural thermal springs that visitors can still enjoy and bathe in. Bath’s compact and visitor-friendly centre with its numerous places to eat and drink, plus some fine independent shops, and its collection of museums, galleries, theatre, music and sports make it an ideal city to visit.
Bath Travel Information
Bath is easily accessible by rail, road and air with Bristol Airport located just 19 miles from the city and a well-connected Railway station (Bath Spa) in the heart of the city centre. Bath also benefits from being a short drive from both the M4 and M5 and has a well-connected regular bus and coach service.
Bath Spa Railway Station is conveniently located in the heart of the city centre, just a short walk from some of Bath’s attractions, venues, and hotels. The Great Western Railway, serves the city and South West region with regular high-speed services from London Paddington taking just 80 minutes. Discounted delegate rail fares are available on qualifying GWR routes, including from London Paddington, where a standard, anytime return fare can be booked for just £41.00. Find out more about the discounted delegate rail fares here.
Bristol Airport is a short 20 minute drive to Bristol city centre and a 40 minute drive to Bath city centre, in optimal conditions. There is a direct bus transfer from Bristol Airport to Bath city centre, stopping not far from the Bath Spa railway station and buses to the University (https://www.airdecker.com/).
London airports are within easy reach too, for example London Heathrow (coach line 403 from National Express: https://www.nationalexpress.com/en) but also London-Gatwick, Stansted and Luton (often with National Express bus connections to Heathrow).
Bath is located just ten miles from junction 18 of the M4 motorway, which runs directly from London and Heathrow Airport. There are also excellent motorway links from the north, Devon and Cornwall via the M5 motorway, and Wales is just 15 km (10 miles) on the M4 motorway.
Bath Spa is the central Bath train station, Travelwest also offer some useful information on Accessible train travel to and from Bath here. There is step free access throughout the station, with lifts to the platforms and ramps available to board the trains. Staff assistance is available between these hours Monday – Friday 05:00 – 01:10, Saturday 05:30 – 01:10, Sunday 07:00 – 01:10 hours a day; please request assistance at the Ticket Office if you have not booked assistance in advance. Wheelchairs are available.
Bath can be very busy in June so please book early.
Follow the link to the free online booking facility provided by Bath & Bristol Convention Bureau
Alternative Hotels not included in the booking service:
Details for these Hotel and Guest Houses can be found on the booking site Booking.com, there are also a selection of apartments available, please check the website for up to date details.