Venue, Travel and To Do

Ashton Gate Conference Centre

Ashton Gate Stadium, Ashton Road, Bristol, BS3 2EJ
Tel: +44 (0)117 963 0600

10 Things To Do

SS Great Britain

ss Great BritainStep on board the most extraordinary time-machine. Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the world’s first great ocean liner is Bristol’s no.1 attraction..

Brunel’s SS Great Britain has enjoyed over 170 years of adventure, travelled a million miles at sea and been around the world 32 times. It’s been an incredible journey and it’s far from over.


Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Bristol Museum & Art GalleryTells the story of our world in every display, from the beginning of time to the present day.

19 galleries over 3 floors reveal fascinating cultures, ancient civilisations, human invention and creativity, as well as showcasing our beautiful and fragile natural world.


Bristol Zoo Gardens

Bristol Zoo GardensA visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens is an adventure into an exciting animal kingdom, all set within 12 acres of beautiful award-winning gardens.

Visitors will come face-to-face with over 400 species of exotic, endangered and adorable animals from the four corners of the globe.


M Shed

M ShedSituated on the historic Harbourside, M Shed is the history museum of Bristol that tells the story of our city.

The 1950s transit shed has been transformed into a museum. Thought-provoking and fun, M Shed challenges the perceptions of what it has meant to live here over the centuries through the recollections of the people who shaped the city.



Glenside Hospital Museum

Glenside hospital MuseumGlenside Hospital Museum houses collections relating to the history of Bristol Psychiatric and Learning Disability Hospitals.

The Museum, set within the grounds of the building which opened in 1861 as The Bristol Lunatic Asylum, tells the 130 year story of a psychiatric hospital.


Spike Island

Spike IslandOur vision is to position art as central to society, which we do in two ways: by offering a high quality, challenging programme of exhibitions and events; and by fostering a dynamic and critically engaged community of artists and designers.


Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton Suspension BridgeVisitor Centre is open 10am to 5pm every day throughout the year. Free guided tours on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to October - and you may spot volunteer 'Explainers' out on the bridge in orange high-vis jackets, ready to share amazing information about the history of the bridge with you!


Bristol Aquarium

Bristol AquariumThe spectacular Bristol Aquarium in Bristol's historic Harbourside area takes you and your family and friends on a spectacular undersea safari.

Bristol Aquarium showcases native and tropical marine and freshwater creatures from around the world in naturally-themed habitats.


Cabot Tower and Brandon Hill

Cabot TowerBrandon Hill is the oldest park in Bristol, where you can enjoy great views over the city and Harbourside area.

Cabot Tower was designed by the Bristol architect William Venn Gough and paid for by public subscription, the tower is built from red sandstone covered with cream Bath stone.


Arnos Vale Cemetery

Arnos Vale CemeteryStep into a secret world and discover a unique heritage site in the heart of Bristol, as you enter 45 green acres of spectacular Victorian Garden Cemetery.

There are exhibitions ranging from Victorian origins to modern day stories in the West Lodge and Spielman Crypt.


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By CarBy Car


FROM M5: Leave the M5 motorway at junction 18, travel along the Portway (A4) following the signs for Bristol Airport/Taunton (A38). Over the swing bridge (Brunel Way), branching left into Winterstoke Road, and left again at the traffic lights for Ashton Gate.

FROM M4: At junction 19, exit onto M32 towards Bristol. Continue on A4032. Turn left at A4044/Bond Street. Continue to follow A4044. At Temple Circus Gyratory, take the 2nd exit onto A4/Templegate. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A370/York Road. Continue to follow A370. Go through one roundabout. Slight left to merge onto Brunel Way. Take the next left at traffic lights for Ashton Gate. NoteThis route directs through Bristol City Centre and journey time can be significantly increased due to traffic. Travelling along the Portway via the M5 is often considerably quicker. For the Portway, leave the M4 at junction 20 and join the M5 South-bound, then follow the above directions for M5*.

TrainBy Train

The closest station to Ashton Gate is Parson Street, a 10-15 minute walk from the stadium. Parson Street is accessible from mainline stations including Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Parkway and Weston Super Mare.

BusBy Bus

There are several bus services that run to Ashton Gate. Services - 24, X1, X3, X4, X6, X8, X9 and 71

PlaneBy Air

Ashton Gate Conference Centre is only a fifteen minutes drive away from Bristol International Airport. Call 0871 334 4344 for flight times.

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