How to find us
Athole Guest House
33 Upper Oldfield Park
Phone: +44 (0)1225 320000
Heathrow: The fastest way is to take the Heathrow Express to Paddington, from where Intercity trains run to Bath (check out website thetrainline.com. Less expensive and only slightly slower is the coach link to Reading station, from where you can catch the Bath Intercity train (website railair.com). Even cheaper, but slower (approx. three hours) is the National Express coach link to Bath. Coaches depart from the Central Bus Station between Terminals 1, 2 and 3 (follow signs at Heathrow) (website nationalexpress.co.uk).
Other London airports: Take a train to London and make your way to Paddington station by underground. Intercity trains to Bath run frequently. Or take one of the link coaches travelling to Heathrow and change at the Central Bus Station as above.
Bristol International Airport: Take a coach into Bristol, from where buses and trains run frequently into Bath. Or you might prefer to take a taxi to Bath.
You will arrive at the railway/bus station which is a ten minute walk away from Athole Guest House B&B. Give us a call, and we will collect you free of charge. When you arrive, take the “South” exit (just down the steps/next to the lift from the platform for trains arriving from London, or through the tunnel to the other side of the station from Bristol). We will be waiting for you in our car near the exit door.
If arriving by coach, please wait in the pick-up zone next to the round bus station tower, just in front of the bridge across the River Avon.
From motorway M4: Leave motorway at junction 18 (Bath) and follow signs for Bath. Once in Bath, follow signs for "Through traffic". This will lead you around the city centre. Follow signs for Bristol/Wells, until you reach a large roundabout, where the first exit is signposted Shepton Mallet/Radstock. This leads you up the hill on the Wells Road. Upper Oldfield Park is the first road on the right immediately after a left-hand turn of the road (dangerous crossing!) and Athole Guest House B&B is a few hundred yards along on the left.
From Bristol: As you approach Bath, follow signs for Warminster (A36). This will lead you along Lower Bristol Road. Pass McDonald's, and BMW, Mitsubishi and Toyota garages. Turn right into Lower Oldfield Park opposite a Renault garage on your left. Upper Oldfield Park follows about 500 yards later on your left and Athole Guest House B&B is a few hundred yards along on the right.
From Radstock: Follow signs for the city centre. This will lead you down Wellsway. Go past the Bear pub on your left. Do NOT turn into the next road Oldfield ROAD, but the one after that on your left which is Upper Oldfield Park, Athole Guest House B&B is a few hundred yards along on the left.
Download a PDF showing a Guide to eating out in Bath which also includes a location map of Athole House B&B and the route to take through the city.
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Bath is at the end of several major cycle routes, most notably the Padstow to Bath cycle route created by Sustrans. Athole Guest House B&B offers excellent facilities for cyclists. Cross the river near Sainsbury's from the cycle route next to the river into Lower Bristol Road and follow directions under "Arriving by road: from Bristol".