Trinity College Bristol
Stoke Hill
Stoke Bishop

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Trinity College is a theological training college in term time and the buildings are hired out for events mainly in the summer months. It’s in the Stoke Bishop area of Bristol near The Downs, a large open park land where many people run and walk and is under two miles from Clifton Village and the Clifton suspension bridge, built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

For the festival we have hired all the training and teaching rooms available so there is plenty of space. The college is set in beautiful grounds and we are also able to use the extensive lawns in front of the old part of the college, a gothic style house, dating from the eighteenth century and once painted by William Turner. We will use a few of rooms in this old building and several lecture rooms in the adjacent newer part of the building as well,here is disabled access to some of the rooms, apart from a couple of places in the old part of the building. Please contact us for more information about access. There is a separate dedicated space for the bar and a quiet room for those who want to relax away from the group sometimes.


Bristol is easily accessible by coach and train from all parts of the UK.

Here is a link to a pdf for driving in from different locations. https://www.trinitycollegebristol.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Directions-to-Trinity.pdf


GWR operate inter-city trains from London, Reading and Bath into Bristol. You can find out about their services at https://www.gwr.com/
Virgin Trains operate services between Bristol, the Midlands and The North.

GWR also operate the Severn Beach local trainline, which at the time we checked, offers a flat rate of £3 anytime and begins at Severn Beach and takes passengers from there to Temple Meads via St Andrews Road, Avonmouth, Shirehampton, Sea Mills, Clifton Down, Redland, Montpelier, Stapleton Road and Lawrence Hill. More details for the Severn Beach line from GWR and here is a timetable for the Friday.

It takes about 20 mins.

Trinity College is about one and a half miles from Sea Mills station. And about the same from Clifton Down station.
Trains take about 25 mins from Temple Meads.

You can walk to Trinity quite easily if you are staying in Redland, Clifton, Henleaze, Westbury Park.

  • Car: There is extensive free parking in the grounds of the College for those travelling by car. Those staying at Churchill Halls of Residence and coming by car, can also park at Trinity College.
  • Air: Bristol International Airport is around nine miles away from the College. Probably about a £35 taxi journey. You can also take an airport bus from the airport to Temple Meads station at a cost of around £7.00 and then take the train to Sea Mills.

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