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 as training rooms in two houses in the grounds. There is disabled access to most of the rooms, apart from a couple of places in the old part of the building. There is a separate dedicated space for the bar and a quiet room for those who want to relax away from the group sometimes.

The single budget (shared bathroom) accommodation available at Trinity College is very limited, but Diane Simmons, our Hospitality Director, will help people find good value accommodation nearby.You can also email Diane with your dietary requests.Contact Diane by email here:


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

  • Car: There is extensive free parking in the grounds of the College for those travelling by car.
  • Train: Trinity College is around 4 miles from Bristol Temple Meads Station. It is also possible to take a train from Temple Meads station to Sea Mills station, on the local Severn Beach line. Sea Mills is just over a mile from Trinity College.
  • Bus: The number 4 bus from College Green, in central Bristol, stops in Stoke Hill, near the College. A journey of about 25 minutes.
  • Air: Bristol International Airport is around nine miles away from the College. Probably about a £30 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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