Getting to the Ashton Court Railway
PLEASE NOTE: A clean air zone charge in central Bristol has been introduced. Approaching Ashton Court Railway from junction 19 of the M5 (see map below) will avoid the clean air zone. Clean Air Zone Details HERE.
The only entrance to our site in the estate is via the Clifton Lodge Gatehouse (see map).
[For SatNav users the post code for the Gatehouse is BS8 3PX]
The gate is on the A369 Portishead to Bristol road. Please note there is NO right turn from the A369 into the estate.
The following routes are suggested:
The A38 from the west:
Nearing the city, leave the A38 following Avonmouth. The route is shown on the map bottom centre. Follow Portishead.
The A370 from Weston-super-Mare, etc., Follow the Long Ashton by-pass on the A370. Turn left at the bottom of the long downhill stretch and follow signs to Portishead, up Rownham Hill, left at the traffic lights and through the Gatehouse (also known as ‘Clifton Lodge East’) into the estate.
Use the M4, M5 or M49 from north, east or west to get access to any of the following junctions on the M5:
Junction 17 – Leave the M5 and follow the signs to the City Centre and Zoo. Follow the Elephant signs to the zoo (see top right on map) and come to Ashton Court via the Clifton Suspension bridge (£1 toll) and Bridge Road.
Junction18 – Leave the M5 and join the A4 following City Centre and Airport signs. Join the map top centre and follow the A4, then across the harbour and up Rownham Hill, left at the traffic lights and through the Gatehouse into to the estate.
Junction 19 – Leave the M5 at junction 19 and follow the A369 to ‘Clifton via Toll Bridge.’ Immediately after the only junction controlled by traffic lights (map top left), turn 2nd left from the A369 after the Leigh Woods sign into North Road and use one of the roads indicated on the map to turn right into Bridge Road and via the traffic lights straight in through the Gatehouse.
After passing through the Gatehouse proceed straight on, slowly over the road humps, to the end & turn right up the hill into the car park. Please park your car and ensure you pay the parking fee as this car park is owned by Bristol City Council and parking fees apply. Entrance to the railway is in the corner of the car park via a gate and down the lane. The railway is on the right hand side.