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The Royal West of England Academy is located on Queens Road, Clifton, (where Queens Road meets Whiteladies Road) set between Victoria Methodist Church and Habitat, opposite the Victoria Rooms. It is in the academic heart of Bristol and within easy reach of the M4 and M5 motorways.

Public Transport:

The nearest railway station is Bristol Temple Meads, from where the number 8 and 9 buses run a constant service to within 100 yards of the Academy. The number 9 stops in Queens Avenue, and the number 8 stops in Queens Road. If you are travelling by coach, the nearest drop off point is Bristol Bus Station, in Broadmead. Just across the roundabout (via the pedestrian subway) from the Bus Station, the number 1, 2, 8, 9, 41, 42, 43 buses stop outside Sainsbury's and run to Queens Road.

You also have the option of hopping on one of Bristol City Sightseeing’s open top buses at Bristol Temple Meads. They provide a tour of the city with a live guide and stop outside the Victoria Rooms, opposite the RWA. You can also get 2 for 1 entry to the RWA with your bus ticket’


Road Directions:
From M4

Leave M4 at junction 19 onto M32 sign-posted Bristol. Keep forward (signposted City Centre). Continue forward onto Newfoundland Way - A4032 (signposted City Centre). At traffic lights turn right onto Bond Street - A4044. At St James Barton roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Marlborough Street B4051. Continue forward onto Perry Road and Park Row. Continue forward onto Triangle South - A4018. Bear left onto Queen’s Road - A4018 (signposted Clifton). The RWA is opposite the Victoria Rooms. Please refer to the map for car parking facilities, both car parks are less than 10 minutes by foot.

From M5 (northbound)

Leave the M5 at junction 18 (northbound) sign-posted Bristol, Avonmouth and Docks. Entering Avonmouth - Keep in left hand lane (signposted Bristol and Airport). At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Portway - A4 (signposted Bristol). Continue forward onto Portway - A4. At traffic signals (signposted Clifton, The Downs) turn left onto Bridge Valley Road - A4176. After passing Bristol Zoo on the right, turn right onto Pembroke Road - B4467. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Queens Road - B3129. The RWA is opposite Victoria Rooms. The RWA is opposite the Victoria Rooms. Please refer to the map for car parking facilities, both car parks are less than 10 minutes by foot.

From M5 (southbound)

Leave the M5 at junction 15 (signposted London and Bristol M32) and join M4 (eastbound). Leave M4 at junction 19 onto M32 sign-posted Bristol. Keep forward (signposted City Centre). Continue forward onto Newfoundland Way - A4032 (signposted City Centre). At traffic lights turn right onto Bond Street - A4044. At St James Barton roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Marlborough Street B4051. Continue forward onto Perry Road and Park Row. Continue forward onto Triangle South - A4018. Bear left onto Queen’s Road - A4018 (signposted Clifton). The RWA is opposite the Victoria Rooms. Please refer to the map for car parking facilities, both car parks are less than 10 minutes by foot.

Car Parking

There are two multi-storey car parks within ten minutes’ walk, plus limited on-street parking nearby.

The two car parks are both 24hrs and open 7 days a week and they are situated at:
West End (Berkeley Place), BS8 1EH

Trenchard Street, BS1 5AN