The venue for the Bristol Running Show is the Ashton Court Mansion in Ashton Court Estate on the edge of the city centre.
Ashton Court has been the site of a manor house since the 11th century, and has been developed by a series of owners since then. From the 16th to 20th centuries it was owned by the Smyth family with each generation changing the house. Designs by Humphry Repton were used for the landscaping in the early 19th century.
Today the Grade 11 listed building is managed by Bristol City Council and is the home of the annual Balloon Festival and the Ashton Court parkrun/parkwalk.
The grounds of Ashton Court feature 850 acres of woodland and grassland, ancient oaks, a stand of 100 foot Sequoia trees and a Deer park
Getting to Ashton Court by bus
Buses X3 and X4 will get you to the Ashton Court Estate from the centre of Bristol.
Getting to Ashton Court by train
Travelling by train to the Ashton Court Estate. The nearest railway station to Ashton Court is Parson Street, which is served by GWR services throughout the day.
Directions from Parsons St Station to Ashton Court on Google. https://goo.gl/maps/MNG6qvW3PCHN3rzP8
Getting to Ashton Court by cycle
You can opt to cycle to Ashton Court park and estate by using National Cycling Route 33. This takes you on a traffic-free path from Queen Square in Bristol out of the city via Cumberland Road. You’ll cross the River Avon, join Kennel Lodge Road, and enter Ashton Court. Bicycle parking is available onsite by the mansion and the deer park.
Getting to Ashton Court by taxi
The quickest way to get from Parson Street to Ashton Court is by taxi which costs £6 – £8 and takes 5 min.
Update: There will be no additional car-parking other than the three car parks mentioned below. Visitors are advised to use public transport, cycling and walking to reach Ashton Court.
Parking will be very limited – walk, cycle or take public transport if you can.
There are three car parks at Ashton Court.
The Clifton Lodge car park is accessed via the East side of the park at the junction of Rownham Hill (A369) and Bridge Rd.(B3129).
The Church Lodge car park is also on National Cycle Rte 33, and is accessed via the B3128 near the Ashton Bristol pub, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9LX.
The Mansion House car park is directly outside the venue and is accessed via Kennel Lodge Road which is off Clanage Road (A369).
Parking charges from Monday 15 August
The cost to park at Church Lodge and Mansion House car parks will be:
- £1 for up to 1 hour
- £2 for up to 2 hours
- £3 for up to 5 hours
The cost to park at Clifton Lodge car park will be:
- £1.50 for up to 1 hour
- £2.50 for up to 2 hours
- £4 for up to 5 hours