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Getting There

ON FOOT: Stokes Croft is North of Broadmead, and can be reached simply by traversing the Bear Pit (St. James’ Barton Roundabout).  From the North, descend the Gloucester Road, arguably the best independent shopping street in the country, continue along Cheltenham Road and the road becomes Stokes Croft after the Ashley Road Junction.

BY BICYCLE: Same kind of thing, but quicker… there are quite a few bike racks in Stokes Croft, and many bicycle shops… Cycle Life, Fred Baker Cycles, Jakes Bikes in the Bear Pit and the  Bristol Bike Project in Hamilton House.

BY CAR: Stokes Croft is part of the A38. Approached from the North, you leave the M5 at Jn. 16 and follow the road into Bristol for about 5miles at a guess… Alternatively, come off the M4 onto the M32.and tend right at the bottom of the M32, averting your gaze from the horror that is Cabot Circus.


BY HORSE/ CARRIAGE:
There are currently no horse-drawn services available, nor much provision for the stabling of horses. There is, however, much evidence of past usage of horse drawn transport, including two carriage works, and a Huge coaching inn (The Full Moon)

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

BUS: The Bristol National Express Station is next to the Bear Pit, and is just a stone’s throw from Stokes Croft. Very handy for the Bristol Magistrates Court, too. There are loads of local buses, but I have never been on one since they were privatised…

RAIL: Get off the chuffer at Bristol Temple Meads, not Bristol Parkway, which might as well be on the moon. Twenty minutes walk along the most desolate streetscape will get you to the oasis that is Stokes Croft, or get a taxi which will cost you about 8 quid. There are lots of buses from outside the station that will cost you more than you would expect…

BY AIR: If you fly, don’t look out of the window, in case you see the exhaust pipe and feel waves of nausea-inducing guilt. There is apparently an airport at Lulsgate, south of Bristol, serviced regularly by charabanc into the centre of our Fair City.

BY SEA: Sail up the Avon. You will need to be “Ship-shape and Bristol Fashion” as the river is exceedingly tidal. If your vessel is large, there will need to be bridge swings… You may moor in the Floating Harbour. You will probably be caned for mooring fees.

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