Venue accessibility, location, parking & public transport

Trimits_Hydra_mapMain Venue: Trinity Arts centre, Trinity Road, Bristol BS2 0NW – for eveything at the Bookfair except….
Radical History Zone venue: Hydra Bookshop, 34 Old Market Street, Bristol BS2 0EZ, a mere 5 minute walk away. Click here for a larger map of the area.

AccessibilityTrinity has fully level wheelchair access to the main building and garden, and a lift to the first floor. Rooms inside are also level access. Hydra Bookshop also has level wheelchair access through the front door to the meeting/bookshop area.
Trinity has a disabled (and therefore private) toilet cubicle on the ground floor, off the main hall; and another on the 1st floor accessed via the Bookfair Assembly room. In the permaculture garden there is a single use compost toilet, but it does have approx 4 steps up to it.
Hydra has a level access toilet, but entrance to it is quite tight and users may need to ask for assistance getting into it.
We are setting aside 4 parking spaces in the Trinity carpark for disabled drivers only.

We appreciate this does not make it a fully accessible event! Therefore if there is anything you think we could help you with please do ask. For example, if you bring a signer with you then let us know and we will make sure they are accommodated comfortably where you can see them. Contact us by email at

Parking – there will be no vehicular access to the Trinity site between 10.45am – 6.00pm (except for disabled car drivers – we have 4 spaces set aside inside to the right of the gate). There is no parking space on site for any other visitors at all.
Stallholders who requested to park have been notified of their permits. Other stallholders wishing to drop off can do so in the carpark before 10.45am.
If you do drive this info will help along with the larger map link above:

Nearby – Drop-off and short-stay (1 hour) parking: Trinity Walk, Braggs Lane, Trinity St, West St, Old Market St, Stapleton Rd & side streets.
Nearby – Free street parking, limited spaces: Braggs Lane & Trinity Walk (off Trinity Rd); St Phillips Rd, Waterloo Dr & Waterloo St (all off Trinity St); Newton St, Milsom St, Webb St, Perry St, Clifton Place (all off Stapleton Rd); Hassell Drive (access only from the A4320, St Phillips Causeway – this is a council residential estate and usually quite full)

bikeWe recommend coming by foot, public transport or bike – Trinity is 200m from the end of the Bath to Bristol bikepath on St Phillips Rd/Trinity St (see map), with lots of space at & near Trinity to lock up!

Public Transport – (Travel Bristol info here)
Trains – these 2 stations are approx 15min walk away: Temple Meads mainline station, and Lawrence Hill on the Severn Beach line.

Buses – see Bus Info. Bristol’s city centre is 10-15 minutes walk away at the end of Old Market Street. There are multiple bus stops near to Trinity/Hydra on Stapleton Rd, Clarence Rd, West St and Old Market St. See this bus map (pdf).
Busses stopping nearby go to/from the centre & include:
4 – Frenchay/Downend
6, 7 , 42, 43, 44, 45 – Create Centre, Kingswood, Hanham, Cadbury Heath, Staple Hill, Longwell Green
13, 13A – Fishponds, Bradley Stoke, Oldbury
24, 25 – Ashton Vale, Bedminster, Horfield
36 – Brislington, Knowle, Withywood
48, 49 – Easton, Fishponds, Emerson green
332 – Hanham, Bath
506 – Create centre & Southmead
635 – Chippenham

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