Getting here

Bath Record Office is situated in the Guildhall in the centre of Bath.

Visitors to the Guildhall must now enter the building by the main entrance on the High Street. 

For visitors with accessibility needs you may use the side entrance via the market.

Address: Bath Record Office, Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW
Tel: +44 (0)1225 477421
Email: [email protected]

By bus or coach

National Express operates a regular bus service to Bath from London Victoria, Heathrow and Gatwick airports. For buses to Bath from the rest of the UK, see Traveline South West .

Most buses and coaches stop at the bus station, less than ten minutes walk from the Record Office. See pedestrian map.

By Car

The quickest and most straightforward route if you are travelling from a distance is likely to be via the M5 and M4 approaching Bath from the north and using the Lansdown Park and Ride, marked Park and Ride North. Full details of Park and Ride services for Bath can be viewed here. Bath Car Park charges can be viewed here.

Blue Badge Holders: There are a limited number of parking bays for blue badge holders immediately outside the Guildhall, and more bays in other locations in the city centre. Please contact Shopmobility on 01225 477111, email for the latest details.

By train

Bath is an excellent city to visit by rail. The station is called Bath Spa. There are frequent high-speed connections to London Paddington. For a slower and cheaper service try London Waterloo. The Record Office is less than ten minutes walk from the station, see pedestrian map.

On foot

Bath is well suited to pedestrians. Follow the on-street maps, or print out a pedestrian map. The Record Office is in the Guildhall, right in the centre of Bath, near Bath Abbey.

By plane

Bath is accessible from Heathrow and Gatwick airports by public transport. The nearest airport is Bristol Airport, which serves the UK and a number of European routes. There are cars for hire and Bath is about 45 minutes drive away. There is an hourly direct bus link (A4) from Bristol airport to Bath city centre.

By bicycle

Bath is on the Sustrans National Cycle Route 4, which runs east-west through Bath, connecting Reading to Bristol. The immensely popular Bristol – Bath railway path provides a tranquil walking and cycling path between the two cities. There is also good access from the south through the new Bath Two Tunnels Circuit, Route 244. There is helpful advice on the Sustrans website.

There is no direct cycle route from the north, and the A46 can be dangerous for cyclists, so it is worth planning a route that avoids this busy road.