Easy to Find, But Hard to Leave...
Imagine the delight of discovering a unique hotel tucked away in a quiet, traditional cobbled side street, but with all Bath’s best bits right on the doorstep… that’s Harington’s Hotel to a tee! We are one of just a few luxury hotels in Bath to strike the perfect balance of quiet seclusion and city centre proximity. We are, quite literally, just a cat’s whisker from the city centre.
Bath's wonderfully central location means that it can be conveniently reached by a range of different routes when travelling by car. Please note that, once you arrive, we have city centre parking available (pre-booking required - £11 per day); this is incredibly unusual for central Bath and it certainly takes care of any unnecessary hassle. You can stop outside the hotel to unload, and then the car park is just a short stroll from the hotel.
Here are some of the main approaches to bath by road, do give us a tinkle on 01225 461728 if you get stuck (it happens to the best of us at one time or another!)
From the M4 Motorway
From the M4, turn off at junction 18 and take the A46 to Bath. At the round-a-bout turn right onto the A420 towards Bristol. After less than half a mile, take the first left following 'Park and Ride' sign. Take the left at the T-junction, continuing to follow the 'Park and Ride' signs. Then, continue past the 'Park and Ride' and down the steep hill. At traffic lights at the bottom turn right, and then take the first left into Milsom Street followed by the first right into Quiet Street, and finally the first left into Queen Street. Harington’s Hotel is on your right.
From Bristol A4 or Wells A39
From Bristol on A4 or Wells on A39 follow A4 signs to Bath or from Wells follow A39. Both routes converge at a large round-a-bout at Newton St Loe; continue on until you approach Bath on a dual carriageway. Keeping in the left-hand lane, take the first left fork approximately 50m before the end of the dual carriageway. You will then pass the 'Park and Ride' on your left. Continue straight on over various traffic lights always keeping in the left hand lane. Past the very large children’s play park on your left. In about 400m you will fork left (following the road) into Charlotte Street. Keep in the left hand lane and cross the top of Queens Square. Turn first left into Gay Street, followed by the first right into George Street and the first right into Milsom Street. After approximately 150m take first right into Quiet Street. After 50m take the first left into Queen Street. Harington’s Hotel is on your right.
From Chippenham on the A4
From Chippenham on A4 follow the A4 signs to Bath. Continue straight on at the junction of the A4 with the A46. Continue straight on over various traffic lights. At the mini round-a-bout take the second turn off. Straight over the next traffic lights into George Street (stay in the left hand lane). Turn left into Milsom Street immediately after the pedestrian lights. After approximately 150m take first right into Quiet Street. After 50m take the first left into Queen Street. Harington’s Hotel is on your right.
From Frome and Warminster on A36
From Frome and Warminster on A36 continue on until you come to the mini round-a-bout at the end of Beckford Street. Take the second turn off into Bathwick Street. Continue for about 300m and turn left at the traffic lights at the T-junction. At the mini round-a-bout take the second turn off. Straight over the next traffic lights (stay in the left hand lane) then turn left into Milsom Street immediately after the pedestrian lights. After approximately 150m take first right into Quiet Street and after another 50m turn first left into Queen Street. Harington’s Hotel is on your right.
The closest railway station is Bath Spa Railway Station; Harington's Hotel is super-easy to find from here. If walking, simply turn left into Dorchester Street, then turn right into Southgate, carry on up through Stall Street past ‘Marks and Spencers’ and through the pedestrian area into Union Street past ‘WH Smith’ and ‘The Disney Shop’ and into Old Bond Street. Just past the clothes shop ‘Gap’ turn left into Quiet Street and then first left into Queen Street, Harington’s is on your right. To walk from the train or bus station takes 10 to 15 minutes. Otherwise, a taxi will only take a few minutes and would usually cost around £4.00.
Other Useful Resources
Coaches - from all over the UK, including direct from Heathrow
Rail timetables - to Bath Spa Station
Book rail tickets online
Direct rail service - Heathrow to London Paddington, on to Bath
Crystal Cars - Chauffeur driven service from your home or airport
Bristol International Airport (15 miles away)
Frixo - Road / motorway traffic reports
Online Map and Travel Plan Resources
www.streetmap.co.uk - Gool ol' fashioned maps (but online)
www.multimap.com - More gool ol' fashioned maps (but online)
www.theAA.com - Route planner
www.rac.co.uk - Another route planner