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Many of the venues are within easy walking distance and each venue listing includes a postcode to help you plan your route. The Walkit app also helps you plan your journey on foot.

Bristol Ferry Boats are offering reduced Day Tickets of £5 over the festival weekend, allowing you to hop on and off around the Bristol Harbour.

Bristol Omnibus Vehicle Collection will transport you in style with vintage buses taking you from Canons Road to Clifton on Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm. View timetable here.

Get peddling around the city with YoBike. A simple bike rental scheme across the city. With no dock-stations, keep an eye out for the yellow bikes.

Travelwest provides information on Bristol Park and Ride services, a map of car parks and charges, and traffic updates.

Bristol is well served by trains from other parts of the UK. Visitors should choose Bristol Temple Meads (rather than Parkway) from which buses, ferries and local trains operate regularly.


Drop into the Architecture Centre on Narrow Quay to pick up a programme and ask our helpful volunteers about the festival. The Architecture Centre gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5pm.

The Tourist Information Centre on 1 Canon’s Road is also on hand for any festival queries. Pop in and find out more about the festival.


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