Wiltshire 2012 Festival of Celebration - How to get there!
Below you will find information regarding all methods of transport & parking, to and from the Hudson's Field event:
There are regular services from London, Bath and Portsmouth. Salisbury is also easily accessible by rail from Exeter, Southampton, Bristol, and Cardiff - simply visit the National Rail Enquiries website or call 08457 484950 for train times and fares.
For information on train times and for possible big savings on tickets, visit or call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.
Salisbury Station is a short walk from the coach station, across the central car park (500 metres). A free shuttle coach service will be running from 3pm onwards from the City Coach Station, which is at Millstream Approach off Castle Street, right next to the central car park. This service will be running after the event to bring you back to the coach station.
Salisbury is on the National Express network and has a stop in the centre of the city. A free shuttle bus service will be running from 3pm onwards from the City Coach Station, which is at Millstream Approach off Castle Street, right next to the central car park. This service will be running after the event to bring you back to the coach station.
- Visit the National Express website
Bus service to/from the City Centre
From Central Car Park - As Central Car Park is being used as a Park & Ride facility for people travelling from the East / West / South of Salisbury, a special free shuttle bus service will operate every 10-15 minutes from 1pm onwards, from the Coach station next to Central Car Park.
From the City Centre - Park & Ride bus service 501 will provide a bus service every 12-15 minutes throughout the day from outside Marks & Spencers on New Canal, and from outside Tesco on Castle Street. This will operate free of charge after 3pm and will be supplemented by additional shuttle buses as required.
From Hudson's Field - Shuttle buses will operate every 10-15 minutes from a special bus stop opposite Hudsons Field, to Central Car Park and the City Centre.
Please note that there will be no special buses from the normal Park & Ride sites to the Olympic Torch event, although buses travelling to/from the Beehive Park and Ride site will call at Hudsons Field on request.
Local bus services in Salisbury
Local bus services in Salisbury will operate normally throughout the day and normal bus fares will be charged. However additional buses will be used in the evening to ensure that a half-hourly bus service is provided from the City Centre to Bemerton Heath, Wilton, Bishopdown and Bishopdown Farm. Laverstock and Harnham, until approximately 11pm.
Bus services X5 and Activ 8 will also call at Hudsons Field to/from Amesbury, Larkhill, Durrington, Bulford, Tidworth and Ludgershall.
By car and motorcycle
In providing good, accessible free parking, as near as possible to the event Wiltshire Council is being greatly assisted by Old Sarum Airfield. The Airfield has suspended flights for the entire day made available some 8,000 + car parking spaces.
This will be an exciting and interesting location for families to park and it is a short walk to the site, via Ford Road. Ford Road will be closed to any other traffic and lit to ensure the safety and convenience of visitors and all crossing points are to be manned. The airfield site will be staffed, lit and toilets provided for families arriving from longer journeys.
The access to this car park will be from the Portway, just off of the A345 and this will be the main car park. It will be clearly signed for those approaching from all directions. The car park will open at midday, one hour before the start of the main events at Hudson’s Field and remain open until everyone has left.
The exit from the car park have been chosen to ensure a fast getaway, after the days exciting activities conclude with an impressive firework display.
For visitors wishing to park in the city centre and use the free shuttle coaches parking will be available in all of the Council’s city centre car parks free of charge from 3pm onwards. The free shuttle coaches will run from the Coach station, in the Central car park, near to Avon Approach from 3pm until they have brought everyone back to the city, after the event. The toilet facilities will remain open until around midnight.
Drivers with restricted mobility, who hold blue badges, will be invited to park in a specific car parking area at Hudson’s Field. This special provision will be clearly signed from all approaches and will be accessed from the small gate in Stratford road. This is an exclusive facility and vehicles not displaying the Blue Badge will be directed away to other parking areas.
Cycle parking is provided in Hudson’s Field and may be accessed via Stratford Road gate, by following the signs for blue badge parking and also by using the Castle Road gate. The Stratford Road gate is best approached from the city centre by using the cycle path along the River Avon, past the leisure centre.
The parking will be by a barrier, to which cycles may be secured. The area is well lit but riders are reminded that security devices are advised.
Owners are responsible for their own bicycles and park at their own risk.
There will be disabled parking in the site. This will be exclusively accessed from Stratford Road gate and the route specifically signed for drivers approaching both from Amesbury and the City centre. You must display you blue badge to access this car park.
Date Posted: Tuesday 3 July 12