Getting toWestonbirt The National Arboretumcar-free

1 At a glance

  • train to Stroud
  • bus to Westonbirt
  • enjoy discount entry!

2 Step-by-step

There are direct trains to Stroud from London, Reading, Swindon and Gloucester National Rail

It's a five-minute walk from the rail station to the bus stop - see map

Stagecoach 69 bus runs from Merrywalks (stop k) to Westonbirt in 50 minutes, Monday to Saturday – allowing for a 3 hour or 6 hour visit.

  • Live bus times:
    Stroud Merrywalks (stop k)

From the bus stop at the entrance to Westonbirt it's a half-mile walk up the drive to the Welcome Building.

About Westonbirt The National Arboretum

Stroll around 17 miles of paths through this landscaped Victorian estate, home to an extraordinary collection of trees and shrubs from all over the world.

A relaxing place to walk and picnic in any season - from spring bluebells to spectacular autumn colour. There's also a tree-top walkway, family actives and a programme of events and concerts.

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Address: Westonbirt, Tetbury GL8 8QS
  • Refreshments: Restaurant/cafe on site
  • Car-free offer: Discount entry with valid train or bus ticket, or bike

3 Plan your car-free journey

Reverse Route

About Westonbirt The National Arboretum

Stroll around 17 miles of paths through this landscaped Victorian estate, home to an extraordinary collection of trees and shrubs from all over the world.

A relaxing place to walk and picnic in any season - from spring bluebells to spectacular autumn colour. There's also a tree-top walkway, family actives and a programme of events and concerts.

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Nearest town: Tetbury
  • Refreshments: Restaurant/cafe on site
  • Car-free offer: Discount entry with valid train or bus ticket, or bike
Bike routes

You can take your bike on the train to Kemble (if booked), from where it’s a 15-mile cycle – here’s the route. There are cycle racks at the Welcome Building and we’re happy to look after helmets/gear. No cycling is allowed around the site.

Taxi numbers

Express Taxis Tetbury 07858 450098, Tetbury Minibus 01666 504881, The Pink Cab Tetbury 07960 036003, Abbey Taxis Malmesbury 01666 823366, Norman E. Webb Chippenham 01249 660022, Beaufort Chipping Sodbury 01454 313721.

Handy Tips

Make sure you allow plenty of time to walk back to the bus stop at the end of your visit.

Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount