Before you arrive
With the introduction of the Bath Clean Air Zone on 15 March 2021, the vision of the Bath and North East Somerset Council, is to encourage all visitors to the city to use sustainable modes of transport, to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality for all.
In light of this vision, we have been notified by the council that hotel parking permits will not be extended for 2022. As a result of this development, we will not be in a position to offer our guests on street parking permits beyond 31 May 2022. We apologise in advance for the inconvenience.
We suggest the following long stay car parks in Bath –
South Gate Bath – https://www.southgatebath.com/facilities#car-park
Charlotte Street Car Park – https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/charlotte-street-car-park-bath MiPermit location number 751014
Avon Street Car Park – https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/avon-street-car-park MiPermit location number 751013
Manvers Street Car Park – https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/manvers-street-car-park MiPermit location number 751012
There are other parking options available in Bath that can be found on https://www.justpark.com/.
It most convenient to drop your luggage at The Kennard on your arrival in Bath before driving to the long stay car parks. There is a loading bay with a single yellow line in front of The Kennard, where our guests can temporarily park to drop off their luggage.
For satellite navigation devices, best is to put our post code: BA2 6LL followed by the townhouse number: 11.
Should you wish to use public transport, The Kennard is very accessible on foot from the Bath Spa train or bus station. It is a pleasant 10-15 minute level walk through the city.
Please find walking directions further down the page, which we are also happy to email to you.
Taxis are also available outside the train station and the journey takes approximately 5 minutes and costs approximately £7 – £10.
Bristol airport is about 45-50 minute drive to The Kennard.
There is a regular bus service linking Bristol Airport to Bath bus station. The bus departs every half hour. Please find more information about this service by visiting their website: www.airdecker.com.
Taxis to and from the airport cost about £45 – £50. It is recommended to arrange a taxi prior to your arrival.
We pride ourselves in offering you an exceptionally comfortable stay, serving you an award winning breakfast, with warm and attentive service at all times, from a location that is most convenient to experience and explore our beautiful and historic city.
There are two small steps into the guesthouse. We have one snug and one superior double room on the ground floor.
The rooms are located over five different floors (ground, first, second, third, and lower ground floor).
Please note that the Breakfast room is on the garden level, one floor down from reception.
We do not have a lift at The Kennard, but we are happy to help you with your luggage.
Directions from Bath Spa Railway Station (and adjacent Bus Station)
From the Bus Station, turn right when leaving the glass building to arrive at Bath Spa Railway Station 100m up the road.
- Walk straight ahead (with the clock of the train station behind you) onto Manvers Street.
- Continue all the way up the road (it becomes Pierrepont Street).
- Cross over at the traffic lights at the end (near Goodbye Books/the Green Rocket Cafe).
- Carry on but veer to the right so that the river is below the balustrade on your right.
- At the traffic lights near the Victoria Art Gallery, turn right (into Argyle Street) and walk over Pulteney Bridge (though it doesn’t look like a bridge as there are shops on either side).
- Cross over so that you are walking on the left-hand side of the bridge.
- Keep going & veer to the left after the red post box (you are now in Laura Place).
- Turn next left onto Henrietta Street.
- The Kennard is about 100 m further on, on the left.