Travel and accommodation for Forest Live, Westonbirt

Directions to Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt is 10 miles north of M4 junction 18, and 4 miles south-west of Tetbury on the A433. Postcode: GL8 8QS. Please follow event signage once you get close to the site as sat nav may take you to the wrong location.

If you are travelling by car, please be aware that the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo is also taking place on Saturday 11 June and Sunday 12 June, so there may be increased traffic on the local roads.

Travel info

Taxis and family or friends dropping off concert-goers should follow the signs to the visitor car park (open from 9am).

Those attending concerts from the north and north east (such as from the M5 J13, Stroud, Cirencester and Gloucester) will be parked in Westonbirt School grounds postcode GL8 8QG opposite the arboretum with a controlled pedestrian crossing and an approximate 1 mile walk to the arena along the level and well surfaced Mitchell Drive, through the heart of the beautiful Arboretum. This is to allow better traffic flow, particularly when you leave the site once the concert has ended.

Sufficient car parking for visitors is provided. Vehicles should not be left overnight in the car parks. Please consider the environment and car share where possible. Concert car park opens from 5pm.

The majority of our customers will be arriving by car over a period of three to four hours. In some cases it may take over an hour to exit the car parks safely due to the number of vehicles leaving at the same time. Thank you in advance for your patience as our traffic marshals work to get everyone out as quickly and safely as possible.

The nearest train station is at Kemble (Swindon to Gloucester line), 12 miles away.

Taxis and private cars dropping off and collecting customers are strongly advised to follow signage on site to the designated drop off and pick up areas.  This will allow better traffic movement and safer pedestrian routes to and from the venue.  It is essential to book your taxi, including the return trip, in advance.

Local accommodation

Contact Tetbury Tourist Information centre on 01666 503552 for full details of local accommodation.