There is unfortunately no parking at the Academy on weekdays (if your course is on a weekend or evening, you may park behind the Academy- please see map here for finding us; the other businesses are closed in these times, so we can overflow into their car park) 

The following places have free on street parking within 5-10 mins walk for those of you with courses during the week: 

The Whiteway GL7 2ER (opposite the Cirencester Rugby Club) 
Barton Lane GL7 2EB

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You can also choose paid parking, click here for all carparks in Cirencester.

The Abbey Grounds Car Park and Old Station Carpark are around £6.50 for the day and both within 5-7 minutes’ walk but can be very busy. Beeches Carpark is around 10 minutes’ walk away and £2.00 for the day.


Taxis can be found in the rank outside the parish church, about 250 metres from the Academy. They can also be booked. Local firms include


The nearest train station is six miles away (12-15 minutes by taxi) at Kemble Station,  which is on the Paddington to Cheltenham Spa line.


Buses run from Cirencester town centre to Cheltenham, Gloucester and Swindon as well as many outlying villages. 

Getting to us from London: 

MEGABUS: LONDON VICTORIA STATION -> CIRENCESTER CENTRE Time: 4h 15m (prices: £4.00-£5.75 each way) -

NATIONAL EXPRESS BUS: LONDON VICTORIA STATION -> CIRENCESTER CENTRE Time: 2h 30m (prices today: £4.00-£8.00 each way)

TRAIN: LONDON PADDINGTON -> KEMBLE STATION Time: 1h 20m (prices today vary greatly on leaving times anywhere between £14.00 and £78.00 each way).

From KEMBLE STATION, you would need to get a local bus (the 882) to Cirencester centre or catch a TAXI. The journey is around 10-15 minutes in length.