Explore Gloucestershire


Hartpury is a beautiful place to live and study. Surrounded by Cotswold countryside and close to the Forest of Dean, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to daring outdoor pursuits or peaceful country walks.

With Gloucester and Cheltenham just a short drive away, you're never far from the action either. Whether you fancy a spot of shopping, a trip to the cinema, or want to catch the big football or rugby match, there's so much to see and do.

Good links with major cities such as Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Bath and London promise an exciting day out.

Are you ready to start exploring?

A regular bus service between our campus and Gloucester means that you’re able to pop into town whenever you like.

During term time, you can make the most of our free minibus service to Gloucester (weekdays and Saturdays) and Cheltenham (Saturdays). Out of term time, we run minibuses to Gloucester on weekdays and Saturdays.

You can also hop on one of the public buses that stop regularly on campus. Swanbrook will pick you up from campus and take you to Cheltenham and Gloucester, Monday to Friday during term time. View their timetable on the Swanbrook website.

Alternatively, you can jump in to an Andy Cars taxi and get a discounted student rate. Great for a night out or a day trip into town.

Parking your car

If you’re planning to bring your car with you, you’ll need to get a parking permit. It costs £60-£100 (depending on where you want to park) for the year. You can get yours from our online shop or during Welcome Week. There is also free parking at our Equine Centre (on campus).

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