Venue & Location
Last Updated (Tuesday, 24 January 2012 16:16)
Venue - The Royal Agricultural College
The Royal Agricultural College (RAC) set in the spectacular Cotswold countryside. An inspiring location one mile from Cirencester town centre.
The College has excellent road links to the M4 and M5, as well as good rail connections with London, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Swindon, and beyond.
The historic College, set in 25 acres of Cotswold grounds provides a spectacular setting for the Vets Charity Challenge.
Location – The Cotswolds
The Cotswolds are well-known for gentle hillsides (‘wolds’), sleepy villages and for being so ‘typically English’.
The Cotswold area which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) makes a fabulous setting for the challenge.
The Cotswold Water Park will also provide the setting for part of the event. It is Britain's largest water park, consists of over 140 lakes created by gravel extraction, covering over 40 square miles - 50% larger than the Norfolk Broads and still growing.
The source of the River Thames is to be found nearby and the early stages of this great river pass through the park.
Directions - To The Royal Agricultural College
Getting to the RAC is easy by rail or road. Details of how to obtain rail travel information can be found further down this page.
Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, Gloucester, GL7 6JS.
Tel: +44 (0) 1285 652531
For detailed directions, visit the AA's website.
For up to date travel information, please visit the Highways Agency website at www.highways.gov.uk
For visitors using Satellite Navigation, the College postcode is GL7 6JS.
Exit Junction 15 on to A419 to Cirencester. Exit at Cirencester Industrial Area and follow clear signposting to the College.
Exit Junction 11A on to A417. Exit at Stratton and follow Gloucester Road, from where it is clearly signposted to Cirencester Town Centre.
Take the A40 to Burford, then B4425 to Cirencester via Fosse Way (A429) from Stow-on-the-Wold. The College is clearly signposted from the Cirencester by-pass.
There are frequent rail services from London (Paddington) to Kemble Station (Cirencester), via Swindon. There are also regular trains from Gloucester and Cheltenham, which connect to the main train lines.
A taxi and bus service is available to transport you the remaining three miles from Kemble Station to the College.
For further information and train times please contact one of the following:
National Rail Enquiries
First Great Western
There are international airports in Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham and London. Rail and Coach connections are available from these cities to Kemble and Cirencester.