Visiting Bridport

Situated on England’s South Coast in West Dorset, the area of Bridport and West Bay is served by both road and rail.
By Car

From the Midlands take the A34 towards Winchester. Follow the M27, then the A31 to Ringwood. Join the A35 to Dorchester and head west towards Bridport. Follow the signposts for the Festival.

From the South East take the M3 then the M27 at Bournemouth and then on to the A31.

By Train and Bus

Bridport is served by Axminster and Dorchester South railway stations. These routes are operated by South West Trains.

The number X31 bus runs from both Axminster and Dorchester South stations to Bridport every hour weekdays and Saturdays.  Alight at East Bridge and follow the signed footpath along the river.

The X53 Jurassic Coast Bus Service now provides an hourly service past the show ground.  Alight at PASTURE WAY.  This service also provides the only direct link to Weymouth following the revision of the 31 service which now terminates at Dorchester South.

The 47 provides a connection from the Yeovil area to EAST BRIDGE.

For further information visit the Dorset for You Journey Planner

Also a handy guide to buses in Dorset has just been released by First Group.

For further information regarding the bus service visit


Please note there is no parking on the Festival Site at Asker Meadows except Disabled Parking which is situated on the event field itself just off Sea Road South (A35) you will find the entrance opposite the exit from Pasture Way.

Parking is available on the Rugby Pitch opposite the Football Car Park in Skilling Hill Road by kind permission of Bridport Leisure Centre and Bridport Rugby Club there is a charge of £2 and it is open between 9am and 3pm after which there is space available in the Football Car Park.

Please see map below.

For parking options in Bridport, please see here.  

For parking rates and a handy pdf map please see here.


Where to Stay features many places to stay in the Bridport area and beyond. has a wide range of accommodation ideas across the county.


Bridport Interest features a range of information for visitors. an informative and fun resource of what’s on and where to go in Bridport.

Bridport Arts Centre runs over 100 events each year and attracts a fantastic range of artists and performers through its doors each week. promotes a range of forthcoming cultural and sporting events.

The St Michael’s Trading Estate  includes a host of creative enterprises and businesses including designers, film and media production, sculpture, upholstery, printing, illustrators, metal works, stone masons, vintage cars, net-making, an auctioneer house, hairdressers, interior design and antiques.  and various specialist retail outlets; textiles, blinds, tiles, furniture, bathrooms, carpets, electrical appliances, timber, flooring, essential oils, installations. 


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