Public Transport


This page gives an indication of the available public transport services. As timetables can change, especially at weekends, it is visitors' responsibility to check all train and bus times, both outward and return, before travelling to the Mansion.

By Train:

The station at Frocester on the Bristol and Gloucester railway was the nearest to Woodchester Mansion. William Leigh's land extended down to Frocester and included Frocester Court Farm. The station was designed by IK Brunel and opened in 1844, just in time for the Leigh's arrival on the estate, and sadly closed in 1961. No use for today's visitors!

There is a direct approximately hourly service to Stroud from London Paddington. The journey takes about an hour and a half. Trains continue to Cheltenham Spa, which is where visitors from Birmingham and the north need to connect.

Stroud station is about 5miles from the Mansion. If using a taxi, ask to be dropped in the NT car park - our minibus runs from the foot of the steps at the bottom of the car park. If you require a taxi back in the afternoon it is a good idea to book this at the time of the outward journey. Local taxi firms are often fully booked between 2:30 and 5:30pm, especially on weekdays. 

By bus from Stroud:

Visitors wishing to arrive by bus can take the no 65 Stroud - Dursley service from Stroud Merrywalks shopping centre to the village of Nympsfield. It runs at 11am and 1pm on Fridays and Saturdays (no Sunday service). Bus timetable here. If arriving by train allow 10min to walk to Merrywalks from Stroud railway station. Walk from Nympsfield to the NT car park (1/2 mile). The return bus goes from near the Rose & Crown pub in Nympsfield at approx. 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. The bus at five o'clock is the last bus for the day - do not miss it!