23 & 24 August 2018


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European Lesfic Literary Conference

Venue Information


Located next to Bristol Cathedral, and a few minutes walk away from the Harbourside, the Marriott is located in a Victorian-style building overlooking College Green. It is within easy walking distance of the nearest public transport facilities, and is fully accessible. It has dedicated, on-site conference facilities, and free WiFi is provided on a complimentary basis to all conference delegates. The Central Library and the City Hall are a few minutes walk away. Park Street, which starts at the bottom of College Green, offers a number of coffee shops and restaurants to suit all tastes.

Address: College Green, BS1 5TA

(next to Bristol Cathedral)




The conference will be held in the King’s Room, with the workshops taking place in the Lancaster Room. The King’s Foyer will serve as the vendor table and book signing area, with refreshments and a buffet-style lunch being served in the Royal Foyer.  











Public Transport:

From Bristol Temple Meads train station, use bus 8 (every 10 minutes), 9 or 72, to get to the Hippodrome/College Green/Bristol Cathedral. A single adult ticket costs £2.

From the airport, use the A1 airport flyer to get to Bristol Temple Meads train station, and switch to bus routes 8, 9 or 72 . The Flyer will drop you off just next to the bus top at Temple Meads. A single ticket on the flyer costs £7, and a return £11.

Bus fares can be paid by cash, or using the First Bus mobile app.

To book train tickets use National Rail Enquires or the Split Tickets site.


By Car:

The nearest car parks are the Millenium Square car parkPrince Street car park, College Street car park and Trenchard Street Car Park.  You can also use the Park and Ride service to get into Bristol, or park at the West End long stay car park and walk down (or get a bus from Queens Road, outside of Sainsbury’s) to the centre.

Disabled Parking: There are two Blue Badge spaces to the rear of the watershed, on Canon’s Road.


By Ferry:

Bristol Ferry runs a regular ferry service from (behind) Temple Meads to the Harbourside, just alongside the Watershed. Ferries run every forty minutes, and a single ticket costs £3.


Left Luggage:

There is a left luggage facility at the Tourist Information Centre, at the Harbourside, next to the Watershed. Each bag costs £5, and the office is open 10-5 pm.


If demand exceeds the capacity of the Watershed, we might move to one of the slightly larger venues around the harbourside. Ticket prices will remain unaffected.