Directions to Church Stretton, Near Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY6 6BY
Church Stretton Blues and Roots festival is easily accessible. Shropshire is served by excellent road and rail connections.
Church Stretton is nestled on the A49 main trunk road approximately 13 miles south of Shrewsbury, the county capital, and 15 miles north of Ludlow.
There is an excellent Bus service between Shrewsbury and Ludlow.
Shropshire is connected to the M5 and M6 motorway network via the M54. The A5, A49, A53 and A458 all make Church Stretton easily accessible. Click here to use AA Routefinder to plan your journey.
Arriva Trains provide a service from Wales too.
The Manchester to Cardiff main line train arrives at Church Stretton railway station hourly.
The best rail route from Wolverhampton, Birmingham and the Midlands is to arrive at Shrewsbury. Church Stretton is one stop down. Shrewsbury is also the hub for changing from North Wales and Chester.
Crewe is one stop further on from Shrewsbury where it is easy to access Church Stretton from the North West, Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland.
Between London and Church Stretton the quickest route is from Euston via Crewe. The journey takes three hours and you can do it with just the one change of train. Another route is Paddington/Church Stretton via Newport.
Take a look at the interactive transport map and start planning your journey to the Blues and Roots Festival today.
Please Note the railway station at Church Stretton is not staffed. Should you require a taxi from the station you will need to book one in advance however the Festival site is a five minute walk from the train station. It will be well sign posted on the day.
Telford Central Station (53 mins)
Birmingham New Street Station (1hr 30min)
Wolverhampton Rail Station (1hr 10 mins)
Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station (1hr 35mins)
Stockport Rail Station (1hr 20mins)
Wilmslow Rail Station (1hr 10 mins)
Crewe Rail Station (50 mins)
Nantwich Rail Station (40 mins)
Whitchurch (Shrops) Rail Station (32 mins)
Shrewsbury Rail Station (12 mins)
Craven Arms Rail Station (8 mins)
Ludlow Rail Station (13 mins)
Leominster Rail Station (24 mins)
Hereford Rail Station (40 mins)
Abergavenny Rail Station (1h 4mins)
Pontypool & New Inn Rail Station (1h 13 mins)
Cwmbran Rail Station (1hr 17 mins)
Newport (S Wales) Rail Station (1hr 28 mins)
Cardiff Central Rail Station (1hr 44mins)
Long distance coaches call at Shrewsbury and Hereford. Change here for a local bus or train to Church Stretton.
The 435 bus (click for timetable) runs between Shrewsbury and Ludlow calling at Church Stretton hourly.
See ya at the front 🙂