Travel Information


published: Fri 19th Sep 2014

around the festival site

By rail

The easiest way to get to the festival is by rail. Banbury railway station is served by frequent Chiltern Railways trains from London Marylebone station and Birmingham Moor Street station. You can find train times and fares on the Chiltern Railways website or by phoning 08457 484950. Banbury is also served by Crosscountry services from many parts of the UK. For these rail services visit the rail enquiries website or ask at your local railway station.

When you arrive at Banbury, there is a frequent bus service to Cropredy (and buses back into Banbury after the concerts).

By road

Travel to Banbury on the M40 motorway and leave at Junction 11 which is signposted for Banbury. At the top of the slip road is a roundabout; from there just follow the temporary signs to the festival.You will turn off the main road onto a country lane, and this will take you through the village - for camping fields nearest the arena (1,2,3,4,5, and 6) follow the Williamscott route. The camping with more space (7 & 8) are on the adjacent fields.

If you are not camping on the site, there is a free car park on the north side of the Williamscot Road and also another on School Lane.

By narrowboat

If arriving by narrowboat you do not need to buy a camping ticket. You can either moor up at the 249 berth Cropredy Marina or moor on the canal, moorings cannot be reserved, it's strictly 'first come, first served'. Obviously, the earlier in the week you arrive the closer you will be to the village centre. But even if you don't arrive until Thursday, you should be able to find somewhere to moor although it may be up to a mile from the festival site. Boaters do not normally have to pay for temporary moorings during Fairport's Cropredy Convention. However, you must not moor in such a way as to obstruct the service area and turning point below Cropredy bridge, nor obstruct the approach to the lock or any bridge.

It is quite permissible to moor two abreast (that is, one boat tied alongside another) providing that doing so doesn't obstruct the passage of other boats passing through, in fact, boats are usually moored two abreast for half-a-mile below Cropredy bridge during the festival weekend.

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festival information by: Scott Williams

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