How to find IPC

Institute of Public Care

Oxford Brookes University

8 Palace Yard Mews
Institute of Public Care

Oxford Brookes University

Harcourt Hill Campus

Directions from Bath railway station

  • Turn left out of the station and go past the bus station on your left.

  • Cross the road towards South Gate shopping centre at a pelican crossing and bear left along St James Parade (keep McDonalds on your right). This turns into James Street West (City of Bath College on your left), continue past the cinema.

  • On reaching a cross roads with traffic lights, turn right (Charles Street) and take the first vehicular left along Monmouth Place.

  • After 20 yards turn right up a narrow lane which is Palace Yard Mews. IPC is near the top on the right.


Directions by road

  • From the M4, leave at J18 and follow A46 towards Bath.

  • At first roundabout, turn right (A420 signposted Bristol).

  • Take the first left (at a slightly staggered crossroads). Continue along this road for about 1.5 miles until you have to give way on a steep upward hill.

  • Turn left up the hill following the signposts to the racecourse and carry along this road for 2 miles.  You will pass (on right) the Blathwayt Arms pub, Lansdown Golf Club, Bath Racecourse, numerous playing fields, and (on left) the Hare & Hounds pub. Go down a long hill until you come to a junction with a church on your left.

  • Turn right here and proceed down this steep hill until reaching traffic lights.
    Turn right at the traffic lights and follow this road round a sharp left hand bend to the next set of lights. This is Queen Square.

  • Go round 3 sides of the square, turning left at the top. Palace Yard Mews is the next turning left, opposite Charlotte Street car park entrance

  • Our car park entrance is through an arch on the left and IPC's spaces are about 30 yards on the right hand side and have signs in the spaces indicating this.



There is very limited parking in Bath so please ensure you book a space in advance.

You will need to collect a parking pass from our reception to put in your car, otherwise you risk being clamped.

Directions from Oxford railway station

The Brookes bus (U1) leaves every 30 minutes from Frideswide Square, which is across the road from the entrance to the station car park. The bus takes you directly to the campus.  More information can be found here.

Directions by road

From the A34 heading northbound, come off at the Hinksey junction and turn immediately left up Harcourt Hill.  After half a mile the Harcourt Hill campus is on your right hand side, with the visitors' car park immediately on your right after going through a barrier.

From the A34 heading southbound, come off at the Botley interchange and take the first left at the roundabout. At the bottom of this road, with McDonalds in front of you, turn right and then turn left immediately after going under the A34.  Continue along this road for nearly 1 mile, then bear right onto Harcourt Hill for a further half a mile. The Harcourt Hill campus is on your right hand side, with the visitors' car park immediately on your right after going through a barrier.


Parking at Harcourt Hill needs to be pre-booked and visitors will need to pay to park when they arrive.  Please contact the IPC office in advance of your visit to arrange for a space to be reserved for you.

Parking availability cannot be guaranteed if you do not book a place, so please ensure you have contacted us as far in advance as possible before your visit.