Directions to St. Ethelwold’s House, 30 East St Helen Street, Abingdon, OX14 5EB
From the A34 Northbound
Take the Abingdon exit, turning right at the roundabout onto the eastbound A415 into the town centre. In the town centre at the traffic lights you will be taken left into Stratton Way (now 2-way). After 100 yards or so turn right into Stert Street.
From the A34 Southbound
Take the North Abingdon exit, turning left at the top of the slip road onto the southbound A4183. Follow this to the town centre, turning left into Stert Street.
In Stert Street (one-way)
You will go through 2 lots of pedestrian lights. About 50 yards after the second set, there is a three-way junction (church on your left). ON THE RIGHT there are two roads immediately next to each other (the old County Hall – very tall with arches under it – is on an island between the two).
TAKE THE SECOND TURNING – in front of ‘Fat Face’ on the corner and behind the County Hall – which will take you into Market Place, then immediately into East St Helen Street. (If you are not careful it is easy to be taken down the first turning into the High Street by the flow of traffic).
[If you miss the correct turning first time go round the central triangle again.]
You will pass the Kings Head and Bell pub, on your left. Nos 22 and 30 are half to three quarters of the way down on the left (no B&B signage). If you have a lot of baggage you can park temporarily in the drive at No 30 (through large black gates to the left of the front door), and come in through the open black side door, or on the pavement opposite No 22.
You can park in the Street in a ‘Pay and Display’ parking bay (not Residents Only). Between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm you should get a ticket from the machine immediately. If there are no spaces in the street continue to the end and turn right into West Saint Helen Street where there is more street parking and also a car park on the second left. This is free on Sundays and between 6 pm and 8.00 am on other days.
Do not park in a Residents Only bay at any time as these are monitored until late at night.
NB The traffic Wardens are very vigilant.