Local Information


ISSAC 2015 will take place at the University of Bath in the UK. The university is in the City of Bath in the South West of England, approximately 115 miles west of London.


This page contains information on the following:

Visa Information

If you are unsure whether you need a visa to enter the UK you can check using this UK government website. If you require an invitation letter then please contact issac2015-local@lists.bath.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Travelling to the city of Bath

The most convenient airports for travelling to Bath are:

There are other London airports available, but these are less convenient for travelling to Bath.


Travel map for Bath


Travelling to the University from the city centre

The university is approximately 1.5 miles uphill from the city centre: about a 25 minute walk. There are regular bus services from the main bus station (and various other city centre stops). The bus takes about 10 minutes. Exit the bus at the main campus bus stop (this is the second stop inside the university grounds) where there are multiple bus shelters.


Map showing the position of the Uni in relation to the city


You may also consult the University of Bath's travel webpage.


Click here for a pdf map of the campus. ISSAC takes place in The Chancellor's Building: Building 3 on the campus map.

Picture of Campus


Rooms in the university campus may be booked through this link. Participants can also arrange their own accommodation in Bath city center; from which the campus is easily accessed by a 25min walk or 10 min bus ride. Bath is a popular tourist destination and so there are many option available, however, July is peak tourist season so we suggest booking in advance. Some of the major hotels are:

The YMCA Bath offers low cost accommodation (both private rooms and dormitories). Bookings can be made online here.

We also recommend the official Bath tourist information website, VisitBath, for finding and booking accommodation, including B&Bs and guesthouses.


There is much to see and do in Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Bath is probably most famous for its Georgian architecture with sites like The Royal Crescent and The Circus just a short walk from the city centre. The most visited attraction is the Roman Baths which we will see together following our conference banquet at the attached Pump Rooms Restaurant.

For more details on sightseeing and tourism visit the Visit Bath website or the Bath Visitor Information Centre situated on the square adjacent to the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey.

Other sites situated a short distance from Bath include the cities of Bristol, Wells and Salisbury (where one of the remaining copies of Magna Carta is kept), and of course, Stonehenge.