FESTIVAL ADDRESS: Escot Park, Nr Fairmile, Devon
BLUE GATE: EX14 3AZ (for car parking and campervan fields) / RED GATE: EX11 1LU (for disabled parking, taxis and drop offs)
Gate opening times are printed on your tickets. Gates will open to the car parks from 12 noon on Thursday 17 August and then the site itself will open from 2pm (this includes all campsites including the disabled campsite). Gates are open from 2pm – 9pm Thursday, 9am – 9pm Friday, 10am – 9pm Saturday & 10am – 3pm Sunday. Please note the earlier time for gates closing on Sunday for entry AND re-entry. If you are driving to the event then please be respectful of our neighbours and residents of local villages as you approach and leave the site and not park off the festival site on local roads or laybys or in areas where we have Clearway (no parking) Orders. Vehicles parked illegally will be towed. We have got LOADS of parking and you can leave at any time you like, its entry times which are limited.
BY CAR: Escot is just off the A30, between Exeter and Honiton. Exit the A30 at Daisymount (eastbound) and at Iron Bridge (westbound). Please follow the really big signs for the BLUE ROUTE to get to the festival car parks. Your routing sticker (car routing/parking pass or campervan pass) will help us to guide you on to the site and parked for the weekend. There is ample parking on site, please try and car share to avoid traffic and congestion. If you are being dropped off please follow signs for the RED ROUTE. Please note: we cannot accommodate caravans
PARKING & WRISTBANDS: Cars will be parked in the car parks accessed via the BLUE GATE and then you will walk to one of two Pedestrian Gates (whichever is closer to you, they will be clearly signed) where you will exchange your tickets for wristbands. You will then go through the Pedestrian Gates and into the campsites. If you are in a Campervan then you will exchange your tickets for wristbands as you enter the Campervan fields.
BY BUS: A Stagecoach bus timetable for Beautiful Days 2017 will be confirmed soon. You dont have to pre-book, extra buses will be added as needed. They are clearly marked for the festival. Timetable is likely to be similar to 2016:
Thursday – From Exeter St Davids Station via the Paris Street Bus Station to Escot Park
Departs Exeter at 2pm, 4pm & 6pm
Friday – From Exeter St Davids Station via the Paris Street Bus Station to Escot Park
Departs Exeter at 10am, 12 noon, 2pm & 4pm
Monday – From Escot Park (Red Gate) to Exeter St Davids Station via the Paris Street Bus Station
Departs Escot Park at 9am, 10am, 11am & 12 noon
FREE SHUTTLE BUS
There will be a free shuttle bus running between Feniton Station (wait for it if its not there) and the RED GATE at the festival site. It will run continously during these times:
Thursday 2pm – 8pm / Friday 9am – 1pm / Saturday 9am – 1pm / Sunday 9am – 1pm / Monday 9am – 12pm
BY TRAIN: Call the 24hr National Rail Enquiries Line on 08457 48 49 50 for rail information and booking. Festival buses will run from Exeter St Davids to Escot, see bus information for times and details. There are a few, but not many, trains that stop at Feniton which is the closest station. Please wait for a lift to the festival site’s red pedestrian gate with the shuttle bus rather than walking from the station.
BY AIR: Exeter International Airport is situated off the A30, 5 miles from Exeter towards Escot Park. There are no buses from the Airport to the festival but a taxi from the airport will take about 10-15 minutes. You can fly to Exeter Airport from places including Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and various European airports. For details of flights, go to www.flybe.com
WEEKEND NON-CAMPERS: For those not camping at the festival, we would suggest finding somewhere very near the festival site or booking a B&B, Guest House or Hotel in Exeter. Please contact one of these two local tourist information centres for help on local accommodation. If you are staying off-site then please be aware of gate opening times for re-entry. Ottery St Mary T: 01404 813964 or Honiton T: 01404 43716 are the nearest tourism information centres.