We look forward to welcoming you to Downside.  Please do feel free to make contact at any time if you have any questions.

Main Reception  +44(0)1761 235100
School Admissions  +44(0)1761 235103
Monastic Vocations +44(0)1761 235161
Human Resources  +44(0)1761 235106
Monastery Library +44(0)1761 235323
Abbey Visitor Centre +44(0)1761 235174
Monastic Secretary  +44(0)1761 235313
Head Master’s PA  +44(0)1761 235101
Chief Executive’s PA  +44(0)1761 235125

Press enquiries

Jane Vines

Beck Ward Murphy  


+44(0)1761 235158

+44(0)1761 235151


By Car
We’re situated on the A367 Fosse Way, a short journey from the A37 or A361. We are accessible via the A303, M4 and M5.  Map

By Rail
The nearest railway stations are Bath Spa (20 mins), Castle Cary (20 mins) and Frome (20 mins).

By Plane
The nearest airports are Bristol (30 mins), Cardiff (90 mins) and London Heathrow (2 hours)

Postal Address
Downside Abbey, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 4RH
(Please note that the postcode for Downside School is BA3 4RJ)

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