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Directions to PenCLAHRC's Exeter office

PenCLAHRC's Exeter office is located in South Cloisters, at the University of Exeter's St Luke's Campus.

Important: on arrival at St Luke's campus, please follow the signs for South Cloisters/Info at St Luke's.  There is no longer a visitor reception desk located in the main Medical School Building.

Travel Information:

On foot from Exeter City Centre
St Luke's campus is within easy walking distance of Exeter city centre. The city centre map shows the location of St Luke’s Campus in relation to the main University of Exeter campus at Streatham; the Royal Devon & Exeter (RD&E) Hospital Wonford and Heavitree sites; County Hall; Exeter St David’s/Exeter Central train stations; the bus and coach station; the City Centre Park & Ride stops; and the main public car parks.

By bike
Exeter is a Cycling Demonstration Town and the University is well served with traffic-free cycle routes. An Exeter Cycle map is available to dowload from the Cycle Devon website. Please see the University's Sustainability website for more information on campus facilities for cyclists, including cycle parking.

By rail
Exeter St Davids – Principal station with direct mainline services from London Paddington, Bristol, Plymouth, etc.  Please use bus service H for onward travel to St Luke's Campus. 
Exeter Central - Branch line services from local stations and North Devon, Torbay/Teignbridge and East Devon, plus the South West Trains service from London Waterloo.   Please use bus services D or H for onward travel to St Luke's Campus.

Please see National Rail Enquiries for further information and train times (03457 48 49 5044/overseas: +44 (0) 20 7278 5240/textphone: 0345 60 50 600).

By bus/coach
The St Luke's Campus is served by the D and H bus routes. The D bus route includes Digby, St Luke’s Campus, the City Centre and Streatham Campus. The H bus route includes the RD&E Wonford site, St Luke’s Campus, the City Centre, St David’s station, Cowley Bridge and Streatham Campus (download the D and H Bus Timetable PDF here).

For travel into Exeter:

  • Stagecoach South West (+44  (0) 1392 427 711) is the main bus operator for the surrounding area; information on their services can be found here.
  • Other bus and coach companies serving the Exeter area include: National Express coaches (+44 (0) 871 781 8181), Megabus (+44 (0) 900 1600 900), First Bus (+44 (0) 1752 967 800) and Country Bus (+44 (0) 01626 833664).

By car
The M4/M5 links Exeter directly to London, the Midlands, South Wales and the North including Scotland. The average journey time from either London or the Midlands is 3 hours. Detailed directions to St Luke's Campus by car can be found here.

Please note that the designated visitor pay-and-display parking area at St Luke’s Campus consists of merely a handful of spaces.  This area, shown here, can be found off College Road, on the right hand side travelling towards Heavitree Road about 50 yards from the junction.  The entrance is concealed and the gateway very narrow; please exercise extreme caution when driving into or out of this area.

An interactive map showing the public pay-and-display car parks in Exeter can be found here, the nearest ones to the campus being The Triangle and Magdalen Road.  Alternatively, for visits of less than 2 hours' duration, on-street pay-and-display parking is available in the following roads in the vicinity of the campus: College Road; Spicer Road; Denmark Road; Athelstan Road; Barnfield Hill.  Please observe the distinction between resident-only spaces and public spaces if parking in one of these areas.

Staff car park - For visits of longer than 4 hours' duration only, and with sufficient notice, PenCLAHRC may be able to provide a guest parking permit for use in the staff car park located at the Magdalen Road entrance; please contact the member of staff you are visiting to enquire about this in advance.  SatNav users should enter postcode EX1 4TE for the staff car park; please also see the campus mapPlease be aware when planning your trip that the staff car park is often filled to capacity by as early as 9 a.m. in term time; we regret that we are unable to reserve spaces for visitors as a matter of course.

Blue badge holders may park in any available space in the staff car park without a permit, with the exception of the designated car share spaces (marked in blue with "+2") prior to 9:30 a.m.  A list of the accessible spaces available on campus can be found here. Please ensure that your badge is clearly displayed.

By air
Direct flights operate into Exeter from Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam, Geneva and airports in the United Kingdom including Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guernsey, Jersey, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and St Marys.

Further information is available from the Exeter International Airport website.

Access to South Cloisters

South Cloisters is marked no. 11 on the St Luke's campus map. Visitors may enter the building through the revolving door or by pressing the entry button for the automatic doors at the main entrance.  Access to the research group office suites requires a University of Exeter Medical School swipe card; if you do not have a card, please ensure that you have contact details for the person you are visiting in order to notify them of your arrival.  If you do not have access to a mobile phone, please visit the Information Point ("Info at St Luke's") located on the gorund floor of South Cloisters and ask the staff there to ring through to the relevant colleague.    A seating area and toilet facilities are available in the atria of each floor.

Upcoming Events


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Searching and Review Clinic

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