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Beeston is easy to reach by car / road from all directions, north, south, east and west.
From the Northbound or Southbound M1 - Follow signs for Nottingham on the M1 motorway, then at junction number 25, join the A52 eastbound towards Nottingham city centre. The A52 passes the northern edge of Beeston, and you can exit the A52 at various points to head into the town centre - we recommend continuing straight on at the 'Bramcote Island', a large roundabout with traffic lights, then pass Bramcote Leisure Centre on your left, with plenty of time to move into the right hand lane of the dual carriageway. When the Nurseryman Pub is on your right hand side, turn right at the traffic lights, signposted Beeston. Should you miss this turn, go around and head back along the A52 again using the large roundabout where The Priory Pub is a useful landmark [this roundabout is known locally as the Priory Island].
Alternatively, exit the M1 at junction 26 and follow the ring road heading south to Wollaton, or the sign-posts to Stapleford and Beeston. Continue to follow the signs to Beeston until you arrive at your destination.
From the east of Nottingham - The A52 forms part of Nottingham's ring road. Follow this around the southern edge of Nottingham until you see the sign posts for Beeston. You can enter Beeston either via University Boulevard, or if you miss this turn, take a left turn at the next junction [sign posted to Derby, A52] and you will reach The Priory roundabout referred to above.
From the centre of Nottingham - the easiest way to find Beeston is to follow the signs for the A52 to Derby. This will eventually bring you to The Priory and Nurseryman pub [landmarks referred to above]. Alternatively, from Nottingham Station you can head towards the Riverside Retail Park, continuing past the retail park on your right hand side, to the roundabout. Turn right, proceed up the slip road onto the A52 back towards Nottingham for one junction, then turn left down University Boulevard.
From Derby [the west] - The A52 links Derby and Beeston. Follow this road, which circles around the north of Beeston, then follow directions above.
From Long Eaton (Queens Road A6005) - Follow signs for Nottingham and you should pass through Toton (and the industrial estate with Chetwynd Barracks to the left and large stores such as TK Max, Sports Direct and Halfords together with a McDonalds drive-through restaurant and the Village Hotel on your right hand side) on the A6005. As you pass Chilwell and enter Beeston the A6005 becomes known as Queens Road. The first crossroads that you reach offers a right hand turn to the train station in Beeston (and Beeston Rylands) or a left hand turn into the town centre. Take the left hand lane and turn left, away from the railway station with the Co-Op Supermarket now behind you.
At the next crossroads (pictured, right hand side of this page) you will be able to turn right to park in the Tesco car park, left to go around past the War Memorial and onto the High Road (connects Beeston and Chilwell, with many excellent independently owned shops to be found), or straight on to pass through the town centre. Just on the other side of the town centre you will find a right hand turn (just before the Cricketer's Pub with the Commercial Inn opposite) into the Sainsbury's Supermarket car park - also a good place for petrol.
The pictures here show the 'Tesco' Crossroads in Beeston town centre, before the supermarket was built (on the left hand side) and after the supermarket was built as it looks today, on the right hand side of this page (above, right). Click on the two crossroads pictures for larger versions of the images.
Beeston has a mainline railway station, and there are regular train services providing links with the rest of the East Midlands and beyond.
There is an hourly service from London St Pancras as far as Nottingham or Sheffield.
Trains also run regularly from Cardiff, Birmingham and Derby to Nottingham or Skegness.
PlusBus tickets are available on trains to Beeston for £1.60 these allow unlimited bus travel in the area.
To get to Station Road, which runs directly into Beeston town centre, simply head up the steps from either platform [there are only two platforms at Beeston Station].
If you turn left at the top of the steps and walk for around 8-10 minutes, you will find yourself in the centre of Beeston. On the way to you should find the pictures on this page provide good points of reference [try printing this page before you travel].
Alternatively, turning right at the top of the steps leading up from the platform will take you to Beeston Rylands [a residential part of town] and to the canal, Beeston Lock and Beeston Marina.
National Express coaches do not stop in Beeston. However, if you are travelling to the Nottingham area by coach, there are regular connections into Beeston from Nottingham's main Bus Station at the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre.
Because Beeston is a fairly small town, all parts of town are within walking distance. However, the most practical way to navigate areas slightly further afield is by bus.
Local Bus Services
Beeston Bus Station is located off Station Road in the centre of town. The main bus services available from Beeston Bus Station are:
All services except the N5 cost about £1.50 for a single trip and correct change is required [although the Indigo/Rainbow 5 bus drivers will give change]. The cost from Nottingham to Beeston on the N5 [Friday and Saturday nights late bus] is £3.50 per person.
Other bus services available are your17 - operated by Premiere and running from Nottingham to Beeston, Attenborough, Toton Villages and Stapleford. The number 228 and 229 buses are operated by Doyles of Ripley, and run from the North of Broxtowe Borough to Beeston via the QMC.
Nottingham East Midlands Airport is 13 miles from Beeston. Indigo buses run regularly between the airport and Beeston, the journey taking approximately 50 minutes. The regular Skylink bus from the airport to Nottingham is also a useful connection for people arriving without their own transport.
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Most of the bus service information above was kindly provided by Anthony at Nottingham City Transport, and this page was recently updated by Andy Robinson [Editor of Beeston.biz] and website reader Peter, who recommends the following website - Nottingham City Transport
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