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Combe Down


Combe Down is a village suburb that sits on a ridge above and about 1.5 miles to the south of Bath city centre. It is generally a quiet and friendly area to live, though North Road can be a bit noisy. The area is residential but away from the city centre, enjoying more green spaces than other areas.


Accommodation is mainly semi-detached or terraced houses, many with gardens.


The area is popular with students who attend the University of Bath and has a range of local amenities. Bradford Road contains a stretch of shops and local amenities including a Sports Partnership at Glasshouse Field where there is rugby and football. Also, near the Village Green, Firs Field there is The Avenue which has a convenience store, gallery, deli and newsagent. There are local pubs within walking distance and a rugby union and cricket club. There is also a church as well as a GP surgery and dentist.


Student comment:


"I have always lived in Combe Down, since 2007. The area is quiet, refined and respectable but reduced in student population. There are 2 atmospheric and welcoming pubs plus a small co-op, which has always been adequate for basic amenities. However the big benefit of Combe Down is its proximity to the University of Bath. It’s a 30 min flat rural walk or 10mins by bicycle. If you are a keen cyclist then town is less than 5 mins away by bicycle! A reliable bus service does operate serving the university and town. But peak buses can be cramped and expensive without a pass".


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