How to get to ISIS at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
ISIS Neutron and Muon Source Science and Technology Facilities Council Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell Oxford Didcot OX11 0QX United Kingdom
Directions by road
From the A34 (Southbound) - Exit the A34 at the Milton Interchange Junction, the A4130 (A417) exit signposted Milton, Chilton, Didcot and Wantage. At the roundabout take the fourth exit signposted A4130 Wantage, Steventon, Drayton, Harwell. Follow this road for one and a half miles and continue straight on at the Rowstock roundabout onto the A4185. After about two miles turn right at the roundabout onto Fermi Avenue (signposted Harwell Business Centre, RAL, NRPB). Go straight across two mini roundabouts and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory can be found on the left hand side after the Diamond Light Source building.
From the A34 (Northbound) - Exit the A34 at Chilton Junction, branch left (signposted, Wantage), then merge onto the A4185. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit (signposted Harwell Business Centre, RAL, NRPB). Go straight across two mini roundabouts and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory can be found on the left hand side after the Diamond Light Source building.
From Heathrow Airport - Take the M4 motorway towards Slough, Reading and the West. Continue as far as junction 13 and then head North for about 8 miles on the A34 towards Oxford and follow the A34 directions given above.
From Gatwick Airport - Take the M23 to London and Guildford. At junction 7/8 join the M25 to Heathrow and Watford. At junction 15, take the M4 towards Slough, Reading and the West, and continue to junction 13. Head North for about 8 miles on the A34 towards Oxford and follow the A34 directions given above.
ISIS is six miles south-west of Didcot Parkway station, less than 60 minutes journey from London Paddington. Didcot also provides connections to Birmingham, the West of England and South Wales. Taxis are available from the station and buses leave from the station forecourt to the laboratory.
ISIS is well connected to the national bridleway network, and is situated in the heart of downland race horse training territory. Unfortunately, there are no facilties available on the campus for stabling your horse, but nearby Chilton and Blewbury villages have stabling facilities.
Culham village on the River Thames is the closest point on the canal and river network to ISIS. The Kennet & Avon Canal passes through Reading and Newbury, whilst the Oxford Canal joins the Thames with the Midlands, and flows from Oxford through Abingdon, Wallingford, Reading and London.