Trains to End of the Road Festival

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Any music fan will tell you that nothing beats the sound of live music, especially when it’s being performed by some of your favourite artists. If you’re a fan of independent rock and folk music and have a passion for supporting smaller local artists, then End of the Road Festival is the perfect festival for you.

Located in the scenic Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset, amongst a number of beautiful art installations and decorated spaces, End of the Road Festival is a truly charming family festival that can be enjoyed by audiences young and old. Since there are no VIP areas, it’s possible that you may come across a musician or two in the crowd watching the other shows - something that doesn’t usually happen in UK music festivals!

Read on to find out more about End of the Road Festival, including how to get there and things to do while you’re there.

Where is End of the Road Festival?

End of the Road Festival is hosted at the Larmer Tree Gardens, near Blandford, on the border of north Dorset and Wiltshire.

How do I get to End of the Road Festival?

Travelling by train

The nearest train station to End of the Road Festival is Salisbury, with popular routes including Basingstoke, Andover, Woking and Exeter St Davids.

If you arrive at the station on a Thursday or a Friday, there are both National Coaches and Shuttle Bus services that will take you direct to the festival site as well as providing room for any luggage and camping gear. The same coaches will be available to take you back to the station on Monday. Alternatively, jump in a taxi to the festival, which will take just over half an hour.

London to End of the Road Festival

It’s easy to get to End of the Road Festival from London. You can catch the train from London Waterloo to Salisbury, which stops off at Clapham Junction. The journey from London Waterloo takes around an hour and a half.

Explore our flexible range of ticket types to find the right one for your journey. Get cheap train tickets to End of the Road Festival by going off-peak, and if you have a Railcard or you’re travelling in a group, you can get further discounts.

Things to do at End of the Road Festival

Starting as an idea between two music-loving friends, End of the Road made its debut back in 2006—and thanks to its relaxed and friendly atmosphere, it now sells out in advance every year without fail. Taking place over four days in the first week of September, this festival guarantees you a weekend of quality entertainment and raw talent.

From the incredible music events to hilarious comedy acts, there’s so much to do at End of the Road Festival. It’s no surprise that tickets for this fun-packed weekend sell out fast every year, so make sure you book well in advance.

Line up and music

The End of the Road line up is undoubtedly one of the main attractions that keeps festivalgoers coming back year after year. End of the Road doesn’t just showcase one particular style of music, it instead focusses on treating the audience to great songwriters with top musical abilities, spanning a wide range of genres.

Throughout your four days at the festival, you can expect to see a mix of independent rock, electro-pop, punk, and folk musicians to name just a few, with a mixture of well-known artists and rising stars. With five main stages to choose from, including areas with comfortable stalls and seating, you’ll be spoilt for choice!


For guaranteed laughs, head to the comedy stage. Many of the incredibly talented comedians that take the mic have previously starred in TV sitcoms and radio shows, so it’s likely that you’ll recognise a few faces!


Grab your popcorn and head to End of the Road’s very own cinema, showing a selection of cult classics, comedies, kids’ films, music documentaries and the latest releases. Perfect for a rainy afternoon or just for putting your feet up.


Enjoy a moment of tranquillity and peace by paying a visit to The Woodland Library, which is nestled in the midst of the ancient trees. Become immersed in the world of literature as you listen to some top authors talk about their latest books. You’re guaranteed to leave feeling inspired.


If you fancy unleashing some creativity, head to The Wonderlands, where you can find a range of exciting workshops for visitors big and small. Choose from workshops like painting, drawing and animation, circus tricks, song writing sessions, yoga and origami.

Wellbeing Healing Area

Amongst the action and excitement, End of the Road have their very own Healing Garden, perfect for winding down and refuelling after a day of entertainment. Here, you will find a dedicated team of practitioners who will help you to soothe your body in preparation for another big day.

Food and drink

With all the fun and excitement that the festival brings, it won’t be long until you start to feel those familiar pangs of hunger. You’re allowed to bring your own food, or alternatively, you can make the most of the delicious food options available at End of the Road.

While the food stalls and trucks change slightly each year, the food at End of the Road is always high quality and locally sourced. Past award-winning food stalls include Le Bao, which was shortlisted for Stall of The Year at the UK Festival Awards 2016, and Made of Dough, an award-winning pizzeria. For a refreshing beverage or alcoholic tipple, visit either Fever Tree Gin Bar or The Cider Bus.

Places to stay in and around End of the Road Festival

Camping is the best way to get the full festival experience, and with four different camping areas to choose from at End of the Road, you can pitch up your tent and enjoy a night under the stars no matter your preferences. Choose between general, family, quiet, and boutique camping areas, as well as a spot for campervans. Make sure you take a look at our top ten festival tips for more camping pointers.

If you don’t fancy camping, you can take your pick from a number of hotels around the area. Those on a budget or travelling with family should check out The Museum Inn, which is a 37-minute walk from the festival grounds. Alternatively, book a stay at The Castleman Hotel and Restaurant, King John’s House or Glebe Farm for a touch of luxury.

End of the Road Festival accessibility

End of the Road Festival aim to provide an accessible environment for all festivalgoers, and are happy to help those with additional needs with anything from getting to the festival, accessing the campsite, finding accessible facilities and more.

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