Welcome to Coventry & Shakespeare’s England

Coventry and Warwickshire, home to rich history, ancient legends such as Lady Godiva, the birthplace of William Shakespeare and an abundance of unique venues. Coventry will be the UK City of Culture 2021 and a host city for the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

We have a huge range of versatile conference venues that can accommodate events of all sizes, budgets and requirements.

As a destination, we are home to some of the biggest industry sectors; the automotive industry, driverless technology and low carbon technology, professional and business services and gaming.

Coombe Abbey, Coventry

Coombe Abbey, Coventry © Conference Coventry and Warwickshire

 

How to get to Coventry & Shakespeare’s England

Located in the heart of the UK, Coventry’s accessibility is unquestionably second to none.  No matter where in the world your delegates are travelling from they will never have far to travel to Coventry.  As a destination, we are superbly linked to all the major towns and cities around the country as we have fantastic air, rail and road connectivity.

Coventry Train Station is on the West Coats mainline with regular train services to all major cities and destinations in the UK. You can get to London in less than an hour from Coventry Train Station and Birmingham Airport is 8 minutes away by train! If you were to travel to Newport Station from Coventry, it would take just 2 hours 23 minutes.

It is not just train which can get you in and out of the city quickly, we are well connected to all major motorway networks such as the M6, M40, M42, M5 and M69, being well connected with these motorways means you can get to or from Birmingham airport in just 16 minutes, we are within a 3 hour drive of 75% of the UK, and you could be at the ICC Wales from Coventry City Centre in under 2 hours (1 hour 55 minutes to be precise)!

Birmingham Airport is the closest international airport to Coventry, which sees flights depart and arrive from all over the world. Heathrow airport is also just 1 hour 40 minutes away by car and 2 hours by train.

Gala dinner at Coventry Cathedral

Gala dinner at Coventry Cathedral © Conference Coventry and Warwickshire

 

Day 1 – Sunday, 19 April 2020

Delegates arriving Sunday 19th April will receive a meet and greet and taken to the award-winning Warwick Conferences.

Based in the heart of the UK Warwick Conferences is located within the world-leading University of Warwick, globally ranked at 62 in the best performing universities and consistently in the UK’s top ten. ‘Pad out words about venue assets’.

Dinner followed by breakfast and a venue familiarisation on Monday morning before joining our European Delegates at the Ricoh Arena.

 

Day 2 – Monday, 20 April 2020

Delegates arriving on Monday 20th April will be taken by coach to the Ricoh Arena and joined by our US Colleagues who arrived on Sunday Evening (Pad out words about assets of the venue).

After a familiarisation of this world-class venue that can accommodates meeting, conferences, exhibitions and large sporting event and concerts, enjoy a delicious lunch followed by a poker masterclass in their on-site casino.

Travel by coach to the Marriott Forest of Arden Country Club (Pad out words about assets of the venue), after viewing their facilities you will receive a gold experience with one of their on-site professionals followed by a sumptuous afternoon tea.

Your final destination will be the truly unique Coombe Abbey Hotel, after checking in and taking some time to relax we will enjoy dinner. 

 

Day 3 – Tuesday, 21 April 2020

After breakfast, enjoy a familiarisation of the venue followed by some Axe Throwing fun at the Go Ape facility on site.  

11:30 Coach travel to Stratford on Avon.   

Lunch in MTC Conferences on Ansty Park.

Guided walking tour of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Avon Boating Tour + free time in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Check in to Hilton Warwick & free time.

Aperitif at Crown Plaza Stratford-upon-Avon.

Dinner at the famous El Greco restaurant Stratford-upon-Avon.

Coach bring you back to Hilton Warwick.

 

Day 4 – Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Breakfast and hotel tour in Hilton Warwick.

Coach trip To Leamington Spa. Guided walking tour of Leamington Spa + free time.

Coach trip to British Motor Museum – guided tour of the museum.

Coach trip to Kenilworth - lunch at Michelin Star restaurant The Cross.

Trip to Wales by Johnsons Coaches.

 

06 Mar 2020(last updated)

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