Lying a few hundred yards from Warwick Castle, it retains its historic charm and character, offering a range of elegant hospitality suites and private boxes catering for parties from 10 to 80 guests - all with closed circuit television and Tote facilities and all with balconies overlooking the racecourse. Warwick enjoys a full racing calendar all year round with meetings taking place on weekdays and weekends, afternoons and evenings. The racecourse can offer both corporate clients and group organisers a wide range of options from hospitality and sponsorship on race day's to conference and event facilties throughout the year. The facilities at the course are renowned for comfort and luxury and are constantly being upgraded to meet the needs of our clients. We look forward to welcoming you to Warwick Racecourse.
There has been a fortification of some description on this site since 914. The earliest military strategist to make use of the area's defensive features was Ethelfleda, daughter of Alfred the Great. It was originally built to protect the small hill top settlement of Warwick from Danish invaders threatening Mercia, the central Anglo-Saxon kingdom. It was William the Conqueror who built the first true castle here, building a motte (from the French word for moat) and bailey fort here in 1068. William appointed one of his followers, Henry de Beaumont as Castellan. At some point during this stewardship, de Beaumont changed his name to de Newburgh, and five of his descendants duly followed in their forefathers' footsteps. The Castle continued to be passed through noble families until 1978, when it was purchased from Lord Brooke by the Tussauds group.
Located in central England, the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre is within easy access of the whole of Britain via the transport network.mVersatile and Flexible, 1,645 m2 of ground floor space, 312 acre paddock area adjoining the main hall, Ample parking facilities, Mezzanine restaurant seating 200 visitors with a licenced bar, Exclusive use, Multi purpose unique venue. Endless opportunities for indoor and outdoor events, Extensive and flexible facilities, Central location with excellent road and rail links, Experienced support team, Professional and individual approach. The Warwickshire Exhibition Centre is already attracting considerable interest and organisers are becoming aware of the many advantages we have over our competitors. Growth is set to continue and with the continuous improvement works planned, the venue offers exciting opportunities for organisers.
Stoneleigh Park has two purpose-built fully serviced, high-quality exhibition halls totalling 7,852sq m. In addition, the venue offers 12,000sq m of low-cost covered display space, a variety of conference rooms for up to 6,000 delegates, over 250 acres of serviced outdoor events space and a 58-room on-site hotel. The purpose built exhibition space provides a backdrop for trade and public exhibitions, corporate events and product launches, while the diverse conference complex offers organisers a choice of facilities with exceptional access suitable for the most diverse event. Recent events include, Institute of Videographers, Concord Auction, DHL launch, Coach and Tourism.
Our Golf Club is famous for its friendliness and hospitality as well as having one of the great golf courses in the area. The 18 hole scenic parkland course, at 6400 yards off the white (back) tees, and with an SSS of 71, provides good challenges for low handicap golfers without unfairly penalising or intimidating everyone else. Testament to this, and to the excellent bar and restaurant facilities available, is our ever increasing popularity with visiting societies as well as regular requests to host major amateur competitions such as The Midlands Open and Inter County matches.
Coventry Golf Course has become one of the most attractive inland courses and provides an exciting challenge to all golfers with its gently undulating parkland course of 6601 yards in length with a par and SSS of 73, made up of 5 par 5's, 9 par 4's and 4 par 3's. We welcome visitors Monday to Friday, and Society and Corporate groups on Wednesdays and Thursdays, to play on our beautiful and challenging course. Today the course can boast a large number and varied type of trees. This 'green' policy owes much to the foresight of the then Professional Norman Roffe. The many groups of Fir and Silver Birch were planted in 1960, together with Cherries, Whitebeam, Chesnut and young Beech many of which were donated by individual members.
Stratford Oaks Golf Club features an 18 hole, par71 course which is ten years old. It is surrounded by protected conservation woodland which adds to the beauty and tranquility of the location. The course was designed by the prominent golf course architect Howard Swann, and features many trademarks, including some magnificent water hazards and USPGA specification greens, whilst the magnificently renovated driving range, which includes mirrors and heated bays, offers possibly the best practice facilities in the area. The new clubhouse and restaurant have been designed with an emphasis on providing a comfortable, welcoming and friendly atmosphere for you to enjoy both before and after your game.
Are you looking for a course to hold a society day or to just go and play? Or do you simply want to enjoy a weekend break close to home? Then, if you haven't yet tried it, book now at Ingon Manor Golf and Country Club. Ingon Manor is in a delightful corner of Warwickshire situated between the historic towns of Warwick and Stratford Upon Avon, just far enough away from the bustle to give you peace and tranquility. The highly acclaimed country house hotel, set within 171 glorious acres of the Welcombe Hills. Come and play our 18 hole, par 73, 6575 yard championship golf course. Large Practice Area allows Golfers to practice all Shots from bunker play to Drives.
Coventry is an evolving and innovative university with a growing reputation for excellence in education. Independent surveys show that we provide a caring and supportive environment, enriched by a unique blend of academic expertise and practical experience. Three words set us apart - employability, enterprise and entrepreneurship. Coventry University was 'Highly Commended' in the Entrepreneurial University of the Year category at the Times Higher Awards 2008.
Stratford Business Services, the business division of Stratford-upon-Avon College, offers a wide range of opportunities for local, national and international organisations to improve their performance and profitability through professional training, tuition and business support services.
The "Man of the Millennium" William Shakespeare, was born in 1564 in the half-timbered house in Henley Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon. This is where the young William spent his child-hood and is believed to have been educated at the local grammar school. Entrance to the Birthplace, is through The Shakespeare Centre further up Henley Street. Here in the visitor centre, you will find an exciting new exhibition about the life and background of Shakespeare, following his life and work from his birth in 1564 to the time of his death in 1616. There are specially constructed scenes, sound effects, original artefacts and books; there is also a scale model of Shakespeare's Globe.
The Golf and Country Club is situated at the heart of the Warwickshire countryside, yet is only a short drive from the M40 and M42 motorways, and just 15 minutes from Birmingham International Airport and the National Exhibition Centre. Opened in 1994, the golf course has matured well, and has recently undergone significant improvements with the addition of new tees and water features. The par 73 course can be played at varying lengths up to the full championship measurement of approximately 6900 yards, and is complemented by a par 3 academy course, that is popular with beginners and juniors.
Stratford-upon-Avon College is just a ten minute walk from the centre of the famous Stratford-upon-Avon. Situated on one campus, the college attracts many students from the UK and abroad. The college offers students the opportunity to study in a safe, friendly environment. Our facilities are excellent and we provide outstanding support for all of our students, through personal tutorial systems, a student welfare office and counselling service.We offer a wide variety of courses ranging from Pre-Entry Level to National Diplomas, A Levels and degree level courses.
Stratford Business Services, the business division of Stratford-upon-Avon College, offers a wide range of apprenticeships across many different subject areas including hospitality and catering, childcare, engineering, construction and many more.
Although the ground is beginning to show its age, it is still an enjoyable place to watch football, as the crowd are close to the playing action. The stadium used to have a large open terrace at one end, this has been replaced by t he East Stand, which is single tiered with a couple of supporting pillars. The other end is a two tiered stand that has an upper shelf that partly overlaps the lower tier. The upper tier has supporting pillars. One side, The North Stand, is a two tiered stand again with some supporting pillars which could obstruct your view. Away supporters are housed in one side of this stand.
Learning Resource Centres (LRC) The Learning Resource Centres provide combined Library and Information Technology facilities for students and staff. LRC facilities include: Internet access on all computers, An 'Electronic Library' of web databases, Over 5000 full text journals online, DVDs, videos and CDs, An extensive collection of books and journals, E-mail, Microsoft Office software, A wide variety of software applications, Free IT user guides, Scanning and CD burning, Printing and photocopying, Study areas to suit group and individual learning
The most romantic of all the Shakespearean properties, is Anne Hathaway's Cottage, which lies in the beautiful hamlet of Shottery, just outside Stratford-Upon-Avon. The cottage can still be reached by the footpaths over the fields, as it was in Shakespeare's time, when he came to court his future wife. This is where Anne Hathaway spent her childhood and youth, until at the age of eighteen, William Shakespeare and Anne were married in 1582. Today it is called a cottage, but in the sixteenth century it was a substantial farmhouse, known as Hewlands. The cottage was owned, and lived in by the Hathaway family and their descendants, until the late nineteenth century, when it was purchased by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.