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Transportation and Hotels

Transportation

The UCRA-2022 will be held in the Woodland Grange hotel located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

The conference venue is a short distance from both Leamington Spa and Warwick train stations. The Leamington Spa train station is easily accessible from the Birmingham International train station (23 min, prices from £8.70 one way) and from the London Marylebone train station (about 1h 20 min on average). When travelling from Birmingham International, it may be faster to take an intercity train to Coventry (travel time is 10 min) and then transfer to another train at Coventry rather than to wait for a direct service.

The Birmingham International train station is directly connected to the Birmingham International Airport by the free 'Air-Rail Link' people mover. The Air-Rail Link takes two minutes to get to the train station from the terminal.

The Birmingham International (BHX) has several daily flights to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS), Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Frankfurt (FRA), Istanbul (IST), and Dubai International (DXB) airports and we recommend to consider a connection at one of these airports when you plan your travel to the Birmingham airport.

During the conference we advise you to stay in a hotel either in Leamington Spa or in Kenilworth. These hotels have a convenient connection by bus 11 to the conference venue. The travel time is approximately 7-10 min. Bus 11 goes every 10-15 minutes from Coventry via Warwick University to Kenilworth and Leamington. The bus stop Blackdown Crossroads is located at the distance of 150 meters from the conference venue.

More information and bus timetable can be found at nxbus.co.uk/coventry/services-timetables/11-coventry-leamington-spa

Train timetable and tickets portal can be found at www.thetrainline.co.uk

Hotels

For PhD students and post-docs we recommend to consider the following hotels:

The Abbey Field By Greene King Inns

1. The Abbey Field By Greene King Inns

High Street, Kenilworth, CV8 1LZ

offers accommodation in the vicinity of the 68-acre Abbey Fields Park. Kenilworth's ruined castle is 0.6 km away. The hotel is located just off The Gatehouse, in the centre of Kenilworth. There are 31 rooms featured with an iron, coffee/tea making facilities.

The Peacock Townhouse Hotel Kenilworth-Warwick

2. The Peacock Townhouse Hotel Kenilworth-Warwick

149 Warwick Road, Kenilworth, CV8 1HY

The hotel features a restaurant, a cocktail bar and spacious rooms. Free WiFi is available. The property also has a night porter. A hairdryer is provided. Guests will also find tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary bottled water, a room service menu, ironing facilities.

Victoria Park Lodge

3. Victoria Park Lodge

12 Adelaide Rd, Leamington Spa, CV31 3PW

Situated in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa and on the doorstep of some of the towns famous gardens, the hotel hosts 31 en-suite rooms, ranging from singles to three bed family rooms, all with complimentary Wi-Fi.

Woodland Grange

4. Woodland Grange

Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, CV32 6RN

Of course, there is also an option to stay in the conference 4-star hotel.

They wouldn’t be able to match the rates that other hotels in the area are offering but we managed to negotiate a special reduced rate of £85.00 per room per night including full English or continental breakfast. If you are interested in this option please send e-mail to secretary@ucra2022.org and we will provide you a discount code which you can use to book this hotel at a reduced rate.