Conference venue: Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor, UK
Originally a private residence dating to the 14th Century, Beaumont House became a Jesuit boarding school for boys in 1861, and is now, a luxurious hotel and conference centre set in 16 hectares of beautiful grounds. Located close to the historic town of Windsor with its royal Castle, the river Thames and Wentworth golf course, the Beaumont Estate has convenient transport links: just 7 miles from Heathrow Airport, a few minutes from the motorway network (M4 and M25) and fast trains between London and nearby Egham.
For more information: http://www.beaumont-estate-windsor.co.uk
Windsor is a charming historic town just 20 miles from the centre of London. Famed for its royal residence of Windsor Castle, there has been a castle in Windsor for almost 1000 years since William the Conqueror built a timber motte and bailey structure shortly after the Norman conquest in 1066. The changing of the guard at Windsor Castle is a daily spectacle to be enjoyed.
The river Thames runs at the foot of the Castle, and acts as a boundary between Windsor and the smaller town of Eton, home to the famous Eton College which has educated many of the UK’s prime ministers.
Formerly a private hunting ground of Windsor Castle, Windsor Great Park is a 20 km2 deer park to the south of the town. Owned and managed by the Crown Estate the Great Park is largely open to the public and has many fine examples of gardens, parkland and woodland available to explore. Other nearby attractions include Windsor and Ascot horse racing courses, Wentworth golf course and Legoland.
Windsor has many unique shops and a number of good restaurants. There are fine examples of historic English architecture including the Guildhall which was built by Sir Christopher Wren.
More information can be found at the local tourist office: http://www.windsor.gov.uk/.