Travel & Accommodation

The 2017 AFO Conference was held at Ettington Chase, Banbury Road, Ettington, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7NZ. 

Right in the heart of England, Ettington Chase is easily accessible by air, rail or car, with the famous and historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon just 7 miles away.

Ettington Chase Conference Centre 

Alternative Accommodation:

Ettington Park Hotel, CV37 8BS (10 mins drive from Ettington Chase)

Further afield in Stratford-upon-Avon (approx 7 miles away)
Premier Inn, Stratford-Upon-Avon Central, CV37 6UQ
Premier Inn, Stratford-Upon-Avon Waterways, CV37 0AW
Crowne Plaza, CV37 6YR
The White Swan Hotel, CV37 6NH
The Arden Hotel, CV37 6BE

Plus a mixture of bed and breakfasts. For details of other nearby accommodation options visit

Directions by Rail:
Nearest station: Stratford-upon-Avon station. This station is 7 miles away and has some direct links and connections from Leamington and Birmingham.
The best mainline station is Warwick Parkway with regular connections to Birmingham or London Marylebone, Ettington Chase is then 12 miles or 20 minutes from Warwick Parkway station.

Directions by Car:
From Junction 15, the M40 North
Leave the M40 at junction 15 and take the fourth exit signed for A429 Cirencester
Travel for nine miles following the signs for Wellesbourne and turning left towards Stow, still on the A429
At the next island turn left onto the A422 signed for Banbury and Ettington
Continue through Ettington Village and you will find Ettington Chase on the right
Ettington Chase is just 10 miles and 15 minutes from Junction 15

From Junction 11, the M40 South
Leave the M40 at junction 11 and take the first exit signed for Banbury and the A422
Continue on the A422 following the signs for Drayton, Wroxton and Stratford-upon-Avon
When you reach Ettington Village, you’ll find Ettington Chase on the left
Ettington Chase is just 15 miles and 25 minutes from Junction 11

From Junction 17 of the M1 South East
Leave the M1 at junction 17 for the M45 which continues into the A45 dual carriageway towards Coventry
At the second roundabout, turn left along the B4455 (Fosse Way) towards Cirencester, passing through Stretton-on-Dunsmore
Continue along the B4455 until the junction with the A422, taking the right turn signed Stratford and Ettington
Ettington Chase is directly on your left, approximately 20 miles away and 30 minutes’ drive from the M45.

Parking is extensive and free for guests of the hotel, conference venue and leisure club.