Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre
Originally built in 1831 as the hunting lodge and family retreat of the Duke of Sutherland, Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre is set in spectacular and secluded surroundings, and is a flagship residential training centre and award winning National Centre of Excellence for many of the UK's top sportsmen and women. There are good number of modern training halls and facilities, fantastic restaurant and bar for delegates to relax and recoup after a long day of fulfilling activities and training.
Guests can enjoy gentle stroll or practise Tai Chi and Qigong in the beautiful and mind soothing gardens and woodland, to replenish their energy, invigorate their body and re-energise their mind. Being surrounded by beautiful scenery, lovely architecture and fresh air, It is a perfect location for a Tai Chi and Qigong retreat.
Lilleshall is one of the UK’s National Sports Centres, training grounds and centres of excellence for the country’s leading sportsmen and women. Many of the sports facilities are open to the local community and the Centre also provides a fabulous setting for Weddings, Conferences, Team Building events and other Celebrations.
The Centre’s accreditations include Hospitality Assured Premier Status and Visit England 4* Campus Style Accommodation. This year Lilleshall has been rated ‘outstanding’ after completing the toughest assessment offered by Quest, Sport England’s leading national quality scheme.
Lilleshall, along with Bisham Abbey are the first national centres in the country to achieve an ‘outstanding’ rating, placing them in the top 1% of best managed leisure facilities in the UK. Quest is the best-known improvement program within the leisure industry, it’s rigorous assessments challenge even the very best centres. Having previously been rated ‘excellent’ by Quest in 2015, both Lilleshall and Bisham were able to qualify for a ‘Stretch’ assessment. To achieve this top award, the centres went through a rigorous two-days, which involved a review of general practices on site, such as Health & Safety; interviews with employees, customers, partners and National Governing Bodies of sports (NGBs); plus a mystery visit.
As well as a range of world class facilities available for use, including squash courts and a fitness gym, the Centre has two walking routes; the 2.5 mile Discovery Trail and the 6 mile Adventure Fitness Trail. Work is also underway on a nature trail which is due to be open in the Summer.
Queens Cafe Bar is open from 7:30am - 11:00pm serving a selection of hot and cold food and drinks.
With its unique and rich heritage and commitment to providing a World Class Experience, Lilleshall is a certainly a place where you can wake up and feel inspired.
The historic market town of Newport where you will find many independent shops, pubs and restaurants is approximately 4 miles away. Telford, with its many tourist attractions, shopping centre, cafes, bars, restaurants and cinemas, is within a 15 minute drive.
The towns of Stafford,Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury are all within a 25 minute drive.
Lilleshall is easily accessible by good road and motorway networks and is just 2 miles from the A41, 4 miles from the A5, 7 miles from Junction 3 of the M54 and 12 miles from Junction 10 of the M6. Mainline railway stations with links to London and the rest of the UK are within a 15 minute drive.
Other local attractions include Weston Park, Ironbridge Gorge and Museums, Hoo Farm, Telford Town Park and Wonderland, The Wrekin, RAF Museum Cosford, Telford Ski Centre and Telford International Centre
Three purpose built accommodation blocks have a mix of single, shared and en-suite rooms.
Each room is well equipped for study based courses and ten rooms have been specially adapted for disabled guests. All the rooms have modern televisions and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. Wireless internet access is available at the Centre*.
Note: Supplement free single rooms are now fully booked and only twin sharing is available. However, there may be single room available near the date, which again will be allocated to early bookers on a first come first serve basis.
Due to limited availability of rooms on site, we can only reserve lodging for particpants signing up for the whole weekend.
For individual nights, we suggest Premier Inns on Stafford Rd, Newport TF10 9BY or Donnington Wood Way, Donnington, Telford TF2 8HH, they are about 4-5 miles from the venue. Premier inns or wolverhampton university campus hotel in Telford is only about 8-10 miles away.
P.S Pictures of rooms are for reference only and actual condition of the accommodation may vary. Images are at the courtesy of the Lilleshall website and copyright belongs to Lilleshall National Sports centre.
Lilleshall与Bisham Abbey是英国第一个获得“优秀”评级的国家级中心，它们名列为英国最佳管理型休闲设施的前十位。Quest是休闲行业最著名的改进计划方案，它严格的评估甚至挑战着即使是最好的中心。Lilleshall和Bisham在2015年被Quest评为“优秀”之后都有资格参加“扩展”评估。为了实现这一最高奖项，这些中心严格的两天在通过了涉及到现场的一般实践，如健康与安全; 与员工，客户，合作伙伴和国家管理机构（NGBs）的访谈及一次神秘的访问。