Accommodation and facilities
The 16th Century Madingley Hall was rented by Queen Victoria in the 1860s as a residence for the then Prince of Wales when he was an undergraduate at Cambridge University. Madingley Hall is set in landscaped grounds of over seven acres.
All bedrooms have en suite facilities and are equipped with telephones and internet connections but there are no alarm clocks or hairdryers so you may wish to bring your own. Please note that Madingley Hall does not accept payment by AMEX or Diners Card.
Meals will be served in the historic dining room, and the main sessions will be held in the Saloon. There is a common room, where newspapers are provided, and a bar-lounge. Office facilities are available, including a fax and message service.
Directions to Madingley
Travelling by rail
Frequent, fast trains run to Cambridge from London's King's Cross and Liverpool Street and there are good cross-country links from many other parts of the UK. Cambridge Station is 20 minutes from Madingley Hall by taxi.
Travelling by coach
National Express run regular coach services from London Victoria and other destinations to the Cambridge Bus Station on Drummer Street. There are also regular coach services to London airports. Cambridge Bus Station is 20 minutes from Madingley Hall by taxi.
Travelling by car
Madingley Hall is situated 3 miles west of Cambridge, and is easily accessible from the M11, the A14 and the A1. By car, central London is about 90 minutes away.
From the North (via A1): leave the A14 for Dry Drayton, just after Bar Hill. In Dry Drayton, turn left just before the church. At the T-junction in Madingley turn right. After 100 yards, the Hall is on the left.
From Newmarket and the East (via A14): leave the Cambridge northern by-pass on the slip-road leading to the M11/A1307/A14 –signed Huntingdon A14. Immediately after re-joining the A14 fork left for Madingley village. Pass the Three Horseshoes public house on the left. After 100 yards find the Hall gates on the right, opposite a left turn to Cambridge.
From the South (via M11): leave M11 at junction 13 signed Bedford & Cambridge (A428/A1303). Turn left towards Bedford (A428). 250 yards on, turn right into Madingley. In just over a mile come to a T-junction with the Hall gates in front.
From the West (via A428): after the Dry Drayton-Hardwick roundabout, the single carriageway becomes a dual carriageway. Half a mile on, take the slip road on the left signed Cambridge and Madingley. At the roundabout turn left for Madingley. The Hall gates are on the left, opposite the road signposted for Cambridge.
There is ample car-parking space at the Hall. Cars may be left in front of the main Hall during registration, but should then be taken to the car park.
Travelling by air
The nearest airport is London Stansted, 30 minutes from Cambridge by car, with many services to many UK and European destinations. It is connected to Cambridge by a good rail link. Regular bus services operate between Cambridge and Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports. Cambridge is 20 minutes from Madingley Hall by taxi.