R A C I N G  L O T U S · F I L M  F E S T I V A L

NOVEMBER 13/14 2010

Plan your visit

The Racing Lotus Film Festival will take place at Eynsham Hall, a Grade II listed manor house set in the heart of Oxfordshire, in a large expanse of beautiful gardens and parkland.

Where to stay

Eynsham Hall

If you don't want to have to go too far after the dinner, Eynsham Hall is offering visitors to the Festival special room rates. Just mention the Festival when booking in order to claim your discount.

There are two different areas of accommodation.

The Main Hall bedrooms are located within the Hall itself, tend to be larger and of a superior quality and some feature stunning views across the parkland.

The Eynsham Lodge and Eynsham Court rooms are used mainly to house delegates attending conferences at the Hall. As such, they are quite small, feature showers rather than a bath and a compact double bed. If you are travelling alone, they will be fine but if you are travelling as a couple, we would recommend booking a room in the Main Hall.

We have negotiated special rates for Festival visitors, which include VAT and a full English breakfast, as follows:

Main Hall

Single room: £70 for the first night and £30 for a second night

Double room: £95 for the first night and £60 for a second night

Eynsham Lodge/Court

Single room: £60 for the first night and £30 for a second night.

Double room: £80 for the first night and £60 for a second night.

To book your accommodation at Eynsham Hall, please telephone 01993 885200.

Staying elsewhere

If you would prefer not to stay at Eynsham Hall, or it is fully booked, our venue is on the edge of the Cotswolds and therefore there is a good choice of places to stay within easy driving distance.

We can recommend The Fleece in Witney. It has ten rooms for double or single occupancy. To book please call 01993 892270.

For more information about other accommodation, please go to the Oxfordshire Cotswolds website.

Getting there

If you are coming by car, you can download directions with a map here.

The Hall has plentiful, free, parking for several hundred cars.

If you are coming by public transport, the nearest mainline station is Oxford, from which you can get a connection to Hanborough Station.

The number 11 bus service, operated by Stagecoach, operates between Oxford and Witney, so if you catch the train to Oxford, it is possible to take this service from Oxford to North Leigh (the nearest stop to Eynsham Hall). This service passes the gates of Eynsham Hall and generally, if asked nicely, the driver can make additional stops, so it should be possible to be dropped close to the Hall gates. The 9.15am departure from Oxford gets to North Leigh for 10.00am. However, this service only runs on Saturdays, so if you are wishing to attend the Festival on Sunday you will have to make other arrangements.

Similarly, if you are travelling to Hanborough station, you can connect with the number 242 bus service, also operated by Stagecoach between Woodstock and Witney. This stops at Hanborough station. The 9.17am service arrives in North Leigh at 9.31am and once again the driver should be prepared to stop close to the gates of the Hall if asked politely!

The other alternative is to take the number 100 service from outside Oxford station to Witney and then a taxi from Witney to Eynsham Hall, a journey of only a few miles.

If you are travelling from abroad, Eynsham Hall is approximately one and a half hours from Birmingham, Heathrow and Luton airports, depending on the time of day you are making your journey.

Surrounding attractions

Witney is a thriving market town and is only three miles from Eynsham Hall. It has many shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a small museum.

The picturesque town of Burford is regarded as the gateway to the Cotswolds and is only 11 miles from the Hall, featuring many shops and pubs.

Woodstock, six miles from the Hall, is also worth a visit.

For shopping, Oxford, eight miles away, offers an excellent choice of stores, as well as the Covered Market and there are plenty of other attractions including the Universities and the Ashmolean museum.

Slightly further afield, the renowned Bicester Village designer outlet shopping venue is less than 20 miles away.

Blenheim Palace, home to the 11th Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and featuring 2,100 acres of parkland landscaped by Capability Brown is just six miles away.

Sir Winston Churchill is buried in the churchyard at St. Martins in Bladon, near Woodstock.

The Oxford Bus Museum, with over 50 vehicles on display, is located in Long Hanborough, three miles from the Hall and is open every Sunday.