Training Course Venues

Our public courses are held in hotels across the country. Excel has established a long-term relationship with the course venues to ensure our customers have the very best learning environment for their training.

Being a residential delegate can provide numerous benefits to the overall learning experience.

Our venues are carefully chosen and regularly assessed so our customers have access to comfortable, quiet and convenient venues providing good food and service.

In-house training is also available and all of our training courses can be carried out at customer sites at a time to suit you. If you have three or more delegates interested in a specific training course, in-house training may be a more cost effective option for you. For a proposal, contact the In-house team to discuss your needs and options available.

If you need any help with logistical or hotel arrangements, particularly if you are an international delegate, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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Engineers' House


Engineersí House is an impressive Grade II listed conference venue in Clifton Down, a prestigious suburb of Bristol. The venue is AIM accredited, the industry national standard for quality of service and facilities you can expect to find. Engineers' House offers visitors a free shuttle service - for more details of this see the hotel website.

Engineers' House
The Promenade
Clifton Down, Bristol
Tel: 0117 906 4824
Int: +44 117 906 4824

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Macdonald Ansty Hall


Macdonald Ansty Hall is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Warwickshire, about 6 miles from Nuneaton and just under 20 miles from Birmingham airport. Set in the heart of Shakespear Country, the hotel offers the charm of a historic manor house retreat set in 8 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with golf courses nearby. Guests are able to access free Wifi powered by The Cloud and can relax in The Warwick Bar and Lounge and sample the delightful food in the AA Rosette awarded Shilton Restaurant.

Nr Coventry
Tel: 0844 879 9031
Int: +44 2476 612222

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New Place


De Vere Venues New Place is a wonderful blend of traditional charm and modern comfort set in 32 acres of pristine parkland. Guests stay in the delightful mews quarters located a short distance from the Grade I listed manor house with its impressive facade. With its convenient location and easy access from the M3 and M27, New Place is in an enviable position, surrounded by local attractions and places of interest - places like Portsmouth's historic Dockyard and Marwell Zoo. Facilities include free WiFi, swimming pool and mini gym. New Place is 10 miles from Southampton Airport and 12 miles from Southampton Parkway, the mainline station from London Waterloo.

Shirrell Heath
SO32 2JY
Tel: 0871 222 4814
Fax: 01329 833 259

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The Parsonage Hotel & Spa


The Parsonage Hotel and Spa is set in six acres of beautiful formal gardens and woodland, only a short drive from the historic city of York. Built in the early 1840's the building maintains many of its original features. There is the award winning Lascelles Restaurant, a beautiful Conservatory and elegant Lounges as well as The Cloisters Spa, for added luxury. You can also enjoy a round of golf at the 18 hole Swallow Hall pay & play golf club only 5 minutes drive away.

YO19 6LF
Tel: 01904 720 519
Fax: 01904 728 151

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Hemel Hempstead

The Holiday Inn

Hemel Hempstead

The modern Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead is 300 metres from junction 8 of the M1 motorway, in a rural setting. The hotel is 8 miles from international flights at London Luton Airport with plenty of complimentary parking. Hemel Hempstead rail station is 4 miles away in the town centre, and trains run directly to central London in 30 minutes. There is a health & fitness centre onsite with indoor heated swimming pool.

Breakspear Way
Hemel Hempstead
Tel: 0871 942 9041

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The Macdonald Bear Hotel, Woodstock


Macdonald Bear Hotel is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Oxfordshire. Set in the picturesque village of Woodstock, in what was once a 13th century coaching inn, the hotel combines history and culture with exceptional facilities. With direct access to the historic city of Oxford only 20 minutes away and 50 miles from Heathrow Airport, the hotel offers convenience, peaceful views over the courtyard and stunning period features, as well as free WiFi powered by The Cloud. This charming coaching inn is only a short walk from Blenheim Palace.

Park Street
OX20 1SZ
Tel: 0844 879 9143
Int: +44 1993 811124

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The Golden Valley Hotel


The four-star Thistle Cheltenham Hotel is a contemporary hotel situated in its own landscaped gardens. Located within the peace and beauty of the Cotswolds the hotel is still only a few miles from the famous Cheltenham Racecourse and 10 minutes from the historic Cheltenham Town Centre. The hotel boasts a fully equipped gym, heated indoor swimming pool and outdoor tennis courts. Other facilities include free car parking and free BT WiFi.

Gloucester Road
GL51 0TS
Tel: 0871 376 9013 / +44 845 305 8313
Fax: 0871 376 9113 / +44 845 305 8352

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The Macdonald Portal Hotel


Set in beautiful countryside amidst rolling hills, the luxurious and elegant Macdonald Portal Hotel near Chester provides some of the finest luxury accommodation in the Cheshire area. As part of The Macdonald Hotels' Signature Collection you can expect excellent service and the finest dining experience within a stunning country location.

Cobblers Cross Lane
Tel: 0844 879 9082

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The Holiday Inn, Gosforth Park


Holiday Inn Newcastle Gosforth Park occupies a rural setting surrounded by 16 acres of countryside, 6 miles from Newcastle city centre. Getting to the hotel is easy, with Newcastle Central rail station and Newcastle Airport both 6 miles away. You can leave your vehicle in our free car park if you're driving, with the convenient A19 and A1 roads just minutes away.

Great North Road
Seaton Burn
Newcaslte upon Tyne
NE13 6BP
Tel: 0871 423 4896

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Cedar Court Hotels Wakefield


Ideally located just off junction 39 on the M1, a well-established and much-loved four star hotel encapsulates the warmth and hospitality of Yorkshire.

Denby Dale Road
Calder Grove
Tel: 01924 276 310

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Holiday Inn London - Kensington Forum


The hotel is perfectly situated in one of Londonís most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington.The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station for convenient travel.

97 Cromwell Road
Tel: 0871 942 9100

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