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Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre

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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Fitness centre
3 Star accommodation
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Lilleshall was originally built in 1831 as the hunting lodge and family retreat of the Duke of Sutherland. It first became a National Sports Centre in 1951 and was opened by the then Princess Elizabeth II with the ...More original plaque still in place in the entrance to the main hall. It was Lilleshall's connection with Association Football that brought the Centre to the attention of the nation. The England team trained for two weeks at Lilleshall prior to their success in the World Cup of 1966. In 1967, Sir Alfred Ramsey returned to the Centre to unveil a plaque to commemorate his team's stay and endorse the view that Lilleshall could justly claim some credit for England's famous victory. In 1984 The Football Association's School of Excellence was established welcoming young talent such as Michael Owen, Jamie Carragher, Sol Campbell and Joe Cole to name but a few. Today Lilleshall is an elite training centre for some of the country's leading sportsmen and women and regularly welcomes use by numerous sports bodies. Athletes that train here achieved 13 medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 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. Lilleshall is situated among the spectacular and secluded surroundings of the Shropshire countryside within 134 hectares of English Heritage Grade II listed grounds. The main house (Lilleshall Hall) overlooks the beautiful Capability Brown inspired gardens. As well as a range of world class facilities available for use (bookable in advance), the Centre has two walking routes. The 2.5 mile Discovery Trail will provide you with the chance to discover some of Lilleshall's many gems including the Italian Water Garden, the Pet Cemetery and the World Class Sports Facilities. The 6 mile Adventure Fitness Trail enables you to discover these gems but also provides you with the chance to test your fitness, taking you through the woodland belts alongside the estate's 2 mile sweeping drive to the golden gates (an exact replica of those at Buckingham Palace), before returning (a steady climb all the way!) to explore the heart of the estate. Work is also underway on a nature trail which is due to be open in 2017. Visitors can reserve rooms in one of three purpose built accommodation blocks, a short walk from reception, the dining room and bar. (Sorry no rooms available in the main house). Room facilities include tea & coffee making, digital HD television, hairdryers and free WIFI along with ample free parking. There is a cafe bar open from 7:30 - 23:00 where you can enjoy hot and cold food and drinks. Beyond the site, Lilleshall is well placed for many local attractions including 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. 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. Room prices start from just £38.50. Check in is from 1.30pm Monday - Saturday and 5.30pm on Sunday. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Spa
Breakfast included
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
128
Price range
US$ 67 - US$ 108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Lilleshall
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Reviews (79)
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Excellent breakfast, fast and quick with a good selection of food. Clean environment and well maintained. Very welcoming and friendly. I had a full English breakfast over Tues/Wed and was very pleased. Evening dinner unfortunately not choice over courses, nevertheless good food.

Thank incrediblehulk2016
Response from Laurie_J_Manager, General Manager at Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing CentreResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you for the feedback on your recent stay at Lilleshall. We're pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable experience, the food excellent and the site clean and well maintained. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Called to check on the works being carried out on the hall. We always call in for a brew and a bite to eat , the staff are always happy and the food is nice the grounds are beautiful and are well worth a walk...More

Thank Stephen C
Response from Laurie_J_Manager, General Manager at Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing CentreResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you for the feedback on your recent visit to Lilleshall. We're glad that you always find our staff happy and the food nice. Thank you also for the recommendation for the grounds. We're glad that you enjoy walking around them and hope to see...More

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Cannot fault this venue, super clean and amazingly friendly staff, to top it off dinner with amazing para olympians and gold medalists to boot. Top facilities nothing to much for staff Thanks to Gemma and the rest of the booking team.More

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Response from Laurie_J_Manager, Manager at Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing CentreResponded 25 January 2017

Thank you for the feedback on your recent visit to Lilleshall. We're glad to hear that you had an amazing time and found the facilities satisfactory. We're also pleased that you found the staff friendly. Your thanks will be passed on to Gemma and the...More

Reviewed 5 December 2016

More like a premier inn but on a student campus. Accomadation was in a new purpose built block. The room was spotless and comfortable. The shower room was compact but had all you would need. Parking near the accommodation is very limited, but there is...More

Thank Paul T
Response from Laurie_J_Manager, Manager at Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing CentreResponded 7 December 2016

Thank you for the feedback on your recent stay at Lilleshall. We're pleased to hear that you found the room spotless and comfortable and that your stay was satisfactory. We do take on board your feedback about having to wait for breakfast and are continually...More

Reviewed 16 November 2016

Beautiful setting and sports centre,stayed one night on a business trip,as this place is miles away from any eateries decided to dine there,we booked in and the receptionist was most helpful,booked evening meal,breakfast was included in booking. Arrived at the restaurant for our meal to...More

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Response from Laurie_J_Manager, Manager at Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing CentreResponded 7 December 2016

Thank you for the feedback on your recent stay at Lilleshall. We're sorry to hear that the food was not to your satisfaction. We do state it is a self-service restaurant but are disappointed that you found the food barely edible as our menus and...More

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Hello, Check in at reception is available until 10:30pm Monday-Friday and up until 9:30pm on Saturday and Sunday. However, if you are later than this there will be a Duty Manager present to assist you. Kind regards, Daryl
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