DIET 13 will be held at the Best Western Grovesnor House Hotel in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, just a short walk from the River Avon and the town’s main tourist attractions, including Shakespeare’s birthplace and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. The conference package fee is £480 per person (single occupancy) or a lower rate of £320 per person based on two people sharing a twin room. The conference package includes:

  • 4 nights’ accommodation from 2-6 July
  • all meals: breakfast, buffet lunch, dinner
  • light refreshments throughout the day, including mid-morning pastries and afternoon treats!
Fees will be payable through the University of Birmingham Online Shop. Further details for payment of fees will follow in due course.


International flights

Stratford-upon-Avon is accessible from Birmingham International and the London airports. Birmingham International Airport is the closest major airport to Stratford-upon-Avon. More information about the airport may be found here. Details about getting to and from the airport by train, bus and other modes of transport are here. For trains to Stratford see below. The London airports include Gatwick, Heathrow , Luton and Stansted.


Visitors arriving into Birmingham International Airport can take the ‘Air-Rail Link’ monorail service directly from the airport terminal to Birmingham International Station, where regular trains are available to Birmingham New Street Station. Those arriving into Birmingham New Street can take a short walk (10 mins) to Birmingham Moor Street Station to catch trains to Stratford-upon-Avon. For those travelling from London, there are some direct train services between London Marylebone Station and Stratford-upon-Avon. Alternatively, there are trains from London Euston to Birmingham New Street. Train times (including live departure boards) and estimated ticket prices may be found on the National Rail website.


Information on travelling to Birmingham/Stratford-upon-Avon by coach (from London and other UK cities) may be found here .