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Getting to Gregynog

University of Wales, Tregynon, Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PW

TEL: Newtown 01686 – 650224 

Information on routes and trains can be found below.

Routes From The South

  • From Gatwick, shuttle to Victoria, underground to Euston, train to Birmingham then Newtown.
  • From Heathrow, either half hour shuttle to Reading, train to Birmingham OR underground to Euston, train to Birmingham, then Newtown.
  • The London route is often faster (Euston to Newtown takes approximately four hours); the Reading route requires fewer changes of train.
  • The nearest airport is Birmingham Airport and there is now a direct train service from Birmingham International to Newtown. Car hire facilities are available at the airport (this is cheaper to arrange on arrival than to pre book). We do not reimburse car-hire costs as every effort is made (within a reasonable time range) to meet participants arriving at Birmingham Airport or Newtown Station, and on departure, transportation to Newtown Station will be arranged so that participants can reach Birmingham Airport by 5.00 pm and London by 6:30pm.

Trains (provisional)- these times may vary

Euston
10.43

Birmingham International
10.09
12.09

Manchester Piccadilly
11.30

Birmingham International
11.53/12.09

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Shrewsbury
12.37/13.29

Newtown
14.02

Newtown
12.04
14.04

Newtown
14.04

Further information on trains and train timetables is available from National Rail.
Notes
(a) By car
For those participants travelling by car the grounds of Gregynog Hall are entered through a gateway which is on the main road through the tiny village of Tregynon. Local area maps can be obtained from streetmap.co.uk.

(b) By train
There will be a minibus to transfer participants between Newtown Station and Gregynog Hall, leaving Newtown at around 14.04 on Friday 19 May, and returning to connect with the train that departs at around 14.40 on Sunday 21 May. Please let us know in advance if you wish to use this service. At other times, taxis are available at Newtown for the journey to Gregynog which is a distance of approximately 6 miles.
(c) By air
If you will be arriving at Birmingham International Airport please let us have details of your flight numbers and arrival and departure times. Every effort will be made to arrange informal pickups to meet you (preferably between 9.30 am and 12.00 noon) on Friday 19 May and drive you to Gregynog (approximately 2 hours travelling time). Otherwise take the 12.08 train from Birmingham International with no changes to Newtown (Arr. 14.04), and on the Sunday we will take you to the train at Newtown Station (14.40 – arr. Birmingham International 17.00).