Back in August 2016 we started our search for a new venue, let me tell you this is no easy task trying to please 1000+ of you! We needed a central location, good access, some indoor facilities, lots of countryside, a venue that wanted our event there and didn't break the bank. I am pleased to tell you that Prestwold Hall Estate offers all of this.
L Fest 2017 will be using the the fields of the estate, (Not the hall itself, athough should you want a wedding in the hall please do enquire!)
l fest 2017 @
Prestwold Hall Park
(Next to Prestwold driving centre)
FOLLOW FESTIVAL TRAFFIC SIGNS NOT PRESTWOLD HALL SIGNS.
This year’s L Fest is superbly located in the heart of the Midlands in the grounds of Prestwold Hall Estate, Loughborough, Leicestershire. Being centrally placed in the UK it means it has fantastic links whether you are travelling by road, rail or air.
Loughborough's nearest motorway link is the M1, Prestwold Hall is signposted just 2 miles off J21 of the M1. Please do not use the Prestwold Hall main entrance, instead follow the temporary signs directing you to the L Fest parking area.
If travelling by train, the fastest train from London to Loughborough takes just 1hr 13mins (There’s actually 48 direct trains daily!) From Birmingham it takes just over an hour and Manchester and Leeds around two hours.
Prestwold Hall is just 3.2 miles from Loughborough town centre. A taxi from the train station takes about 5 minutes or the bus (8) takes about 13 minutes with an approx.. 6 minute walk to Prestwold Hall. Onward travel map: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/posters/LBO.pdf
ABC ACE Taxis: 01509 213333
Loughborough Taxis: 01509 230230 http://loughboroughtaxis.com/
Star Taxis: 01509 383015 http://startaxisloughborough.com/
Coach and bus services to and from other parts of Leicestershire and the UK operate from the centre of Loughborough.
National Buses to Loughborough: see timeables here
For our international L Festers, there are regular scheduled flights to East Midlands Airport, less than 7 miles away.