Venue

Masonic Hall Witney

20 Church Green
WITNEY
OX28 4AW
UK


Description

The Masonic hall is a large Stone fronted buiilding on the left of Church green between a firm of Solicitors and a firm of Architects.   It States MASONIC HALL on the door.  However there is no Number 20 -  however 22 and 18 are either side and clearly marked.

There is a car Park to the rear accessed from the left side of the Building between the Masonic Hall and the Solicitors.

 Directly opposite on the other side of Church Green is The Fleece Pub and the Witney Hotel B&B.


Directions – by car

Witney is on the A40 approximately 12 miles west of Oxford or 6 miles East of Burford.

The Masonic hall is on Church Green which is at the top of the Hill on the main shopping Road through Witney known as the High Street.  

You can drive up the High street and then up the hill with Boots to your left and the Post Office and Barclays Banks to your Right.

At the Mini Roundabout on the cross roads at the top - Church Green is immediately opposite you.   It has a loop road to the periphery of the green as well as a second access troad to the right side of the green.  You can take any of these to get to the hall.

It starts with the Old Stone butter Cross at the top of the High Street and litterally is a Beautiful Green with a road all of the way round and a Spired Church dominating the far end of the Green.

Whilst parking in Witney is totally free - all of the parking on Church Green and the High street is time restricted and heavily policed by wardens !  However there is a large car park to the rear of the masonic Hall accessed by a small drive between the stone walls of the halla nd the Solicitors next door.    There is a barrier operated by a key fob which your course organiser has.   Just pull into the drive and if there is nobody there to open the barrier pop into the hall and find the organisaer to open the barrier.

An alternative is to park at balance Studios (where the other Courses in Witney run (see details in Venue Finder http://www.mbodiesacademy.com/venues/?venueid=9 ) and then walk up to Church Green - a 15 minute Walk.

 

 


Directions – by public transport

On the Train

The nearest train station is Hanborough -  on the Paddington (London) to Worcester/Hereford Line and trains run hourly at peak times and 2 hourly in less popular times.  Unfortunately there is no bus service or taxi rank at Hanborough and so local taxi firms need to be contacted in advance to be waiting for you as your train arrives.

An alternative is to take the train to Oxford and then catch the S1 bus from just outside of the train station, this bus runs frequently to Witney town centre. When you leave the train station cross the road to and walk out towards the traffic lights and the small row of shops. There should be a Dominoes Pizza shop visible. The S1 bus stop to Witney is located outside the ‘Rainbow and Spoon’ boutique and the barbers shop. The bus stop sign is clearly marked with the buses that stop there. 

Once on the bus, ask the driver to alert you when you are at the bus stop on Witney High Street nearest to Church green.   Then walk up the hill to Church Green and find the Masonic Hall on the Right side of the Green between numbers 18 and 22 Church Green opposite The Fleece public house.

The bus journey should take approximately 30 minutes providing there is no traffic.

 

Oxford Tube

If you looking for a cheaper alternative to the train then the Oxford Tube is an easy alternative provided you can get to one of the stops in Centeral London. A next-day return can be bought for £17.00 (current price in June 2013) The Oxford Tube stops in the following areas:

  • Hillingdon
  • Sheperds Bush
  • Notting Hill Gate
  • Marble Arch
  • Victoria

The Oxford Tube takes approximately one hour and forty minutes to reach Oxford City Centre but the buses are large, comfortable and reliable. Once you reach Oxford you will be disembarking at Gloucester Green where you will need to walk the short distance to the S1 Bus Stop in the City Centre. Exit Gloucester Green either using the bus entrance or the passenger exit in to Gloucester Green Market Square. The proceed to walk around the corner until you see the bus stop outside of Pizza Hut. This is the bus stop for the S1. You will need to wave the bus down at this bus stop so please look out for the S1 bus. 

Once on the bus, ask the driver to alert you when you are at the bus stop on Witney High Street nearest to Church green.   Then walk up the hill to Church Green and find the Masonic Hall on the Right side of the Green between numbers 18 and 22 Church Green opposite The Fleece public house.

The bus journey should take approximately 30 minutes providing there is no traffic.

 

Directions – by plane / secondary transport

Directions – by plane / secondary transport

The most convenient airport to fly into is Heathrow Airport. becauser there is a Shuttle bus directly to Witney or a train link to paddington Station which has regular trains to either Oxford or hanborough Stations.

However London Gatwick is a further 45 minutes drive time compared to heathrow -  but the Witney shuttle bus does still go there.    (See taxis- below for Witney Shuttle info).

Birmingham airport also works because there are regular trains from Birmingham to Oxford.

Whilst Luton Airport is a close airport it is not easy to get from Luton to Witney without taking a train from Luton into London - which is more time consuming than coming into London initially.

London Stansted is the furthest away of the London Airports and although there is a coach link with  Oxford the coach stops everywhere on the way and takes 4 hours to do so.  Not recommended

Once you arrive at either Hanborough or Oxford - see details above (How to get there by public transport) to plan the last few miles of your journey.


Local taxis

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