Programme now available for the ​International Arthurian Society, British Branch Conference 2016

International Arthurian Society, British Branch Conference 2016

Milton Abbey School, Dorset

The programme is now available for this conference:

Programme (pdf)

Conference registration page:

The conference is to be held at Milton Abbey in Dorset, with accommodation available on site, along with other facilities, including:

  • Tea Rooms – open 10-4 every day

  • 9-hole Golf Course –

    free to all residents

  • Tennis Courts

  • Capability Brown

    landscape for walking

  • Late Medieval Abbey

  • Late Norman Chapel

  • and surrounding woodland walks

The accommodation is in purpose built boarding houses which have kitchen facilities and a common room area with pool, table tennis, and sky television. There are only a limited number of ensuite rooms, 4 in total, 2 of which can be accessed via a lift.

There are also 4 rooms which comprise a small flat which share a traditional domestic bathroom. The other rooms do not have ensuite, but make use of shared bathroom facilities at various locations in the building. If you require an ensuite room, or specific access requirements, please indicate this on the registration form where prompted.

The accommodation is

around 150 metres from the conference venue.

A 3 course conference

dinner will be held on Tuesday evening at the nearby Hambro Arms in Milton Abbas. All other meals and refreshments will be provided on-site in the Abbot’s Hall, including a bar in the evenings.

Please be aware that mobile phone signal is limited on site, dependant on service provider, but wifi access is available. A shuttle bus service is available to and from Dorchester train station at no extra cost if required; please identify such need on your registration form.

Alternative Accommodation

For those who wish to stay off site, there follows a list of some of the options available in the local area: ·

The Fox at Ansty 01258 880328 – 10 minutes away – small hotel/pub·

The Hambro Arms in Milton Abbas 01258

880233 – only about 4-6 rooms

The Crown in Blandford Forum 01258 456626 – about 20 minutes away – big hotel

The Old Causeway Bakery B&B Hazelbury Bryan 01258 817201 – small about 15 minutes away

The Old Stables at Higher Ansty B&B – 01258 880261 – 10 minutes away – 2 bedroomed self-contained wing

Stephen and Barbara Aldred, The Fiddleford Inn, Fiddleford, Sturminster Newton, DT10 2BX Tel: 01258 472886 Email: Website: - 25 minutes away

The Engine Room 1 bedroom cottage in Milton Abbas:,

Luccombe Farm

There are also various hotels available in Dorchester, which is around 20 minutes away.

If you have any queries, do please contact: