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Plymouth - the Venue

Plymouth Hoe Sir Francis Drake
The conference venue will be the Plymouth Hoe Moat House overlooking the famous Hoe and Plymouth Sound. Plymouth is one of Britain’s most famous and historic naval bases. In 1588 Sir Francis Drake is reputed to have continued playing bowls when the invading Spanish Armada was sighted sailing up the Channel. The Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the New World in the Mayflower from Plymouth in 1620. The conference’s technical and social activities will utilise all the connections of Plymouth to create a fascinating four-day programme.


Moat House - Full
Room Price: Single £76 B & B Double £91 B & B

Holiday Inn - Full
Room Price: Single £69 Double £85
Tel 01752 507841/507840

New Continental - Some rooms still available - early bookings essential
Single £80 B & B Double £90 B & B

Copthorne Hotel - Full
Single £85 B & B Double £95 B & B

Rooms have been booked at the conference venue, Plymouth Moat House, and three nearby hotels with daily single rates ranging from £69 B & B. All hotels are within easy walking distance of the Moat House and the Guildhall where the gala dinner will be held. The Holiday Inn is just west of the Hoe, while the Moat House and the Copthorne are just north of the Hoe. The New Continental is north west of the Hoe, adjacent to the Plymouth Pavilions. See attached map of Plymouth City for directions.

You can book online via the conference registration form. The hotels will take one nights payment in advance from your credit card and you will settle the balance on your departure. You can contact the hotels direct and quote Shallow Survey 2005 to receive the special low-cost rate.

Alternatively, details of local bed and breakfast establishments can be found on www.visitplymouth.co.uk , should you wish to select your own accommodation.