Venue - Macdonald Burlington

Tolkien 2019 will take place at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham, the childhood home of J.R.R. Tolkien. 

The Macdonald Burlington Hotel is a four-star hotel in the heart of Birmingham. Situated directly opposite Birmingham New Street train station, the Macdonald Burlington is located in the centre of one of the UK’s biggest and most vibrant cities with world-class shopping, culture and entertainment, and restaurants all within a short walk of the venue.

For the duration of the event—Wednesday 7th August to Sunday 11th August 2019—we have exclusive use of the conferencing facilities at the hotel, meaning there will be a little bit of Middle-earth in central Birmingham.

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The Macdonald Burlington Hotel is less than 1 minute’s walk from Birmingham’s main station, being directly opposite Birmingham New Street train station.

The venue is a 20-minute drive from Birmingham International Airport, or a 12-minute train journey, and can be reached by train from Gatwick and Heathrow by a two-hour train ride. The fastest trains from London Euston to Birmingham New Street are 1 hour 20 minutes.

For those travelling by car, the city has a number of car parks.

Travel to the venue


Despite being a listed Victorian building, the hotel is fully accessible from New Street and all conference rooms can be reached via lifts. The hotel also allows guide dogs to stay at no extra charge.

The hotel has a number of disabled-friendly rooms, but these are not fully DDA-compliant due to a lack of wet rooms. However, if you are interested in staying in one, please contact us directly.

About the venue

  • Beautiful Victorian building in the heart of Birmingham
  • Easily accessible for national and international travel
  • Fully wheelchair accessible

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