De Vere Horwood Estate (also called Horwood House Hotel) is centrally located, 11 miles from Milton Keynes. The hotel is just 25 minutes from Junction 14 of the M1, 40 minutes from Luton airport and approximately an hour’s drive to Heathrow airport.
The full address of the venue is:
De Vere Horwood Estate
Buckinghamshire MK17 0PH
t: (UK) 01296 722100
Please note there is ample parking at the hotel.
De Vere Horwood Estate is a 15-20 minute drive from Milton Keynes railway station. The cost for a taxi is approximately £20-£25 and the hotel has recommended the following taxi companies:
Winslow Cars www.winslowcars.co.uk
Skyline – 01908 222111 www.skylinetaxis.co.uk
If you would like to share a taxi with others, please leave a comment on this page, with your name and contact details (email and/or telephone) and approximate time your train is arriving at Milton Keynes/or at what time you would want to leave the railway station. Then others can contact you who are arriving at a similar time to share taxi transport together.
We also have a very generous offer from Gary Thompson, who has been generously loaned a 7-seater mini-bus from his employer Ford Motor Company. He will be waiting in a designated place (to be confirmed) at Milton Keynes railway station throughout Friday 1st November (at approximately 75-90 minute intervals to collect and transport as many as you as he can to Horwood House Hotel. We will publicise the times he will be there and where he will be nearer the time. Because of the number of people arriving, the mini-bus will only be available to first-come first-served.
Because our international friends are arriving at different time we are unable to offer transport from London Heathrow or other airports. However, the Hotel has told us that the following taxi companies run from Heathrow to the hotel:
Winslow Cars www.winslowcars.co.uk
Skyline – ++ 44 (0)1908 222111 www.skylinetaxis.co.uk
For your information, one of our guests has had a quote of £95 one way from Heathrow to Horwood Estate Hotel.
On the Saturday afternoon of the Gathering - 2nd November - we are suggesting a trip to Bletchley Park for those who would like to see this site of exceptional historical importance.
Bletchley Park is the home of British codebreaking and a birthplace of modern information technology. It played a major role in World War Two, producing secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict.
Over the past twenty years Bletchley Park has become an internationally renowned heritage attraction, visited by people from around the world, which acknowledges the successes from the War and the people responsible for them. It celebrates their values: broad-minded patriotism; commitment; discipline; technological excellence. By presenting and explaining these achievements and these values, in the very place where they occurred, Bletchley Park brings together the dramatic history of the twentieth century with the challenges we face in the twenty first in our rapidly changing and technologically complex society.
If you would like to visit Bletchley Park, we have asked the hotel to provide a packed lunch for those who wish to, so that you can have maximum time there, as the Park closes at 4 pm. If more than 12 wish to go, we can secure a group admission fee rate of £13.50 each, and we will try to arrange coach transport to and from the Park, for which there will be a small charge (probably around £10 - £12 return). If there are less than 12 the admission fee will be £20 (£17.50 for concessions – over 60s) and we would try to accommodate those wishing to go in cars. In deciding whether or not to go, we strongly recommend that you look at the website which is very comprehensive. View the Bletchley Park website.
If you would like to spend Saturday afternoon visiting Bletchley Park please would you let us know by 11th October 2019 by emailing Adrian Keach at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any transport will need to be pre-booked so we need to know how many would like to go on the trip. Many thanks.
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