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Location and Travel Information for 50th Anniversary Gathering

Including an optional trip to Bletchley Park

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
Mursley Road
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire MK17 0PH

website: www.devere.co.uk/horwood-estate/
t: (UK) 01296 722100


Arrival by car

Directions from Google

Please note there is ample parking at the hotel.

 

Arrival by train

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.

 

Arrival from outside the UK (by air)

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.


What to do in the local area

Read the Hotel;s companion guide to what to do in the local area

 

Visit to Bletchley Park

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 info@tcf.org.uk. Any transport will need to be pre-booked so we need to know how many would like to go on the trip. Many thanks.

Comments: 15 (Add)

Margaret Pinsent on 31 October 2019 at 21:02

And my best email for contact is mapinsent@gmail.com
Of my mobile 07880 365081
Thanks Mx

Margaret Pinsent on 31 October 2019 at 21:00

I'm arriving at MK train station on Friday at 15.50. Hoping to catch a ride with Gary. Thank you.
Looking forward to seeing old friends, and making new ones.
Maggie, Dylan's mum x

Judith Pinfold on 31 October 2019 at 11:03

My email is: judithpinfold@gmail.com

I am also going to wear a white sticker with "TCF Meeting" on it.

What are other people going to do?

Where are we going to meet? By the taxi rank outside the station concourse?

Judith Pinfold on 31 October 2019 at 10:59

I will be arriving at Milton Keynes from Crewe at 13:02. If the minibus is full, I am happy to wait until the people arriving at 13:45 or so. Wendy Pye - I could share with you?

Sara and Andrew Packer on 30 October 2019 at 20:17

We will be arriving from Birmingham, train gets in to MK just before 3pm - happy to share with anyone
apacker@blueyonder.co.uk

Betty Madill on 29 October 2019 at 21:26

I will be arriving at Milton Keynes Central about 11 am on Fri 1st Nov. I am happy to share a taxi. My mobile is 07712 814538 email blue7butterfly54@gmail.com

ALBANE BERARD FROM SWITZERLAND on 28 October 2019 at 15:28

I have booked a taxi from Luton Airport on 01.11.2019 at 15:15 and will return to the airport on 03.11..2019 at 13:45 departure from De vere Horwood.
We can share the taxi for 2 persons :)
Best regards
My e-mail is albane.berard@petit-clos.ch
Albane and Christian

Susan Faulkner on 22 October 2019 at 19:58

…...and my e mail is susan.faulkner1@outlook.com

Susan Faulkner on 22 October 2019 at 13:34

Jane Morris, and Wendy Pye - I'm sure we can make up 2 taxis of 4 or a minibus - what do you think?

Margaret Pinsent on 21 October 2019 at 21:58

I'm arriving MK at 15.49 so could share a taxi to the hotel *Terri Crossland*.
I'm looking for a lift on SUNDAY to a train station outside London (Cambridge, Peterborough, etc) en route to Norwich.
Please email me mapinsent@gmail.com
Thanks Mx

Jane Morris on 29 September 2019 at 19:36

I am due to arrive at Milton Keynes at 14 .14 on Friday November 1st and am due to leave on Sunday at 15.19. I would like to share a taxi to the hotel if the Mini Bus isn't available! Wendy (Pye), I'm coming from Derby but change trains at Tamworth and that may be the Manchester train.
My email is janejohnmorris@live.co.uk

Terri Crossland on 29 September 2019 at 15:55

Hello everyone, I arrive at 15.46pm Friday and need to be on the 15.13pm train Sunday. Please let me know if anyone can share a taxi or lift.
thank you xx

Wendy Pye on 28 September 2019 at 10:02

Re taxis on Friday. I intend being on the 12.15 from Manchester...in Milton Keynes around 13.46. I would love to share a taxi. I will be in touch again when I have confirmed my travel

Mary Anne Psaila & Carmen Cachia on 27 September 2019 at 15:47

Hi, we shall be arriving at heathrow Airport from Malta. Do you have quote of how much it will vost us yo dhare with uou. Thanks. 😊

Susan Faulkner on 24 September 2019 at 14:44

Hi there will be 6 of us arriving between 13:45 and 14:20 on 1st November,, so if there's another 2 we could share 2 taxis? We will be catching the 15:40 back on 3rd November

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