Attending the Buckingham History Festival
The Buckingham History Festival is the guest of the University of Buckingham, which has generously provided the Festival venues.
All the Speakers’ talks will take place in either the Vinson Lecture Theatre (in the Vinson Centre, on Hunter St, Buckingham) or in the Ondaatje Lecture Theatre (at the Radcliffe Centre, on Church Lane), a few minutes’ walk away.
Details on this page include how to get here, some selected local accommodation, and frequently asked questions.
The Festival Bookshop also carries a selection of other books by our speakers, and a range of books related to their subject areas.
Arrival by train
Milton Keynes Central is the nearest train station and is a twenty-minute taxi ride away from Buckingham. Taxis can be booked in advance with Carlton Cars on 01908 307030.
Arrival by bus
Accommodation within a short distance.
The Villiers Hotel
Quoting the university while booking will offer a discount in this hotel.
Address: 3 Castle Street, Buckingham, MK18 1BS
Phone Number: +44 1280 822444
The White Hart
Address: 1-2 Market Square, Buckingham, MK18 1NL
Price: £50- £100
Phone Number: 01280 815151
Best Western Buckingham Hotel
Address: Ring Road South, Buckingham, MK18 1RY
Phone Number: 0844 387 6218
Address: A413, Buckingham MK18 1SH
Phone Number: 08719 846087
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to the festival?
Please see ‘Arrivals‘ above
How do I buy tickets?
Please see the Tickets Page
Will there be cashpoints on site?
A cashpoint is available in the Old Tanlaw Mill, three minutes’ walk from the main Festival site. All vendors at the festival will accept debit and credit cards.
Are there toilet facilities?
Yes, there are accessible toilet facilities in the Vinson Centre and the Radcliffe Centre.
Will food and drink be available?
Food and drink will be available at the Festival site and from nearby restaurants.
How do I organise at taxi to or from the festival?
Please contact Carlton Cars on 01908 307030.
Will there be book signings?
Yes: Festival speakers will be holding book-signing events in the Vinson Centre immediately following their talks.
Is there Wifi available at the Festival?
Yes. Full details will be available on the day.
Is the festival accessible for disabled people?
Designated disabled parking is available at the Vinson Centre. Please email us directly to arrange a pass.
Both venues being used for the Festival talks – the Vinson Centre and Radcliffe Centre – are wheelchair accessible.
How do I contact the festival organisers?
Please email us with any other questions.