Your stay at Ditchley: venue, facilities, currency

We are privileged to have Ditchley Park as the home of the Ditchley Foundation and to be able to put this wonderful house to good use, thanks to the generosity of Sir David Wills, who established the Foundation in 1958.  

Located 15 miles from Oxford (find us here), Ditchley sits on 300 acres of beautiful countryside, which guests are free to explore (please collect a map from the Hall). At the end of the current programme of refurbishment (2021), Ditchley will have 26 guest rooms in the main house, all with an en-suite or dedicated bathroom. A further eight bedrooms are located in one wing of the house and in an annexe building.

In order to limit distractions and encourage conversation outside the formal conference sessions, bedrooms are not equipped with televisions or telephones. Wi-fi access is available throughout the ground floor and first floor of the house. Please note that UK power sockets take plugs with three rectangular pins. The voltage is 220v. We recommend that you bring a suitable adapter if you plan to charge your electrical devices - and do remember to bring your device's charging cable! Bedrooms are equipped with a hairdryer. As our location is rural, mobile telephone signals are not always reliable. A telephone is available for guests to make and receive telephone calls, in case of need.  

When making your travel plans, please bear in mind that accommodation at Ditchley is available for the two nights of the conference only. The premises are closed immediately following the end of the conference on Saturday.

There are no currency exchange or ATM facilities at Ditchley. Conference participants are guests of the Foundation and so should have few expenses during their stay. However, should you incur any charges (for example, for an optional excursion that may be offered on the Friday afternoon, for which there is a charge of £15, or if you wish to leave a gratuity for the staff), we are not equipped to take credit card payments. You should, therefore, plan to travel with a certain amount of local currency for incidental expenses.  

Please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Coordinator with any questions.

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