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Wormsley Park is a 2,500-acre estate and 18th century country house in the Chiltern Hills of Buckinghamshire, England. It is the former home of the philanthropist Sir Paul Getty, who undertook an extensive restoration of the property in the late 1980s, living there until his death in 2003.

It is now the home of Mark Getty and his family, and the site of the Wormsley Cricket Ground, where we will be staging the EFG Words and Wickets Festival.


Stokenchurch, Nr. High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP14 3YG



The Wormsley Estsate is easily accessible, lying just off Junction 5 of the M40.

wormsleymapDirections from M40 Junction 5:
– Exit at junction 5 of the M40 and take the road signposted Ibstone.
– Travel for a quarter of a mile, passing a small group of houses.
– Turn right opposite a layby/bus stop into the drive immediately after a thatched cottage.
– To reach the Cricket Ground continue along the drive for one and a half miles, passing Estate cottages, cross the cattle grid.
– Enter the Cricket Ground on the left.

A map can beĀ downloaded here.


The railway station at High Wycombe is just twenty minutes from Wormsley, served by Chiltern Railways from London Marylebone. A designated minibus will collect pre-booked patrons from the a select number of trains from London Marylebone and return them to the station 15 minutes after curtain down.

Alternatively, Princes Risborough railway station is a twenty minute taxi journey from the venue,


The Oxford Tube provides a frequent coach service from London (Victoria, Marble Arch and Notting Hill) and various stops in Oxford to Lewknor, ten minutes from Wormsley. Taxis need to be arranged from there.


Crown Cars (High Wycombe) — 01794446644

Neales Taxis (High Wycombe) — 01494 522555

Thame & Chinnor Taxis — 01844 353637