High Wycombe Things to Do

  • Dashwood Mausoleum at dusk
    Dashwood Mausoleum at dusk
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    The Rye
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  • 1. Hellfire Caves

    These artificial caves were dug into the side of a hill at West Wycombe during in the 1740s, on the orders of the local landowner, the notorious Sir Francis Dashwood, who wanted to create employment...

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  • 2. Frogmoor

    Frogmoor is a square (well, paved area) towards the west of the town centre. It is notable for a failed attempt at a fountain (now removed), and some rather dodgy pubs. Sometimes a 'French Market' is...

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  • 3. Hughenden Manor

    Hughenden Manor is the former home of Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, which he bought in 1848. It is located a mile or two outside the town. The house has typical Victorian decor and one...

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  • 4. All Saints Parish Church

    There has been a church on this site since the 11th century. It was consecrated by Archbishop Wulfstan in 1087. The current building dates from the late thirteenth century, with later additions....

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  • 5. Brunel Railway Shed

    The grade II listed historic Brunel railway shed at High Wycombe station has recently been given a facelift as part of improvements to the station entrance. The shed, which was built to a design by...

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  • 6. The Rye

    The Rye is a large park area to the east of the town centre. In medieval times the town's burgesses had the right to graze two cows and a heifer on the land. It was the site of a battle during the...

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  • 7. Day trip to Chenies

    A little bit further afield, but still within easy driving distance of High Wycombe, Chenies Manor is a Tudor manor house (the oldest parts of the current building date back to 1460). Both Henry VIII...

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  • 8. Pann Mill

    The River Wye used to run with some force through the valley, and powered a number of mills for grinding corn, fulling cloth and later making paper. Most of these are now long gone - remembered only...

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  • 9. Country walks

    Take the train to Little Kimble and walk back through the countryside to Princes Risborough passing Iron Age hill forts, medieval churches and Whiteleaf Cross (a large cross cut into the chalk...

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  • 10. Swan Theatre

    Wycombe Swan is a 1000-seat theatre in the centre of High Wycombe. It host a range of touring productions and acts from plays to stand-up comedy and musical tribute acts. As well as the main...

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  • 11. Hospital of St John the Baptist

    From c.1180 until the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the poor and infirm were cared for by the monks of the Hospital of St John the Baptist. After the Dissolution, it the town authorities wished to...

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  • 12. Hughenden Park

    Hughenden park is a good place for family picnics. If the stream is running (it is a chalk bourne, so sometimes it dries up), it is also good for paddling or playing poohsticks from one of the two...

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  • 13. Bekonscot Model Village

    OK, this is actually in Beaconsfield, not High Wycombe, but it's not far away (only one stop on Chiltern Railways if you don't have a car). Bekonscot is supposed to be the oldest model village in the...

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  • 14. Red Lion

    Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and Benjamin Disraeli both made speeches at the Red Lion Hotel in Wycombe High Street. The lion now adorns what used to be Woolworth's* in the High...

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  • 15. West Wycombe Park

    West Wycombe Park is an 18th century house, built for Sir Francis Dashwood, a founder member of the Hellfire Club. The house has often been used in films and television series. The surrounding...

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  • 16. Wycombe Museum

    Wycombe Museum is a local history museum operated by the local council. It is based in an 18th-century house. It is closed for refurbishment from June 2015 until late autumn 2015, whilst a cafe, shop,...

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  • 17. The Water Pole

    In Cardiff, they have a huge water feature outside the Millennium Centre, which takes the form of a steel tower with water cascading down it. This iconic...

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  • 18. Watch London Wasps

    London Wasps are England's leading Rugby Union team. They've won the English championship for the last three years and in 2004 were crowned European Champions.

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High Wycombe Things to Do

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Wycombe town centre has a 1,000 seat theatre, a multiplex cinema and a bowling alley, as well as shops, pubs and clubs. 

Seasonal things to do include the annual Mayor-weighing...

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