Buckinghamshire Things to Do

  • Old Thatch, Bourne End, Bucks
    Old Thatch, Bourne End, Bucks
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    Dashwood Mausoleum at dusk
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Buckinghamshire Things to Do

  • Bletchley Park: the codebreakers station

    I've been to Bletchley Park several times with friends. Each time the experience is basically the same but I've never been bored and found it uninteresting.Last time I think was August 2012 and it cost about £12 for a an adult entry ticket but you could keep the ticket and use it again for repeat visits within the next 12 months.Each visit was the...

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  • Visit Enid Blyton's former home(s)

    The children's writer Enid Blyton (author of the Famous Five and Secret Seven series, Noddy and many others) lived in Buckinghamshire, first at Old Thatch in Bourne End and later at Green Hedges in Beaconsfield. The latter house was demolished after her death, but a model of it can be seen at Bekonscot model village. Old Thatch, however, is still...

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  • Dinton Castle

    Dinton Castle is a small folly just outside a place called Stone. Stone is by Aylesbury.It is on the A418 (Oxford Road) but can only be seen if travelling in the direction from Oxford.As soon as the folly comes into sight you will see a bus stop on your left, just past this it is possible to park your car, off road.The folly is built from local...

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  • Explore the Hellfire Caves near Wycombe

    I'd wanted to visit these caves for sometime. The break between Christmas and New Year gave me a good opportunity to visit and although I'm glad I went I probably will not feel the need to go again!The cave tunnels are quite extensive and all along there are plaques with detailed information about the history of the caves; some of which is...

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  • Walk from Brill Windmill

    Arriving on a very wet and grey day in July we parked near the windmill which is located on the top of a scarp slope overlooking a very green valley towards Oxfordshire. It's found on the edge of Brill which is a very attractive Buckinghamshire village.Our plan had been to follow the 4.5 mile circular route as set out in the website below ( thanks...

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  • Claydon House

    One of many National Trust house/mansions in Buckinghamshire Claydon House is different because it is only a fraction now of its original size. Owing to financial difficulties the Verney family back in the 1700s took the decision to destroy two thirds of the property as they could no longer afford to retain its upkeep. The west wing still remains...

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  • Stowe Landscape Gardens

    Stowe Landscape Gardens is owned by the National Trust and is a large garden with over 40 grade 1 listed monuments and temples in Buckingham. There are lovely gardens to walk through and woodland walks by lakes, a nice place for a picnic. There are 300 hectares (750 acres) of surrounding historic parkland in total so nice to spend several hours...

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  • The Roald Dahl Story Centre

    A great little museum all about Roald Dahl, who was Great Missenden's most famous resident. Children each get a "My Story Ideas Book" and a pencil to help keep them amused around the museumGallery One is "Boy Gallery" which deals with Roald Dahl's memoirs ("Boy" & "Going Solo"). In this gallery there are letters and documents from when Roald Dahl...

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  • Wendover Woods

    The 325 hectacres of beautiful woodland are managed by the Forestry Commission and afford stunning views across Aylesbury Vale.There is ample parking within the woods and is very good value at £2 for the day (you will need coins for the parking meter). Near to the car park(s) there is a vistiros centre which houses a cafe and toilets.There is a...

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  • Watching canal boats - Soulbury locks

    The Grand Union canal runs from London, through the Chiltern hills to Birmingham and was once the busiest canal in the country. It opened in 1805 and has 160 locks. On this particular part of the canal, several miles from Leighton Buzzard, close to the villages of Soulbury and Stoke Hammond there are 3 locks. It is nice to go there for a canalside...

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  • Waddesdon Manor and Gardens

    Waddesdon Manor was built betweeb 1874 and 1889 in the style of a French château for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, mainly to display his art treasures. The furniture, carpets and porcelain rank in importance with the Louvre in Paris. It is now owned by the National Trust.Waddesdon has one of the finest victorian gardens in Britain, with a rose...

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  • Ascott House and Gardens

    Ascott house and grounds are located just outside the village of Wing near Leighton Buzzard. The house and grounds were given to the National Trust in 1949 and it is now still lived in as well as being open to the public at certain times.The house has belonged to the de Rothschild family since 1873. It is a beautiful half timbered house built in...

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  • All Saints Church, Wing

    This lovely Church in the village of Wing, 8 miles from Aylesbury, is said to be one of the oldest Saxon churches in the UK as it has been in continuous use for over 1300 years.Although most of it was built in the 7th Century, there were significant additions throughout the medieval period. I got married here in July 2005.

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  • Hughenden Manor

    Hughenden Manor is located close to High Wycombe and Queen Victoria's Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli lived here from 1848 until his death in 1881. There is still a lot of his furniture, books and pictures to see in the house. The gardens surrounding the house were originally created by his wife, Mary Anne and have been restored to closely match...

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  • Bekonscot Model Village and railway

    Bekonscot is located in Beaconsfield and is the world's oldest model village, and was created in 1929. There are six little villages spread out across 1½ acres, portraying village life in the 1930's. You can see houses, shops, a zoo, churches, windmill, farms, schools, castles, a harbour, cable cars, fairground and much more. There is also a...

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  • West Wycombe Park

    The house at West Wycombe park is one of the most theatrical and Italianate houses in England, dating from the mid 18th Century. It was the home of Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the infamous Hellfire Club. The Dashwood family still actually live in the mansion and it is now the home of Sir Edward Dashwood. The house still has much of it's...

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  • West Wycombe Hill

    West Wycombe hill was an Iron Age Hill fort and as well as some lovely views from up there, you can find the Church of St Lawrence and the Dashwood Mausoleum. The Church, which dates from the 13th Century, has a famous golden ball on top. This was copied from the customs house in Venice. It is said that from the top you can see for 15 miles in each...

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  • West Wycombe or Hell-Fire caves

    These caves are situated in West Wycombe and were excavated on the site of an ancient quarry in the 1750's by Sir Francis Dashwood to provide work for unemployed farm workers. The Hell-Fire club, which he was a member of, had their meetings in the caves. There are almost a mile of underground passages in the caves, with statues and commentary along...

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  • Open Air Heated Pool and Gym

    There is an nice open air swimming pool in Chesham. Opening 1st May - 15th September.You can buy a season ticket, or just arrive as you like.They also have a gym there and do such things as aerobics and pool excercises for senior citizens and people with disabilities.Parking is free on the Moor adjacent to the pool. Next door there are tennis...

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  • Childrens Corner

    Thre are many fun places to visit that will keepany smaller guests amused...Bekonscot Model Village (highly recommended) - where you can be a giant in a minature wonderland. BekonscottOdds Farm - Wooburn Common . Hands on activities, farmyard tea time, pat-a-pet and goat milking are seasonal regulars. Also ride-on toys, playbarn with bale climb,...

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  • Places of Interest, Historic Buildings...

    Latimer House - Now conference centre, this is a Victorian reproduction of the original Elizabethan Chenies Manor House. Built in 1460, the house includes a medieval well, dungeon and reputed priest hole. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens including an extensive Physic garden and two mazes.Chiltern Open Air Museum - Explore many historic...

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  • Ivinghoe Beacon

    Ivinghoe Beacon is on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. The hills surrounding it comprise of one of the largest areas of chalk grass land in the Chilterns.It is at the end of the Ridgeway, an ancient track running from Overton Hill near Avebury , Wiltshire to the Beacon.It is an Iron Age Hill fort with lovely views.

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  • Xscape, Milton Keynes

    Xscape is an entertainment centre in central Milton Keynes for the whole family.Here you can find real snow slopes in the Snowdome, a climb zone, bowling lanes, multi-screen cinema, an interactive games arena, and cafes, restaurants and shops. Within walking distance is the 200 or so shops that Milton Keynes indoor shopping centre has to offer.

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Buckinghamshire Hotels

  • Holiday Inn Express

    Absolute nice accomodation. Basic facilities and amenities. Recommended for business or part time...

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  • Premier Inn High Wycombe

    Thanstead Farm - London Road, Loudwater - Bucks, High Wycombe, HP10 9YL, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Premier Inn Marlow

    The Causeway, Marlow, SL7 2AA, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Best Western Kings Hotel

    Oxford Road, Stokenchurch, High Wycombe, HP14 3TA, United Kingdom

  • West Lodge Hotel

    London Road, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, HP22 5HL, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The Kings Arms Hotel

    30 High Street, Amersham, United Kingdom, HP7 0DJ,

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Etap Beaconsfield Hotel

    M-40,Junction-2 (Extra Motorway Services), Hedgerley Road, Burtley Wood, Beaconsfield, HP9 2SE, Unit

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Hartwell House

    Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP17 8NR, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Stoke Park Club

    Park Road, Stoke Poges X, United Kingdom, X SL24PG

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

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