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Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire

Places to Visit

Buckinghamshire

Home of Prime Ministers 

Buckinghamshire is a land of glorious beech trees, wide views and imposing country houses. Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli savoured the peace and tranquillity of Hughenden Manor, while generations of statesmen have entertained world leaders at Chequers, the Prime Minister’s rural retreat. Stowe and Waddesdon Manor are fine examples of even grander houses, set amid sumptuous gardens and dignified parkland.

A county steeped in history

The Vale of Aylesbury is a vast playground for leisure seekers with around 1,000 miles (1,609km) of paths and tracks to explore. Rising above it are the Chiltern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 308sq miles (798sq km). They are best appreciated in autumn, when the leaves turn from dark green to deep brown. In the southeast corner of the Chilterns lie the woodland rides of Burnham Beeches, another haven for ramblers and wildlife lovers. Although the county’s history is long and eventful, it’s also associated with events within living memory. At Bletchley Park, more than 10,000 people worked in complete secrecy to try and bring a swift conclusion to World War II. Further south, an otherwise unremarkable stretch of railway line was made infamous by the Great Train Robbery in the summer of 1963.

Recommended in Buckinghamshire

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Cliveden

After a major refurbishment, this country house hotel has been restored to its former glory and is welcoming guests in luxury and style.
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Nags Head Inn & Restaurant

This delightful 15th-century inn has a great reputation locally thanks to its extensive menu of local produce.
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The Artichoke

This restaurant's setting has an understated character, the better to illuminate the senses by means of dynamically creative dishes.