There are no major cities in Buckinghamshire The majority of the residents of Buckinghamshire reside in charming market towns with historic centers.
In this county, you can walk for miles without passing by a beautiful country estate. A lot of them are managed by the National Trust or English Heritage and are therefore open to the public: Cliveden, Waddesdon Manor, Hughenden Manor, Stowe House The list is endless.
The northern part portion of the County is dominated by small villages and arable farms in a tranquil countryside. in the south, there is the Chiltern Range that is known for its challenging climbs and breathtaking views from Ivinghoe Beacon and Coombe Hill.
Let’s look at the best places to go to around Buckinghamshire:
Malow, the town in Malow is a stunning Thameside community with stunning mansions on the water, and a myriad of interesting and fun events happening along the river during summer. Marlow is one town along the Thames where “swan upping” takes place.
According to a unique historical law that all mute swans without markings are owned by the queen at the time of late-July, when the crown conducts a census of swans by rounded the swans up, tag the swans and then releasing them.
Marlow’s bridge is a miniscule model of Budapest’s famous Chain Bridge in Budapest, it was created by the same person, William Tierney Clark in the late 1820s.
2. Milton Keynes
The term “new town” refers to a “new town” that only began to emerge in the 1960s. Milton Keynes differs from the other places on this list due to the fact that its attraction isn’t based on its long-gone history, architectural or landscape.
More importantly, Milton Keynes is where you can discover an intriguing section of the 20th century. In the southeast part of the town lies Bletchley Park, where British codebreakers such as Alan Turning cracked the Lorenz and Enigma codebreakers during the Second World War.
Just a couple of blocks away are just a few blocks away is the National Museum of Computing, with a collection of computers from the early times of the computer age and includes the Colossus that was used to crack the Lorenz cipher.
Buckinghamshire’s county town is home to beautiful Georgian center that is lined with the timber Tudor and Jacobean houses scattered across the town.
One of them is one of them is the King’s Head Coaching Inn, an old-fashioned pub that is set in an open courtyard with cobbles in which horses used to be stabled.
The market is still open every day of the week in Amersham near the County Court, which itself was established in 1740. In Aylesbury you must try to make the most of the opportunity to go out in the Chilterns.
Coombe Hill is close by and offers stunning vistas which include the residence of the Prime Minister at Chequers. Then close by Waddesdon Manor looks like it was a direct flight out of the Loire Valley, and was built by the Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild as a weekend getaway.
A thriving settlement during Anglo-Saxon times. Buckingham was granted the status of a county town from the 990s through The King Alfred The Great.
A devastating fire ravaged Buckingham in 1725. the reconstruction brought us the stunning Georgian streetscapes that we can see today. Just off the high street lies the Old Gaol, which looks similar to an castle due to its romantic gothic revival style that dates back up to 18th-century.
Inside is a fascinating exhibit about Buckingham, also portraying the prisoners who were held in the 1800s and the 1700s.
Chantry Chapel Chantry Chapel is run by the National Trust and one of the oldest structures in the area which dates back to the 1400s. One of the most famous English gardens is just a few minutes away from Stowe and is stunning throughout the year.
5. High Wycombe
A steep valley within the Chilterns, High Wycombe is an enjoyable town with an open market on Fridays, Tuesdays and on Saturdays. A large portion of the most stunning architecture is located on the pedestrianised high streets which is generally Georgian.
Look out for The Pepper Pot, the arcaded market hall designed by prolific architect of the 18th century Robert Adam, and the stunning Guildhall, also arcaded and in 1757. Near the northern part of High Wycombe is Hughenden Manor The grand red brick mansion where premier secretary Benjamin Disraeli lived in the 19th century.
The house has been maintained just as it was in Disraeli’s time. His library and study will inspire all students of Victorian history.
A picturesque town located in the Chilterns, Wendover is a wonderful place to stop off when walking along the Ridgeway National Trail or doing an excursion driving through the hills.
There’s a myriad of locally owned amenities, including tea rooms, antiques shops pubs, restaurants, delicatessens, as well as chocolate stores. The street scenes are delightful with the timber-framed thatched cottages and grand inns for coaching.
A short distance to Wendover lies The Chiltern Brewery, the oldest independent brewery within the Chiltern range. It has a variety of awards-winning labels.
The Chiltern Brewery welcomes visitors for tours of their brewery as well as a combined tasting of their beer and food.
7. Great Missenden
This charming, well-heeled town has seen some of the most famous residents such as two prime ministers as well as Robert Louis Stevenson, who wrote Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
However, none of them lasted longer than the adored author of children’s books Roald Dahl, who lived at Great Missenden for 36 years in which time the author wrote his most acclaimed books.
The village has mapped out The Roald Dahl village trail that will take visitors the sights of the town that was believed as the place that inspired the author and also will pay respect to his grave.
The little ones can visit The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre to celebrate his tales and characters, as well as the opportunity to introduce them to a younger generation.
8. Princes Risborough
The modest, but well-preserved city of Princes Risborough is well worth exploring for an afternoon. The high street has the market hall in red brick, which is topped by an eagle.
If you wander around the side streets lined with the wrought iron lanterns, you’ll come on timber-framed homes and several charming country pubs.
It is believed that the Ridgeway National Trail runs close up to Ivinghoe Beacon, and adorning the area of Whiteleaf Hill is Whiteleaf Cross It is a massive chalk sculpture typically found within the West Country, and has been traced back to the early 1700s, but it could be earlier.
A very well-off marketplace town Beaconsfield offers a wide array of pubs and shops that are independent to browse through and also several unique attractions aren’t found anywhere else.
One of them are one of them is the Bekonscot Model Village and Railway which is the oldest model village in the world. It was created by an accountant named Roland Callingham, who made the whole thing from his back yard beginning in 1929.
A few minutes from Beaconsfield lies just a few minutes from the Royal Standard of England, which is said that it is the most ancient bar in the UK, with a its history traced back over 900 years.
One of the notable figures who crossed the threshold included Charles I in the English Civil War.
A terminus on the Metropolitan Line, Chesham has the unique distinction of being a town in the countryside located on the London Underground.
It’s not just any place, either, because Chess River is a stunning one. Chess River has some of the most stunning landscapes in the Chilterns.
It is the Chess Valley Walk is easy to access from Chesham and runs through the banks of the chalk river, renowned by its clear water and kingfishers, red kites, and cute tiny villages.