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Best places to go in Buckinghamshire

Known for its beautiful countryside and historic houses, the county of Buckinghamshire is sure to provide you with inspiration for what to do on days out.

The south of Buckinghamshire is right on London’s doorstep and is home to the towns of High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Marlow and Amersham. Go north and you will travel through Aylesbury Vale with its enchanting villages, market towns and magnificent country houses. For more information on the county's towns and villages, see our interactive map of Buckinghamshire.

Things to do in Buckinghamshire this weekend

Many of Buckinghamshire's tourist attractions are open all year round so find something to do today with activities listings each showing a map and opening times for your convenience. Or why not browse our Buckinghamshire events guide to find out what's happening this week.

The Chiltern Hills are ripe for explorative days out in Buckinghamshire, with miles of footpaths rambling through beech-wood forests and alongside momentous waterways such as the Thames and Grand Union Canal.

But it’s not all about being active; just as much fun can be had exploring the Chiltern Open Air Museum, while Waddesdon Manor is a must-see for lovers of fine art and architecture and gardens.  For families, children will be enchanted by Bekonscot Model Village

Top 11 things to do in Buckinghamshire

For things to do in Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes and other Buckinghamshire towns, browse our pick of the best attractions below or find a more comprehensive list of what to do and places to visit at the bottom of the page.

There is plenty to see and do in beautiful Buckinghamshire and an abundance of unique and appealing accommodation options to choose from, if you discover that you're not yet ready to leave.

List of things to do & places to visit for days out in Buckinghamshire

For more information about Buckinghamshire, including ideas for days out, attractions and events, view the list below for information on towns, villages and things to do in Buckinghamshire. Use the 'map view' button to find something near you today.

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Long Crendon Courthouse

Long Crendon Courthouse

Medieval courthouse The courthouse is a fine example of an early 15th-century timber-frame construction, set in an idyllic village. The ground...

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  1. Add Long Crendon Courthouse to your Itinerary

    Long Crendon Courthouse

    Type

    Historic Site

    Location

    Aylesbury


    Medieval courthouse

    The courthouse is a fine example of an early 15th-century timber-frame construction, set in an idyllic village. The ground floor (now tenanted) was the village poor house. You can visit an exhibition on the village in this property. Please note, there are very steep stairs...

  2. Add Princes Risborough to your Itinerary

    Princes Risborough

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    A pleasant and compact little town. Its unhurried main street has an interesting mix of shops and a brick Market House with open arcades. Behind this lie the church and Manor House.

  3. Add Wolverton to your Itinerary

    Wolverton

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    Location

    Milton Keynes

    Bordered by the Grand Union Canal to the North and East, Wolverton is a traditional railway town and today still sits astride the main London Euston to Birmingham rail line.

  4. Add Kraft Village to your Itinerary

    Kraft Village

    Type

    Museum

    Location

    High Wycombe

    Kraft Village
    High Wycombe Chair Making Museum exhibits tools used in making 4,700
    chairs a day in 1875. Brief demo of shave horse and pole lathe,exhibit of Windsor chairs
    Kraftinwood Woodturning Workshop. Large Contemporary Art Gallery
    Artist studios
    Browse the craft gift shop

  5. Add West Wycombe Park to your Itinerary

    West Wycombe Park

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    High Wycombe


    The elegant Palladian home of the Dashwood family and historic village

    West Wycombe Park is one of the most theatrical and Italianate of all English country houses and the Dashwood family home for over 300 years. Set in 45 acres of landscaped park, the house as we see it today is the creation...

  6. Add Dorney Court to your Itinerary

    Dorney Court

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Windsor

    Dorney Court is one of the country’s finest stately homes and any visit is a fascinating and unique experience.

  7. Add Newport Pagnell to your Itinerary

    Newport Pagnell

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    Location

    Newport Pagnell

    Newport Pagnell is a charming Buckinghamshire town with rich heritage. Find things to do and nearby attractions | Official tourist information guide

  8. Add Marlow to your Itinerary

    Marlow

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    The Thames is at its loveliest as it flows through this pleasant Georgian market town, spanned by an elegant suspension bridge built in 1832.

  9. Add Bletchley to your Itinerary

    Bletchley

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    Location

    Bletchley

    First recorded as Blechelai back in the 12th century, the market town of Bletchley,
    as it is now known, is a thriving urban area with a rich history.

  10. Add Go Ape at Wendover Woodland Park to your Itinerary

    Go Ape at Wendover Woodland Park

    Type

    Adventure Park / Playground

    Location

    Aston Clinton, Aylesbury

    This Go Ape course is set high up on the Northern crest of the Chiltern escarpment. You can enjoy the spectacular and idyllic views and wild landscape across Aylesbury Vale from high up in the tree-tops. There was a New Tarzan Swing for 2011, and breathtaking views of the Chiltern Escarpment. With...