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Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor

Aylesbury

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

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:

For more information about things to do, browse through the below selection of cities, towns and villages for great ideas, whatever your tastes or visit our Apps & Guides page for inspiration for all things Buckinghamshire, on the go on your mobile.

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 things to do towns and villages within the county. Use the 'map view' button to find something near you.

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Newport Pagnell

Newport Pagnell

First mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, Newport Pagnell is a charming Buckinghamshire town with a rich heritage. Standing next to the River...

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    Newport Pagnell

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    Newport Pagnell

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

  2. Add Buckinghamshire Railway Centre to your Itinerary

    Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

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    Railway

    Location

    Aylesbury

    Large collection of railway relics including, steam locomotives, railway carriages and equipment. Steam train rides available.

  3. Add Woburn Abbey to your Itinerary

    Woburn Abbey

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    Abbey / Priory

    Location

    Milton Keynes

    Drive through the different areas in the comfort of your own car and you will see lions at play on Simba Hill, tigers slinking out of the Tiger Woods, or you can spot bears and wolves prowling along the Navajo Trail.

  4. Add High Wycombe to your Itinerary

    High Wycombe

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    Towns & Villages

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    High wycombe

    Buckinghamshire's largest town and one time 'Furniture Capital of England', High Wycombe is a lively, modern location with plenty of attractions & points of interest.

  5. Add Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm & Eco Centre to your Itinerary

    Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm & Eco Centre

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    Farm

    Location

    Buckingham

    An environmentally friendly 44 acre rare breeds farm in Aylesbury Vale for all ages.

  6. Add Little Missenden to your Itinerary

    Little Missenden

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    Towns & Villages

    A secluded nook beside the river Misbourne, with an old-world, timeless air.

  7. Add Bekonscot Model Village & Railway to your Itinerary

    Bekonscot Model Village & Railway

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    Model / Miniature Village

    Location

    Beaconsfield

    Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is the world's oldest and original model village, opening for the first time in 1929.  Bekonscot delights visitors of all ages. It is a miniature wonderland with a large Gauge 1 railway, where nobody grows up. Sit-on railway*, remote controlled boats* and kiddie...

  8. Add Wolverton to your Itinerary

    Wolverton

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    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.

  9. Add Great Missenden to your Itinerary

    Great Missenden

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    Towns & Villages

    Great Missenden is a village in the Chiltern Hills of Buckinghamshire with plenty of thing to do, most famous as the home & resting place of Roald Dahl

  10. Add Bradenham to your Itinerary

    Bradenham

    Type

    Forest

    Location

    High Wycombe


    Picturesque village in the Chiltern hills

    Scenic village with cottages clustered around a village green. 17th-century manor house (not open) and church provide impressive backdrop.

    Please note: designated parking at the village green above the cricket pavilion

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