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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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Milton Keynes

Xscape, Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes has long since shed off its image as a concrete new town to become one of the most thriving locations in South East England. Day...

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  1. Add Milton Keynes to your Itinerary

    Milton Keynes

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    Towns & Villages

    Milton Keynes has long since shed off its image as a concrete new town to become one of the most thriving locations outside of London.

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

    Go Ape at Wendover Woodland Park

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    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...

  3. Add Buckingham Chantry Chapel to your Itinerary

    Buckingham Chantry Chapel

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    Historic Site

    Location

    Buckingham


    15th-century chapel, restored by Gilbert Scott in 1875

    Peruse the second hand books in atmospheric chapel restored by Gilbert Scott in 1875.

    A selection of hot drinks and snacks are available for you to enjoy in the bookshop

    For the latest prices and opening times please visit the National...

  4. Add Hambleden to your Itinerary

    Hambleden

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    Towns & Villages

    Location

    Henley On Thames

    Hambleden is one of the prettiest villages, in one of the most attractive valleys in the Chiltern Hills.

  5. 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...

  6. Add Marlow to your Itinerary

    Marlow

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    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.

  7. Add Chenies to your Itinerary

    Chenies

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    Towns & Villages


    This tiny village in the Chess Valley was well and truly on the map in Elizabethan times, as the Queen herself paid a visit to the Tudor Manor House here.

  8. Add Princes Risborough to your Itinerary

    Princes Risborough

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    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.

  9. Add Buckinghamshire Railway Centre to your Itinerary

    Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

    Type

    Railway

    Location

    Aylesbury

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

  10. Add Go Ape at Black Park to your Itinerary

    Go Ape at Black Park

    Type

    Adventure Park / Playground

    Location

    Wexham

    Go Ape is a tree-top adventure based in the heart of Black Park Country Park, near Slough. Take to the trees and experience high wires, tricky crossings, wind-in-your-face zip wires. There's also our epic off-road forest segway experience to enjoy.