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Bekonscot Model Village

Bekonscot Model Village

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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.

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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Buckinghamshire is situated just half an hour from central London and easily accessed by both road and rail. Within a stone’s throw of the nation’s...

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  1. Buckinghamshire

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    Towns & Villages

    Buckinghamshire, half an hour from central London; home to the rolling Chiltern Hills; countryside dotted with beech woods, historic houses, vibrant towns and traditional English villages.

  2. Add Chesham to your Itinerary

    Chesham

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    Grew up around St Mary's Church, built on a prehistoric holy site in the valley of the River Chess.

  3. Add Queens Park Arts Centre & Limelight Theatre to your Itinerary

    Queens Park Arts Centre & Limelight Theatre

    Type

    Arts Centre

    Location

    Aylesbury

    Offering over 70 weekly arts and crafts workshops, live comedy, music and theatre as well as exhibitions and demonstrations, Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre has something for everyone.

  4. Add Pitstone Windmill to your Itinerary

    Pitstone Windmill

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    Windmill

    One of the oldest post mills in Britain baring the date 1627 .

  5. Add Cliveden to your Itinerary

    Cliveden

    Type

    Formal Garden

    Location

    Maidenhead


    Glorious gardens overlooking the River Thames

    Set high above the Thames with far-reaching views, Cliveden’s impressive gardens and majestic woodlands capture the grandeur of a bygone age.

    Follow in the footsteps of dukes, earls and royalty as you explore a series of gardens, each with their...

  6. Add Newport Pagnell to your Itinerary

    Newport Pagnell

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    Towns & Villages

    Location

    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 Great Ouse and the River Ouzel (Lovat) the town was an important stopping place for travellers in the ag

  7. Add Fingest to your Itinerary

    Fingest

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    Fingest is often described as the perfect example of an unspoilt village, with medieval and Georgian cottages clustered around the churchyard, nestling in the Chiltern Hills.

  8. Add Milton Keynes to your Itinerary

    Milton Keynes

    Type

    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.

  9. Add St Mary's Church Pitstone to your Itinerary

    St Mary's Church Pitstone

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    Church / Chapel

    Location

    Leighton Buzzard

    St Mary's Church Pitstone

  10. Add Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre to your Itinerary

    Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

    Type

    Museum

    Location

    Great Missenden

    The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, in Great Missenden is where Roald Dahl (1916-1990) lived and wrote many of his well-loved books. This great little award-winning Museum, aimed at 6 to 12 year olds and their families, has fun galleries.