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Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre

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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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Cliveden

Cliveden Parterre spring 2011

Glorious gardens overlooking the River Thames Set high above the Thames with far-reaching views, Cliveden’s impressive gardens and majestic...

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  1. Add Cliveden to your Itinerary

    Cliveden

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    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...

  2. Add Waddesdon to your Itinerary

    Waddesdon

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    Towns & Villages

    Location

    Waddesdon

    Waddesdon is a village within the Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire.

  3. 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.

  4. Ascott House and Gardens

    Type

    Historic House / Palace


    Ascott House is a half-timbered Jacobean farmhouse, transformed by the de Rothschild family towards the end of the 19th Century and is home to an exceptional collection of paintings, fine furniture and superb oriental porcelain. The extensive gardens are an attractive mix of formal and natural,...

  5. Add Olney to your Itinerary

    Olney

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    Towns & Villages

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    Olney

    Olney, a quiet market town and a short drive from the heart of Milton Keynes, was once a centre of lace-making and more recently the boot and shoe industry. It is a thriving, bustling community with plenty to offer visitors.

  6. Add Stoke Mandeville Stadium to your Itinerary

    Stoke Mandeville Stadium

    Type

    Venue Provider

    Location

    Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury

    Stoke Mandeville Stadium boasts the highest grade of facilities for our leading sportsmen and women as the Birthplace of the Paralympics and the National Centre for Disability Sport.

  7. Add Bletchley to your Itinerary

    Bletchley

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    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.

  8. Add Bletchley Park to your Itinerary

    Bletchley Park

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Milton Keynes

    Once Britain’s Best Kept Secret, today Bletchley Park is a heritage site and vibrant tourist attraction. Open daily, visitors can explore some of the iconic WW2 Codebreaking Huts and Blocks and marvel at the astonishing achievements of the Codebreakers whose work is said to have helped shorten the...

  9. Add Medmenham to your Itinerary

    Medmenham

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    Towns & Villages

    From the church of St Peter and St Paul, and old-world lane of attractive cottages and houses runs past a 15c. Manor House down to the Thames.

  10. Add Winslow to your Itinerary

    Winslow

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    Towns & Villages

    Location

    Winslow

    The historic market town of Winslow was first mentioned in 792 when King Offa gave the area to St Albans Abbey and the King had his very own hunting lodge on the outskirts of the town.