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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, and dotted around all the stunning countryside and villages you’ll discover a wealth of charming country inns, many of which are destinations in themselves.

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.

Towns and 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 and villages within the county.

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High Wycombe

Eden Shopping, High Wycombe, Bucks

Buckinghamshire's largest town, once famous for its chair-making industry when it was known as 'the furniture capital of England'. Set in a steep...

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  1. Add High Wycombe to your Itinerary

    High Wycombe

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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.

  2. Add Great Missenden to your Itinerary

    Great Missenden

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    A large and attractive village with a narrow, curving High Street of half-timbered and Georgian houses, shops, inns and a 14th c. church.

  3. Buckinghamshire

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    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. Add Chenies to your Itinerary

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

  5. Add Waddesdon to your Itinerary

    Waddesdon

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    Waddesdon

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

  6. Add Olney to your Itinerary

    Olney

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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.

  7. Add Hambleden to your Itinerary

    Hambleden

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    Henley On Thames

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

  8. The Lee

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    The Lee sits around a very pretty village green in the heart of the Chilterns and has been described as "the most perfect village in England".

  9. Add Medmenham to your Itinerary

    Medmenham

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    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 Stony Stratford to your Itinerary

    Stony Stratford

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    Stony Stratford

    Set on the historic Roman road of Watling Street, Stony Stratford has a rich history stretching to every part of this traditional market town. As an important strategic travelling location, kings, queens, highwaymen and the military have all visited