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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. 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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St Mary's Church Pitstone

St Mary's Church Pitstone

An unspoilt Medieval atmosphere St Mary’s is set on a hillside, below the Chiltern escarpment but above the new village stretching along the...

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  1. 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

  2. Add Wolverton to your Itinerary

    Wolverton

    Type

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Add Marlow to your Itinerary

    Marlow

    Type

    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.

  5. Add Claydon House to your Itinerary

    Claydon House

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Buckingham

    There is plenty to do for all the family; see the beautiful interiors of the 400 year old house, roam the restored estate gardens, picnic, or simply eat, drink and shop in the 18th century courtyard.

  6. Add Bekonscot Model Village & Railway to your Itinerary

    Bekonscot Model Village & Railway

    Type

    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...

  7. Buckinghamshire

    Type

    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.

  8. Add Dorney Court to your Itinerary

    Dorney Court

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Windsor

    Dorney Court is one of the country’s finest stately homes and any visit is a fascinating and unique experience.

  9. 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.

  10. Add Bletchley to your Itinerary

    Bletchley

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    Towns & Villages

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    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.