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Great Missenden


Type:Towns & Villages

The Chiltern Hills at Great Missenden


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

The 12th c. abbey is now used for conferences and courses. Author Roald Dahl lived at Gt Missenden and wrote many of his best-loved children's books here. The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is located in the High Street. The Museum, aimed at 6 to 12 year olds, features three interactive galleries. Boy gallery looks at Roald Dahl's school days while Solo gallery houses his original Writing Hut.

Five things to do within 20 minutes of Great Missenden

Have a look at the 'What's Nearby' listings below for places to visit near Great Missenden or for what's on, check out our Buckinghamshire events guide.


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Map & Directions

What's Nearby

  1. Roald Dahl Trail

    The Roald Dahl Trail reveals the secret of where to go and what to see for an absolutely...

    0.06 miles away
  2. Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

    The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, in Great Missenden is where Roald Dahl...

    0.43 miles away
  3. The Horse Trust

    Pay a visit to the oldest horse charity in the world, established in 1886 to help the...

    3.91 miles away
  1. Hughenden Manor

    Stunning photos and little known facts about this Victorian home of Prime Minister and...

    4.14 miles away
  2. Chesham Moor Gym & Swim Centre

    Take a dip in a virtually chemical free crystal clear outdoor swimming pool at a constant...

    4.29 miles away
  3. Amersham Museum

    Amersham Museum is located in the oldest house in Amersham. The museum has a collection...

    4.51 miles away
  4. Lacey Green Windmill

    A 17th century timber smock mill with original wooden machinery. Built in 1650 and...

    4.7 miles away
  5. Bradenham

    Picturesque village in the Chiltern hills

    Scenic village with cottages clustered...

    5.02 miles away
  6. Kraft Village

    Kraft Village
    High Wycombe Chair Making Museum exhibits tools used in making...

    5.47 miles away
  7. West Wycombe Park

    The elegant Palladian home of the Dashwood family and historic village

    West Wycombe...

    5.99 miles away
  8. Bekonscot Model Village & Railway

    Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is the world's oldest and original model village,...

    6.72 miles away
  9. Go Ape at Wendover Woodland Park

    This Go Ape course is set high up on the Northern crest of the Chiltern escarpment. You...

    7.65 miles away
  10. Stoke Mandeville Stadium

    Stoke Mandeville Stadium boasts the highest grade of facilities for our leading sportsmen...

    7.96 miles away
  11. Hell Fire Caves

    Caves dug into chalk hillside extending to approximately 0.75 mile. Enter through a flint...

    8.15 miles away
  12. Chiltern Open Air Museum

    Chiltern Open Air Museum is home to over 30 historic buildings, spanning 2000 years of...

    8.49 miles away
  13. Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway

    We are a standard gauge railway operating both steam and diesel hauled train services...

    8.56 miles away
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