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Things To Do in Buckinghamshire

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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 10 things to do in Buckinghamshire

For things to do in Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes and other Buckinghamshire towns, browse our pick of the best attractions below or find a more comprehensive list of what to do and places to visit at the bottom of the page.

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.

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 towns, villages and things to do in Buckinghamshire. Use the 'map view' button to find something near you today.

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  1. Princes Risborough

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    A pleasant and compact little town. Its unhurried main street has an interesting mix of shops and a brick Market House with open arcades. Behind this lie the church and Manor House.

  2. Woburn Abbey

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    Abbey / Priory

    Milton Keynes

    Drive through the different areas in the comfort of your own car and you will see lions at play on Simba Hill, tigers slinking out of the Tiger Woods, or you can spot bears and wolves prowling along the Navajo Trail.

  3. Speen

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    Speen is a small, vibrant village perched “on top of the Chilterns”. It is noted for its typical Buckinghamshire brick-and-flint architecture as well as the famous The Horse Trust’s Home of Rest for Horses

  4. Cliveden

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    Formal Garden

    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...

  5. Turville

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    Spreading outwards from a tiny green, the village of Turville nestles at the bottom of the valley overlooked by Turville Windmill, featured in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. St Mary's Church Pitstone

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    Leighton Buzzard

    St Mary's Church Pitstone

  9. Grand Union Canal

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    Milton Keynes

    The Grand Union Canal runs from London to Birmingham crossing straight through the Chilterns. Linking two of the UK’s biggest cities, it is a popular canal route, passing through a variety of surroundings and many picturesque settings.

  10. Stowe

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    Garden

    Stowe, Buckingham

    Over forty temples and monuments, laid out against an inspiring backdrop of lakes and valleys. Onsite facilities include a Visitor Centre, gift shop and tea-room.

  11. Buckingham Chantry Chapel

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    Historic Site

    Buckingham


    15th-century chapel, restored by Gilbert Scott in 1875

    Peruse the second hand books in atmospheric chapel restored by Gilbert Scott in 1875.

    A selection of hot drinks and snacks are available for you to enjoy in the bookshop

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  12. Bradenham

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    Forest

    High Wycombe


    Picturesque village in the Chiltern hills

    Scenic village with cottages clustered around a village green. 17th-century manor house (not open) and church provide impressive backdrop.

    Please note: designated parking at the village green above the...

  13. Ascott House and Gardens

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    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...

  14. Little Missenden

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    A secluded nook beside the river Misbourne, with an old-world, timeless air.

  15. 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.

  16. Marlow

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    The Thames is at its loveliest as it flows through this pleasant Georgian market town, spanned by an elegant suspension bridge built in 1832.

  17. Boarstall Tower

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    Historic Site

    Aylesbury


    14th-century moated gatehouse, built by John de Haudlo and once part of a fortified manor house, set in gardens. Discover seven centuries of history on one of our guided tours. 2012 marks the 700th birthday of this amazing tower

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  18. Winslow

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    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.

  19. Olney

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    Olney

    Olney, a quiet market town a short drive north from Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, was once a centre the shoe industry. Find nearby things to do & events

  20. Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

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    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.

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