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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. Fingest

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    Fingest is often described as the perfect example of an unspoilt village, with medieval and Georgian cottages clustered around the churchyard, nestling in the Chiltern Hills.

  2. 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...

  3. Waddesdon

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    Waddesdon

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

  4. St Mary's Church Pitstone

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    Leighton Buzzard

    St Mary's Church Pitstone

  5. Speen

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    Towns & Villages

    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

  6. Wolverton

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    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.

  7. Milton Keynes

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    Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire is one of the most northern towns in South East England. Find towns and villages nearby, things to do and events.

  8. Waddesdon Manor

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    Aylesbury

    This National Trust property houses the Rothschild Collection of art treasures and wine cellars. It also features spectacular grounds with an aviary, parterre and woodland playground, licensed restaurants, gift and wine shops.

  9. Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm & Eco Centre

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    Farm

    Buckingham

    An environmentally friendly 44 acre rare breeds farm in Aylesbury Vale for all ages.

  10. Bletchley Park

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    Milton Keynes

    Explore, experience and enjoy the once top-secret world of iconic Codebreaking Huts and Blocks set within an atmospheric Victorian estate.

  11. 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.

  12. Newport Pagnell

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    Newport Pagnell

    Newport Pagnell is a charming Buckinghamshire town with rich heritage. Find things to do and nearby attractions | Official tourist information guide

  13. Boarstall Duck Decoy

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    Aylesbury


    A rare survival of a 17th century duck decoy

    The Boarstall Duck Decoy is one of only a few remaining in the country and provides a fascinating insight into a rare aspect of British rural life.

    The Duck Decoy is surrounded by ancient woodland,...

  14. Boarstall Tower

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    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

    For the latest...

  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. 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...

  17. Chenies

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

  18. Bradenham

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    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...

  19. 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.

  20. Little Missenden

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

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