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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. Amersham Old Town

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    A typical Chilterns town at its picturesque best. Its compact centre has a broad High Street of half-timbered houses and cottages, an arcaded market hall, award-winning museum, pretty church and memorial gardens and an excellent selection of shops.

  2. Beaconsfield

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    Beaconsfield is a small market town in Buckinghamshire with plenty of things to do including the world's oldest model village and popular farm park.

  3. Buckingham

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    Buckingham

    Buckingham is a town characterised by its fine array of Georgian buildings & the Old Gaol and Town Hall. Learn about the town & what there is to do nearby.

  4. 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.

  5. Dorney Court

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    Windsor

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Waddesdon Manor

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    Aylesbury

    Waddesdon, a French Renaissance-style château, is set in the heart of Buckinghamshire.  Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild built the Manor in the 1870s to entertain his guests and display his collection of art treasures. It houses one of the finest…

  9. 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.

  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. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Woburn Abbey

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    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.

  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. Queens Park Arts Centre & Limelight Theatre

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    Aylesbury

    Offering over 70 weekly arts and crafts workshops, live comedy, music and theatre as well as exhibitions and demonstrations, Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre has something for everyone.

  17. Bekonscot Model Village & Railway

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    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.…

  18. High Wycombe

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    High wycombe

    Buckinghamshire's largest town & once 'Furniture Capital of England', High Wycombe is a lively, modern place with many attractions & points of interest.

  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. Chiltern Open Air Museum

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    CHALFONT ST. GILES

    Discover 2000 years of Chilterns history by exploring over 30 historic buildings that were the workplace or homes of ordinary people. Learn about traditional skills, farming, lifestyle and local history while taking in the beautiful scenery of the…

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