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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. 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.

  2. Bletchley Park

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    Historic House / Palace

    Milton Keynes

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

  3. 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.

  4. St Mary's Church Pitstone

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    Leighton Buzzard

    St Mary's Church Pitstone

  5. Bletchley

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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.

  6. Ascott House and Gardens

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    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...

  7. Claydon House

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    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.

  8. West Wycombe

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    West Wycombe village is owned by the National Trust. Attractions here include West Wycombe Park, the Hell Fire Caves, the Church of St Lawrence and the Dashwood Mausoleum.

  9. 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.

  10. Kraft Village

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    Museum

    High Wycombe

    Kraft Village
    High Wycombe Chair Making Museum exhibits tools used in making 4,700
    chairs a day in 1875. Brief demo of shave horse and pole lathe,exhibit of Windsor chairs
    Kraftinwood Woodturning Workshop. Large Contemporary Art Gallery
    Artist...

  11. 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

    For the latest...

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. The Lee

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    The Lee sits around a very pretty village green in the heart of the Chilterns and has been described as "the most perfect village in England".

  15. 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'.

  16. Odds Farm Park

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    Farm

    High Wycombe

    Guaranteed to give you the Ahhhh factor, there's stacks of animal fun and indoor play at award winning children’s farm Odds Farm Park.
    Meet the farmers and get extra close to the animals in the Hands On Area.

  17. Waddesdon

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    Waddesdon

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.