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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. 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

  2. Grand Union Canal

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    Natural Feature

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Lacey Green Windmill

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    Windmill

    Lacey Green

    A 17th century timber smock mill with original wooden machinery. Built in 1650 and restored during the last 30 years by The Chiltern Society.

  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. 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....

  7. 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...

  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. Buckinghamshire

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    Buckinghamshire, half an hour from central London; home to the rolling Chiltern Hills; countryside dotted with beech woods, historic houses, vibrant towns and traditional English villages.

  10. 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.

  11. 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".

  12. Buckingham Chantry Chapel

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    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

    For the latest...

  13. 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.

  14. Little Missenden

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

  15. 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.

  16. Long Crendon Courthouse

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    Historic Site

    Aylesbury


    Medieval courthouse

    The courthouse is a fine example of an early 15th-century timber-frame construction, set in an idyllic village. The ground floor (now tenanted) was the village poor house. You can visit an exhibition on the village in this...

  17. 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.

  18. 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'.

  19. Chesham

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    Chesham in Buckinghamshire is a market town built on a prehistoric holy site in the River Chess Valley. Find things to do, places to visit & nearby events

  20. 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.

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