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Great Missenden


Type:Towns & Villages

The Chiltern Hills at Great Missenden


A large and attractive village  in the Misbourne Valley in the Chiltern Hills with a narrow, curving High Street of half-timbered and Georgian houses, shops, inns and a 14th c. church. 

The 12th c. abbey is now used for conferences and courses. Author Roald Dahl lived at Gt Missenden and wrote many of his best-loved children's books here. The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is located in the High Street. The Museum, aimed at 6 to 12 year olds, features three interactive galleries. Boy gallery looks at Roald Dahl's school days while Solo gallery houses his original Writing Hut.

Five things to do within 20 minutes of Great Missenden

Have a look at the 'What's Nearby' listings below for places to visit near Great Missenden or for what's on, check out our Buckinghamshire events guide.


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What's Nearby

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