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High Wycombe


Type:Towns & Villages

High Wycombe Tourist Information Centre, The Library, High wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2DH

Tel: 01494 421892

High Wycombe


Buckinghamshire's largest town and one time 'Furniture Capital of England', High Wycombe is a lively, modern location with plenty of tourist attractions & points of interest.

The town centre has some beautiful Georgian architecture, including the Little Market House (or Pepper Pot, as it's often known), and the stunning Guildhall. There has been a market in the high street since medieval times and you'll still find farmer's produce and goods for sale.

You must also check out the Eden Centre that priovides a range of high end shopping outlets iand restaurants as well as a host of leisure facilities including a gym, cinema and bowling alley. 

History and Heritage buffs should also visit National Trust's West Wycombe Park, an elegant country house set in 45 acres of landscaped beauty boasting unrivalled views of the Chilterns countryside.

High Wycombe also has the curious honour of being the only town to weigh its mayors in the annual tradition of Mayor Making. The tradition started to ensure that the mayor wasn't getting fat at the taxpayer's expense!

If you need a little peace and quiet after your shopping trip, head out to the beautiful, serene Chilterns Countryside surrounds High Wycombe on all sides. Situated towards the south of Buckinghamshire, High Wycombe makes an ideal day trip for tourists staying in London.

Things to do in High Wycombe

  • See the belongings of the Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, at the beautiful country home, Hughenden Manor.
  • Make a memorable visit to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre - an award-winning family museum located in nearby Great Missenden and dedicated to the wonderful and quirky children's author.
  • Head nearly 300 feet underground into a former chalk mine at the Hell Fire Caves.

High Wycombe Accommodation

If you're looking to stay in High Wycombe then the town offers plenty of places to stay. Clifton Lodge Hotel offers friendly, family run guest accommodation close to commerical centres in High Wycombe. The character Edwardian hotel offers a large garden, restaurant and bar for guests use as well as ample onsite parking and easy access to main roads and the town centre.

If you're looking for somewhere a little more rural to stay then look no further than Darehams Farm perched on the tail end of the Chiltern Hills. With it being very comfortable, the warm cottages boasts 1 to 3 bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, ideal for family stays.

Places to visit near Wycombe

High Wycombe Tourist Information Centre is on Pauls Row. Here you can find all kinds of information there, from events guides to accommodation suggestions. View the 'what's nearby' listings below for towns and villages near Wycombe or find out what's on in Wycombe and nearby this weekend in our Buckinghamshire events guide.


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