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Buckinghamshire is one of the home counties in England and is also home to many towns that are part of the London commuter belt. Although the county is close to central London there is still a lot of beautiful places here including Chiltern Hills an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Population of Buckinghamshire
Top 4 Places to Visit in Buckinghamshire
Named after the original small village, Milton Keynes also known as MK was one of the new towns built after WWII under the new towns act 1946.
The town was officially designated as a new town on 23rd January 1967 and quickly developed into what is now a thriving area, previous to the development excavations on the land were carried out and it was discovered that the area was rich in evidence of human settlement from the Neolithic period.
There are many amazing attractions in this area one of the best is Xscape an award-winning complex offering a fantastic range of attractions such as indoor skydiving, cinema, snow zone, casino and much more, all the activities are indoor so whatever the weather you can have fun.
Gulliver’s Dinosaur Farm park in Milton Keynes is another fantastic family day out, with rides suitable for the whole family, Dinosaur Land, Nerf Park and Splash Zone it is a great fun family day out.Search Hotels Here
Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire is an old market town that has more than a few interesting historical pubs.
The oldest pub here in Aylesbury is The Kings Head, historically a coaching inn the pub it dates back to the 13th century and still holds many of its original features and timber frames, the pub has its fair share of resident ghosts one of the most often seen is a maid who fell to her death here in the 1990’s.
Aylesbury is also home to the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, get lost in Roald Dahl’s magical world where the characters all come to life telling you their stories.
The gallery is fantastic for children’s imaginations, full of colour and life, it really encourages an interest in literature too.Search Hotels Here
The former county town of Buckinghamshire is full of fine Georgian buildings and the Buckingham Old Goal which sits in the centre.
Built-in 1748 the Old Goal gives you an insight of the punishment that was carried out here years ago, it is one of the most popular attractions in the area and during the school holidays, there are quite often special events running here.
Stowe landscape and gardens is a very interesting attraction in Buckinghamshire, the gardens were created by a family that were so rich they had more money than the King!
The gardens contain over 40 monuments and temples, a Georgian bridge, river and much more. You can go on nature trails following maps and colouring sheets to see what wildlife you can find hidden here.
In the town centre, you can discover many independent shops especially in the hidden quarter part of the town.Search Hotels Here
High Wycombe is the diamond of Buckinghamshire, situated in the stunning countryside of the Chiltern Hills this town has many hidden must-see attractions.
The Hellfire Caves are one of the most interesting man-made sites we have visited in England! It is said that there is evil within them and many different ghosts live there! T
The caves are marvelous themselves, inside there winding tunnels with rooms and a large banqueting hall; they were dug out between 1748 and 1752 for Frances Dashwood who would hold secret meetings in the caves for the Hellfire Club he was a member off, nobody knows exactly what went on at these meetings but it was known that the members generally wished to take part in socially perceived immoral acts.
The caves have been open to the public for many years but it was only really known by locals until the 1950’s when they were more advertised. Any proceeds from the caves are donated to charity and to help preserve local areas with the National Trust.
Another very interesting historical site here in High Wycombe is Hughenden, the country house of Benjamin Disraeli where a large secret map making operation took place here during the second world war, there were over 100 personal drawing up maps here of bomb sites!
Within the house, you can see secret war rooms from the second world war and discover why this house was high in Hitlers hit list in the UK! You can also visit the ice room where the soldiers would play pranks on each other.Search Hotels Here
Location of airports in Buckinghamshire
London Luton Airport
At just 26 miles away from Buckinghamshire, London Luton is the nearest airport. The travel time is approximately 40 minutes.
Heathrow Airport is the next closest to Buckinghamshire, the total distance is 35 miles away which takes around 1 hour travel time.
London Stanstead Airport
London Stanstead is 64 miles away from Buckinghamshire which takes approximately 1 hour and and 10 minutes by car.
London Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport is a lot further than the other three airports but it is still reachable. It takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes and is 75 miles away.
The best nightlife in Buckinghamshire happens in Marlow which is around 18 miles away.
Although Marlow isn’t the liveliest place to go for a drink in Buckinghamshire we think for experience it is definitely the best the best place to go as there are some unique venues here that will make your night the most memorable one ever!
The Sjip is a 16th century pub with original wooden floors and beams, in winter there is a real log fire to get cosy by and it also has a lovely garden perfect for summer drinks. The atmosphere is one of the best, the staff and locals are really friendly and chatty and the character of the pub really make the experience here even better.
Baroosh is a really upmarket cocktail bar that does the best cocktails you will ever taste in your life! Up until 6pm families are welcome and they serve the most delicious home cooked food, after 6pm then it is over 21’s only, you can enjoy a relaxing glass of wine next to one of the fire pit tables! they even have a real wood fired pizza oven which is great if you get peckish later on!
Scenery and places to see
There are so many unique countryside villages and towns in Buckinghamshire, surrounded by the rolling Chiltern Hills and strecthes of ancient woodland this area is a walkers paradise!
Another stunning area is the ancient Ridgeway, the Ridgeway stretches Wiltshire all the way to Livinghoe Beacon which is near to Tring and even passes the Prime Minster’s Countryside retreat down the drive of Chequers.
The history here in Buckinghamshire mostly dates back to the Anglo-Saxon period however, when the plan for the new town – which is now Milton Keynes was put into place excavations on the land were carried out before building started.
It was discovered that there was evidence of human settlement here dating back to both the Stone age and Bronze age from with various tools and bones that were uncovered!