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  • 7th Mentmore Arts Festival

    7th Mentmore Arts Festival

    Mentmore

    Every year money is raised for local causes. In 2014, over £10,500 worth of art was sold and £5,000 was donated to Florence Nightingale …more

  • Rock Solid Sprint

    Rock Solid Sprint

    Milton Keynes

    Train insane to be crowned King or Queen of the Sprint as we turn obstacle racing on its head.RockSolid Sprint is just shy of 1 kilometre - packed w…more

  • Sheep Racing

    Sheep Racing

    High Wycombe

    Sheep Racing Returns To Odds Farm ParkFrom May Half TermThe ever popular Sheep Racing* returns to Odds Farm Park from May Half Term!With a special…more

  • Sheep Shearing & Wool Spinning

    Sheep Shearing & Wool Spinning

    High Wycombe

    Sheep Shearing & Wool Spinning At Odds Farm Park2329 MayAs part of a jam-packed Animal Activity and Demonstration Programme, Sheep Shearing is …more

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Of all the home counties Buckinghamshire, the heartland of high house prices and good schools, is surely the most beautiful. With the Chilterns, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at its heart and the River Thames running through it, this is a county that has helped to define England for centuries. A landscape of endless contrasting vistas from bustling market towns to tiny unspoiled villages, from country walks to river walks and also of incredible museums and ancient sites, Buckinghamshire surely has it all.

Of all the hundreds of museums and stately homes, the most famous is surely Bletchley Park, the historic site of British code-breaking activities during the Second World War, home of the famous Enigma machine and the birthplace of the computer. In addition Bletchley Park is also home to one of the largest collections of Churchill artefacts and memorabilia in the world.

Other historic places worth visiting include High Wycombe with its Museum at Castle Hill and its glorious heritage as a furniture making town, Marlow with its famous suspension bridge (built in 1831) and Georgian buildings (and also home to the poet Shelley and his wife Mary, creator of Frankenstein) and Amersham old town with its rows and rows of period cottages, period houses and assorted half-timbered buildings. Also worth checking out are Amershams weekly outdoor markets which have been running for hundreds of years.

For a more scenic look at Buckinghamshire head for the hillsthe Chiltern Hillsand experience Buckinghamshires own gorgeous Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Or why not spend a day strolling along the Thames as it flows through the county? Lastly, try the rolling fields of Aylesbury Vale, whether by bike or on foot, a delightful way to experience one of Englands true home-counties.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Buckinghamshire

Fun days out in Buckinghamshire

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Buckinghamshire, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Buckinghamshire

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Buckinghamshire.

Theme Parks in Buckinghamshire

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Buckinghamshire.

Museums in Buckinghamshire

Museums

Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Buckinghamshire

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.

Experiences

Experiences

Want to try your hand at something completely different? Try an experience...

Updated: 23/05/2015 16:43:40