What is available locally?
The Chilterns are only 7 miles away. They
are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a great place
walking, horse or bike riding. You can view the Prime Minister’s
residence: Chequers or take a rest in one of the many pubs nestling
in the Chilterns.
There are several National Trust properties
Magnificent house and grounds in the style of a 16th-century French
Built for the Rothschilds in the late 19th century
The Kings Head in Aylesbury (visited
by Anne Boleyn, Henry VI and Oliver Cromwell)
Boarstall duck decoy. Rare survival
of a 17th-century decoy in working order. An ingenious device, using
a lake, a decoy man and a highly-trained dog
Long Crendon courthouse
. Early 15th-century
two-storeyed building. Fine example of early timber-frame construction.
Manorial courts were held there from the reign of Henry V
is a great place to take the kids for an ice
cream and a look at the windmill.
is the home of another windmill and the
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre where you can take a steam train ride.
If you like Roald Dahl you have two choices: the Bucks County
museum, in Aylesbury, where you can experience the Roald Dahl Children’s
gallery, or the Roald Dahl museum in Great Missenden.
There are good swimming pools locally in Thame and Aylesbury.
If you like a beer there are five pubs to choose from in the village and
many others in surrounding villages. The village holds an anual beer festival
usually in July.
Aylesbury the county town of Buckinghamshire is 5 miles
to the East. Ideal for modern shopping and historic buildings.
The attractive medieval market town of Thame
is just three miles to the West, a great place for gift shopping and refreshment.
It is also where you can find the local Waitrose supermarket.
Free parking in the town centre but beware of Tuesday which is market
day and parking is limited.
What is available a little further a field?
- The dreaming spires of Oxford are just fourty
five minutes away, an easy bus ride on the 280 that stops almost outside
- All that London has to offer is just 50 minutes
from Haddenham station. Trains run every half hour and take you direct
- Bekonscot model village is about 40 minutes away,
the world’s oldest model village.
- Whipsnade Wild Animal park is 25 miles away.
- Windsor is a great town to visit and only 30 miles
away, the castle and the Great Park make excellent days out. Legoland
is also in Windsor
- Stowe Landscape Gardens in the North of the county
has spectacular views of over 40 grade 1 listed monuments.
- Claydon house with connections to Florence Nightingale,
is another National Trust property. It is 20 miles to the north of
- Tring Natural History Museum is a really good place
to visit with children and only 15 miles away.
- Milton Keynes a modern city with its snow dome,
shopping malls and every other convenience - only 33 miles drive away
through the rolling north Buckinghamshire countryside.
- Bletchley Park - Home of the code breakers. Lots
to interest all the family and only 27 miles away