Once the county town of Buckinghamshire, as granted by Alfred the Great, Buckingham has had an abundance of historical references throughout the centuries.
Markets still play an important part in the town today with a street market every Tuesday and Saturday, a flea market every Saturday and specialist artisan and continental markets throughout the year.
The town is characterised by its fine array of Georgian buildings, the Old Gaol and Town Hall. The Old Gaol was one of the first purpose-built county gaols in England but today it houses a museum telling the complete history of Buckingham. You can find fascinating displays ranging from the Jurassic period through to the Viking occupation and on to the rich industrial history of the lace making era. The Gaol also contains the local tourist information office.
The tightly interwoven streets of the town are perfect for a gentle stroll to discover the many specialist shops, pubs and restaurants they contain. You can also take a walk up to the hill-top parish church of St Peter and St Paul or visit the Chantry Chapel, famous for being the oldest building in the town and for its unique Norman doorway.
Looking for a place to stay? Villiers Hotel is a Grade II listed building situated immediately opposite the former town hall. Recently renovated this four star hotel is situated in a superb town centre position so you are right in the heart of Buckingham. Eat at the restaurant's Duke's Bar and Restaurant or try some of the fantastic local restaurants that the town has to offer.
For more information about Buckingham, head to Discover Buckingham.