Research and Insights

The impact of tourism on the Buckinghamshire economy can be seen in the numbers of visitors to our great county and the amount of money they spend here, which bolster the 22,000+ jobs that the sector provides.

The impact of tourism on the Buckinghamshire economy can be seen in the numbers of visitors to our great county and the amount of money they spend here, which bolster the 22,000+ jobs that the sector provides.

Business community

  • Buckinghamshire has approximately 2,600 tourism-related businesses
  • There are 435 restaurants and 345 pubs and bars in Buckinghamshire
  • There are 460 cultural businesses in Buckinghamshire (artistic creation, museums, historical sites)

Employment

  • Buckinghamshire’s tourism sector provides 22,100 jobs in the county

Visitors

  • There were 317,000 visits to Buckinghamshire in 2018, up from 306,000 in 2017
  • Visitors to Buckinghamshire spent £156m in 2018, up from £115m in 2017

Economic impact (2016-2018)

  • 18.3 million day trips with a combined spend of £769 million
  • 2.3m overnight visitors with a combined spend of £160m
  • Total visitor spend: £929 million

Top visitor attractions (2018)

Attraction

Type

Visitors

Cliveden Historic Properties 495,464
Waddesdon Manor Historic Properties 471,890
Stowe Landscape Gardens Gardens 220,545
Stowe Historic Properties 208,644
Hughenden Manor  Historic Properties 148,264
Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre Museums & Art Galleries 60,000
Chiltern Open Air Museum Museums & Art Galleries 53,833
Milton Keynes Museum Museums & Art Galleries 52,955
Claydon House  Historic Properties 24,423
West Wycombe Park Historic Properties  20,863
The Trenchard Museum Museums & Art Galleries 10,250

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