History & Heritage

Mesmerising museums and historic houses across the county tell fascinating tales of Buckinghamshire's varied past.

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Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor

A magnificent house and grounds in the style of a 16th-century French château.

Waddesdon Manor Gardens

Waddesdon Manor Gardens

Steeped in history, each part of the Gardens tell a different story.

Bucks Open Weekend

Bucks Open Weekend

Celebrating creativity and culture in Bucks 28th-31st July

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Hidden gems and great adventures

Hidden gems and great adventures

Buckinghamshire holds many marvels and wonders to enchant and delight...

Historical highlights

Historical highlights

Bucks has a rich heritage, from the battle scars of the Civil War to the golden age of steam, home to powerful families & famous individuals

Roald Dahl Tour

Roald Dahl Tour

Roald Dahl is one of Bucks’ most famous authors & is celebrated in two museums, as well as having an annual festival in his honour.

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Langley Country Park

Langley Country Park

Beautiful, tranquil and historic with a variety of habitats for wildlife and year round activities for all.

Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway

Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway

Award Winning heritage railway steaming alongside the Chiltern Hills between Princes Risborough and Chinnor stations.

Danesfield House Hotel

Danesfield House Hotel

Danesfield House Hotel and Spa is located between Marlow and Henley-on-Thames in Buckinghamshire, just 30 minutes away from central London.

Spa Illuminata at Danesfield House Hotel

Spa Illuminata at Danesfield House Hotel

Spa Illuminata Danesfield House invites you into a luxurious world of wellbeing where you can relax and unwind in its tranquil surroundings.

The Silverstone Interactive Museum

The Silverstone Interactive Museum

An exciting visitor attraction exploring Silverstone, the home of British motor racing.

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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Visit the Roald Dahl Museum, a great little family attraction in Great Missenden, the heart of Roald Dahl Country.

Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park

Discover Britain's best kept secret!

Chiltern Open Air Museum

Chiltern Open Air Museum

45 acres of grounds and gardens are now open to explore. Woodland, Village Green, 'Dig for Victory' allotment and Adventure playground.

Hughenden

Hughenden

Country home of the Victorian statesman Benjamin Disraeli and secret map making base during the Second World War

Finest Hour Experiences

Finest Hour Experiences

If you're looking for an unforgettable escapade you've landed in the right place.

Chalfont St Giles

Chalfont St Giles

Historic village in the heart of the Chilterns in Buckinghamshire.

National Paralympic Heritage Centre at Stoke Mandeville

National Paralympic Heritage Centre at Stoke Mandeville

At the birthplace of the Paralympics, learn about how it all began with the inspirational story of Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann.

Dorney Court

Dorney Court

One of England’s finest Tudor Manor Houses. Dorney Court welcomes visitors every afternoon in August promising a safe and happy experience.

Midsomer on the Misbourne

Midsomer on the Misbourne

A new Midsomer Trail has been launched and fans can now follow in the footsteps of DCI Barnaby through the Misbourne Valley.

Stowe House

Stowe House

Visit one of Britain's finest 18th Century hidden gems...

Discover Bucks Museum and the Roald Dahl Children's Gallery

Discover Bucks Museum and the Roald Dahl Children's Gallery

Explore 5 new fabulous galleries plus the Roald Dahl Children's Gallery in the heart of historic Aylesbury

West Wycombe Park & Village

West Wycombe Park & Village

Set in 45 acres of landscaped grounds, West Wycombe Park is a Palladian gem that has been the Dashwood family home for over 300 years.

Amersham Museum

Amersham Museum

Amersham Museum is an award winning museum located in a 15th century building in the heart of old Amersham.

Electric Life Cycling

Electric Life Cycling

Electric bike hire based in Ivinghoe - perfect for exploring the beautiful Chiltern hills and beyond

Buckingham Tourist Information Centre

Buckingham Tourist Information Centre

Buckingham Information Centre is in the heart of the town, located in the Old Gaol.

Turn End

Turn End

Peter Aldington's three village houses (The Turn, Middle Turn, Turn End) in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire...

Capture the Chiltern Hills

Capture the Chiltern Hills

Experiential Photography Walks: Capture a unique view of the Chiltern Hills on your smartphone with award-winning photographer Matt Writtle

Mary Does Marlow Does Royalty

Mary Does Marlow Does Royalty

Join 'Mary Shelley' for a monstrously majestic stroll around beautiful Marlow. Penned especially for the Jubilee!

Magpies and Butterflies classic Dutch Barge river trips

Magpies and Butterflies classic Dutch Barge river trips

Skippered river trips on the Thames starting from and returning to Bourne End marina. Suitable for up to 6 people. Half days and full days

Canons Ashby National Trust

Canons Ashby National Trust

A tranquil Tudor manor house set in rare terraced gardens, with the 'antient' Dryden family at its heart.

Chenies Manor House

Chenies Manor House

Chenies Manor House is one of the UK’s finest Tudor Mansion Houses. Garden Vists, Weddings, Exhibitions, Events, Functions, Filming

Chiltern Trike Tours

Chiltern Trike Tours

Experience the beautiful Chilterns area in a unique way with a chauffeured trike tour.

Lacey Green Windmill

Lacey Green Windmill

England's oldest Smock Windmill, with original timber machinery from 1650, restored since 1971 by The Chiltern Society.

Marlow Museum

Marlow Museum

We are a modest museum affiliated to the Association of Independent Museums but an independent registered charity.

Claydon House

Claydon House

Discover sumptuous interiors, explore the grounds, step back in time, or go on an adventure - there's so much to see and do at Claydon.

Cliveden

Cliveden

Formerly home of the Astor family, the National Trust's Cliveden has glorious gardens overlooking the Thames in Berkshire.

Jordans Quaker Meeting House

Jordans Quaker Meeting House

Historic Quaker Meeting House, built in 1688, with modern extension and facilities.

CARINA HASLAM ART GALLERY

CARINA HASLAM ART GALLERY

An art gallery based in the gardens of Chenies Manor selling oil paintings and sculptures.

Wendover Woods

Wendover Woods

Come and explore Wendover Woods.

Red Fox Cycling: Escape the City to the Chilterns

Red Fox Cycling: Escape the City to the Chilterns

Escape the City to the Chilterns: a Weekend Cycling Adventure. 17th/18th Aug, 14th/15th Sept.

Stowe

Stowe

Picture-perfect views, winding paths, lakeside walks and temples create this timeless landscape.

Pipsticks Walks

Pipsticks Walks

At Pipsticks Walks we share our passion for the Chilterns to give you a unique and inspiring walking experience - more than just walk!

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

Come for steam train rides on Sundays, plus ride the miniature railway, watch the model trains, visit the Railway Museum, plus lots more!

Milton's Cottage

Milton's Cottage

The only surviving residence of poet & parliamentarian, John Milton - and the place where he completed his epic masterpiece, Paradise Lost.

Masons Minibus & Coach Hire Ltd

Masons Minibus & Coach Hire Ltd

Minibus & Coach Hire, Day Trips, Holidays & Lunch Clubs

Trenchard Museum

Trenchard Museum

The Trenchard Museum, at RAF Halton, collects and displays items which relate to the history of this 105-year-old military establishment.

Stonor Park

Stonor Park

Home to the Stonor Family for 850 years.

Wycombe Museum

Wycombe Museum

A local museum with collections from the furniture industry and local history.

Marlow Public Boat Trips

Marlow Public Boat Trips

40-minute return boat trips.

Chesham Musical Theatre Company

Chesham Musical Theatre Company

Based in the beautiful Chiltern Hills, we are one of the oldest amateur musical theatre companies in the area, having started in 1922.

Little Chalfont Nature Park

Little Chalfont Nature Park

Little Chalfont Nature Park, in the heart of Little Chalfont, is a beautiful natural oasis created by and for the community.

Hellfire Caves

Hellfire Caves

Go on an adventure deep under the hills at the Hellfire Caves in West Wycombe.

Henley Hosts

Henley Hosts

Guided Walking Tour of 'Henley's History and it's Midsomer Murders Locations.'

Freya Jones - Spinning and Fibrecraft

Freya Jones - Spinning and Fibrecraft

An Aladdin's cave of materials and inspiration for Felt makers, Spinners, Weavers and Mixed media artists

Alexandra Buckle

Alexandra Buckle

Alexandra Buckle Solo Printmaking Exhibition at Claydon Estate, featuring the #50prints2017

Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre

Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre

The Colne Valley Regional Park visitor centre has up-to-date leaflets on walks, events, activities and places to visit across the region.

Buckingham Canal

Buckingham Canal

A section of the Buckingham has been restored and is a great place to visit.

Visit the Chilterns

Visit the Chilterns

A website with everything you need to know about the Chilterns so you can get the most out of your visit.

Buckingham Old Gaol

Buckingham Old Gaol

Buckingham Old Gaol Located in the heart of historic market town of Buckingham, the iconic Old Gaol was built in 1748.

The Little Trip Boat

The Little Trip Boat

Narrowboat trips on the Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal, everyone welcome for an hour and a half mini adventure!

Buckinghamshire Archives

Buckinghamshire Archives

We are the Archive and Local Studies hub for Bucks.

Chesham Museum

Chesham Museum

Collection of objects and photographs illustrating Chesham's history and especially its various industries.

Bill Gwynne Rally School

Bill Gwynne Rally School

Rally driving days with Bill Gwynne Rally School in Northamptonshire. Book your rally experience!

Arts at Stowe

Arts at Stowe

Arts at Stowe brings incredible music, art, and theatre, for all ages and tastes to Stowe.

Ashridge Electric Bike Tour

Ashridge Electric Bike Tour

A guided cycle ride in the English countryside, visiting places of historical interest and enjoying a cream tea at a local vineyard.

Cycling, Walking and Touring

Cycling, Walking and Touring

Our tours offer a unique way to discover the hidden delights of Buckinghamshire and The Chilterns

Chalk Cherries & Chairs

Chalk Cherries & Chairs

Chalk, Cherries & Chairs is an exciting Lottery-funded project inspiring people to learn about and get involved as Chilterns champions.

Little Missenden Church

Little Missenden Church

Roman, Saxon, Norman: 2000 years of history, a unique ensemble of medieval wall paintings, a 'Time Traveller's Treat'.

Midsomer Murders in Thame

Midsomer Murders in Thame

Thame is one of the most frequently used filming locations for the popular ITV series, Midsomer Murders.

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