Relax in a Buckinghamshire self-catering holiday cottage, an excellent way to enjoy a week-long or weekend break in this attractive corner of southern England. This ancient county is blessed with miles of historic bluebell and beech woods - perfect for walks and picnics. Book a cottage holiday for a weekend or for a full week - you won't be short of places to visit with so many woodland walks to enjoy and grand country houses to explore.
Buckinghamshire also has many towns worth visiting. For days out, visit Beaconsfield with its famous model village or leafy Great Missenden and its Roald Dahl Museum. Bustling High Wycombe has a modern theatre, the Swan, promoting plays and concerts with top names. Buckinghamshire is also home to the most National Trust properties in England such as Waddesdon Manor, often described as a 'fairytale house' having been built in the style of a French chateau. Other houses to put on your Buckinghamshire bucket list are Ascott House near Leighton Buzzard, Cleyden near Buckingham, Cliveden in Taplow and Benjamin Disraeli's Victorian home of Hughenden.
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Roald Dhal wrote most of his stories in Buckinghamshire - discover more about the man and his works at the fizzpoppingly wonderful Roald Dhal Museum in Great Missenden.
As well as its many National Trust properties, visits to one of England's best Tudor Manors, Dorney Court or the Rothschild mansion at Waddesdon are absolute musts. The County also boasts some magnificent gardens, perhaps the best-known being Stowe Gardens, reputed to be the finest horticultural work of art in England. Alternatively visit more highly acclaimed gardens such as those at The Old Thatch, Enid Blyton's former home or Chenies Manor.
Enjoy a riverside lunch alongside The Thames in Marlow and watch boaters on the River. Walk the Chiltern Hills which stretch across four counties, and where you will find many tasty gastro-pubs along the way. There are excellent shopping and market opportunities in High Wycombe and Aylesbury, and check out the world-famous Pinewood Film Studios in Iver Heath.
There's so much to do on holiday in this beautiful County. Heritage transport lovers can enjoy canal cruises along the Grand Union Canal or a steam train ride on the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway. Lovers of more modern vehicles may want to spend a day at Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix - but hosting many other motor-racing days throughout the year.
If you only want to walk - Buckinghamshire has over 2,500 miles of footpaths and trails meandering their way through idyllic countryside and the picturesque Chiltern Hills. You will stumble across many a quaint pub along the way for a hearty lunch washed down by one of the many real ales brewed within the County.