and towns in South Buckinghamshire
located 27 miles north west of London. The streets of the
Old Town have the same general appearance that they had during
the 17th and 18th centuries. Amersham is split in two, Amersham
Old town, the historic market town and Amersham-on-the-Hill.
The reason that Amersham-on-the-Hill was established was mainly
due to the Metropolitan Railway and that later became Metropolitan
line of the London Underground.
is the County town of Buckinghamshire. It is a market
town and although very much developed still retains a lot
of its original character. Whenever Aylesbury is mentioned,
what often first springs to mind is the famous breed of duck
that originated in the town. The Aylesbury Duck is
thought to have evolved during the early years of the 18 Century.
The town has train connections
to London and Birmingham.
The beautiful town of Beaconsfield is located near the
Chiltern Hills with the A40 London - Oxford running through
the Old Town and the M40 bypassing it to one side. It has
an historic Old Town and bustling New Town, surrounded by
Green Belt and ancient woodland.
Amersham the town is divided. The original old town
with All Saints Church in the centre and colourful hotels,
pubs and shops and the "new town" like Gerrards
Cross that developed after the London Marlylebone railway
line was built. The new town is also home to another town/village,
right in the heart of the town, that is well known - Bekonscot
is the oldest and most well renowned model village in the
world. At Forty Green a short drive away is The Royal Standard
of England - the pub is reported to be the oldest Free House
in England. Other Local Villages Jordans famous for
the Quaker Meeting House, Seer Green and Knotty
Green. Beaconsfield had a film industry when in
1922 the Beaconsfield Studios (located between old and new
towns) were opened. It stayed as a film studio till 1964,
but in 1993 became the National Film and Television School
and one of its greatest successes came eight years later when
a student completed his examination film and it was nominated
for an Oscar. The student was Nick Park and the film was Wallace
and Gromit's - A Grand Day Out.
a thriving town located by the River Thames between Marlow
and Cookham in Berks. It has an excellent selection of shops,
schools and restaurants and is well situated for M40, M4 and
M25 road connections. Local villages Flackwell Heath.
is no longer a typical English village spreading out onto
to the Slough Trading estate / Cippenham borders, the M4 and
London Paddington - South Wales railway. Very close by is
the forest area known as Burnham Beeches. There are about
500 acres of woodland owned by the Corporation of London.
This forest area has been freequently used for filming (often
in conjunction with Pinewood Studios at Iver Heath) and the
area has "doubled" for the Malayan Jungle, Robin
Hood's Sherwood Forest and Carry on films.
St Peter is located on the main A413 between London and
Aylesbury. It lies in a valley on the spur of the Chiltern
Hills. The village street still retains most of its original
character and although a new shopping centre was built in
the 1960's the distinctive hill rising from the shopping centre
with shops only on one side for the majority of the road looks
very similar to it did in the 1950's.
St Giles Lies
about 3 miles south east of Amersham just off the A413. It
is a picturesque village with church, pond, village green,
shops and pubs. It's history goes back for nearly 2000 years
with a Roman road running through it. It is well known for
"Milton's Cottage" home of the poet John Milton.
The village has expanded onto the main A413 towards Chalfont
St Peter and up the hill towards Little Chalfont and that
area houses some very large properties.
after the London Marlylebone railway came to the area.It was
nicknamed a few years ago by local personality estate agent
as "Tumbledown Tesco Town" after the supermarket
that Tesco was building collapsed over the railway line below.
iInitially there was the development of shops and houses was
on the Chalfont St Peter side, but during the 1950's on the
other side of the railway bridge the development continued
and housing now spreads south (was the common intervening)
across the A40 down towards Stoke Poges and Slough. Like Beaconsfield
it is now amongst some of the most expensive areas to live
in, in England
Common and Farnham Royal - Farnham Royal was
the original village complete with village pump and pubs on
the junction of the Slough - Beaconsfield - Stoke Poges Road.
It is on the border of Burnham Beeches. Farnham Common
is to the north and the shopping centre with pubs and
restaurants is located along the road going towards Beaconsfield.
Other villages close by include Hedgerley and Fulmer.
and the surrounding villages
are well-regarded in Buckinghamshire. Situated two miles north
of High Wycombe in the heart of the Chiltern Hills. the villages
benefit from all the necessary amenities including local shops.
places of worship, restaurants, public houses and schools
which cater for children of all ages.
is surrounded by a network of delightful and extremely popular
villages including Penn, Tylers Green, Widmer End and Holmer
Green. These villages are very accessible to British Rail
stations at High Wycombe. Beaconsfield and also Amersham where
the Metropolitan line is available. Three M40 junctions are
within a fifteen minute drive giving access to the M4, M25
Chiltern villages have always been highly sought after,
mainly due to the easy access to London whilst still retaining
its close proximity to open countryside, making it an ideal
location for both families and the commuter.
and the. surrounding villages have many areas of 'Outstanding
Natural Beauty' and open countryside is never more than a
few minutes walk. Hazlemere has two recreational areas where
many community activities take place including sports and
annual village fetes. Hazlemere Golf & Country Club is situated
to the east of the village.
local schools are extremely popular due their high standing
in the National League Tables and as Buckinghamshire still
has the 11 + and Grammar School system, many young families
find the area particularly attractive.
and surrounding villages are within the catchment area
of a number of local Grammar Schools. All of these schools
have excellent academic results, however, should private education
be a requirement there are several private schools including
Wycombe Abbey which has repeatedly topped the league tables.
centre of Hazlemere and nearby villages offer an excellent
choice of restaurants and pubs, many of the countryside pubs
boast large gardens which are extremely popular during the
Summer months. Local shopping facilities are available in
most villages including Hazlemere Crossroads and the highly
reputed Park Parade Centre. A wider range of shops can be
found at High Wycombe, Beaconsfield or Amersham.
is a thriving market town surrounded by beautiful countryside
and is the largest town In Buckinghamshire. It offers a complete
mix of amenities including excellent retail facilities. landscaped
gardens. theatres as well as sporting and leisure clubs.
along the Wye Valley from West Wycombe In the West to Loudwater
and Wooburn In the East.
Guildhall High Wycombe
Wycombe was once a world renowned town for Its
furniture industry which began In the 17th Century. Today
High Wycombe Is better known for technology and business with
large modern business parks nearby and successful local enterprises.
time out is easy with a wide range of arts and entertainment
facilities and events. Including:-
village still has the traditional High street that has
not changed much in years with a pub and Church located on
the road out to Uxbridge.
Park is the most southerly, now bordered by the M4 and
M25. It developed around Iver railway station after the First
World War and has a few shops and like the other two "Ivers"
apart from several new housing developments has not changed
much in the last forty years. All three villages are very
much commuter zones.
Richings Park lies at the tip of Bucks and is approximately
1.5 miles to the Middlesex border and West Drayton and similar
distance the other way to Langley and the Berkshire Border.
(Before county boundary changes last century Langley, Slough,
Datchet and Eton were in Bucks and the River Thames formed
the county boundary). You can therefore actually visit 3 counties
in under 5 minutes!.
miles west of the centre of London situated on the River Thames
and surrounded by beautiful countryside, with the Chiltern
Hills to the north. Marlow is in Buckinghamshire but is very
near the Berkshire border (the River Thames) and about 6 miles
from the Oxfordshire border. (below High Street)
Oxford about 25 miles to the north west and Reading about
15 miles to the south west. Marlow's closest towns are High
Wycombe 5 miles to the north, Henley-on-Thames to the south
west and Maidenhead, Slough and Windsor to the south east
and Beaconsfield to the north east.
Left: All Saints Church, W Tierney Clarke
Suspension Bridge & River Thames
town is very prosperous and is a big tourist base, either
from the River Thames or the interesting town centre.
Regatta is normally held in the third week of June on
the Thames, (about ten days before Henley Regatta). It has
an excellent variety of places to enjoy a drink, or meal or
both either in the town centre or within minutes of the town
centre. In the surrounding countryside there are many pubs
where you can relax in a real English country atmosphere.
villages include Marlow Bottom, Little Marlow, Medenham
and Bisham. Bisham is the home to Bisham Abbey - The
National Sports Centre.
and Great Missenden - Located high up on the Chiltern
Hills, surrounded by delightful Buckinghamshire countryside,
once a group of hamlets belonging to the parishes of Hughenden,
Great Missenden and Stoke Mandeville. Lying approximately
7 miles north of High Wycombe, the largest town in Buckinghamshire.
Whether for business or pleasure, entry onto the M40 may be
made at High Wycombe providing easy and direct access by car
to Oxford, the Midlands and the North in one direction and
to the M25, Heathrow and the A40 into the centre of London
in the other.
easily accessible is the ancient market town of Aylesbury
lying approximately 12 miles to the northwest and the historic
old town of Amersham approximately 7 miles to the southeast.
The London Underground may be picked up at Amersham on the
Hill with a frequent rush hour service to the city and approximately
1.5 miles distance from Prestwood is Great Missenden station
where the Chiltern Line runs between Aylesbury and Marlylebone.
and surrounding area provides a range of homes to suit a variety
of age groups and tastes. Modern properties ranging from one
bedroom flats through to substantial executive and country
homes. In addition to this for the elderly there are a number
of self contained flats and bungalows, as well as a development
of purpose built, warden controlled flats in the heart of
the village. Older character properties abound from small
brick and flint cottages through to rambling detached period
homes boasting many historical features, with the oldest building
in the village thought to date back to the early 15th Century.
The Prime Minister's country home, Chequers, is only
a few minutes drive away and en route one passes the monument
to John Hampden, the local landowner who famously resisted
the King's Claim to ship money in 1635.
area is very popular with cyclists and joggers whilst walkers,
ramblers and horse riders enjoy the network of footpaths,
bridleways and minor roads which criss-cross the surrounding
farm, wood and common lands.
area is well placed for excellent road and rail links to London
and to the North. The village itself offers a large number
of community activities for a range of ages and interests.
There are toddler and playgroups, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides,
Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Sporting and leisure pursuits include
football, karate and gym clubs. The recently opened sports
centre boasts, gym, football, cricket, tennis etc, Prestwood
Society, Prestwood Theatre Club, WI Groups, Gardening Society
and many more.
schools have a reputation for providing an excellent standard
of education; Prestwood has a separate infant and junior school,
whilst neighbouring Great Missenden, Great Kingshill and Little
Kingshill all have combined schools. Buckinghamshire children
transfer to junior school at the age of 7 and to secondary
upper school at the age of 11. Currently Buckinghamshire children
are allocated places at Grammar or upper schools according
to the outcome of the secondary schools allocation procedure
and the schools reserved area.
to day amenities for this popular village include a dairy
farm shop (including pick your own), butchers, baker, supermarket,
newsagents and sub-post office, banking facilities, chemist,
florist, hairdressers, off license, take-away and a plentiful
supply of excellent local pubs and restaurants!
lies on a broad gap in the Western slopes of the Chiltern
Hills to which, it probably owes its existence. The chalk
downland and clear springs also made this area particularly
favourable to early settlement. A Romano British villa at
Saunderton, was excavated and reburied in 1937. Roman control
officially ended in 41OAD and the Danes and Saxons moved in,
to their 'wicks' and 'hams'.
late as 871AD., a Danish army marched along the Upper lcknield
Way and soon after in 903AD, we find the first reference to
Risborough by name, ' Hrisebyrgan be cilternes efese " which
translated means 'the brush covered hills by the Chiltern
eaves'. The Norman Conquest is the next landmark in our history,
and the Doomsday Book contains several references to 'Riseburg',
In 1343 the manor passed to Edward, the Black Prince and the
site was located
where the Stratton Road car park is today. The population
of Princes Risborough has grown from 2,418 to approximately
located approximately 9 miles north of High Wycombe, the largest
town in Buckinghamshire. Whether for business or pleasure
purpose entry onto the M40 may be made at High Wycombe providing
easy and direct access by car to Oxford, London and the M25
or via Chinnor.
easily accessible is the market town of Aylesbury lying approximately
8 miles to the north and the historic old town of Amersham
approximately 16 miles to the southeast. The London Underground
may be picked up at Amersham on the Hill with a frequent rush
hour service to the city as well as the excellent Chiltern
line main rail link, Birmingham to Marlylebone.
schools are perceived as providing an excellent standard of
education; In Princes Risborough and Monks Risborough there
are two Primary (Combined) Schools both taking pupils aged
4+ 11 years, and one Upper School for pupils aged 11 - 18
years. There is also an Independent School.
corner of High Street and Market Square
area is well placed for excellent road and rail links to London
and to the North, and the town itself offers a large number
of community activities for a range of ages. The town boasts
many sports clubs and residents can choose from Badminton,
Bowls, Cricket, Football, Golf, Netball and Tennis. There
is also a leisure centre with indoor swimming pool.
town and surrounding area has an excellent selection of pubs
and restaurants to suit all tastes. There is a weekly market
on a Thursday and a Farmers market once a month.
Kop Hill Climb - This weekend event is now being held
in September every year in Princes Risborough. Kop Hill is
a steep hill that leaves the town from the fire station end
and heads towards the Hampden Woods and Green Hailey.
first recorded event was in 1910 and as a result of a minor
accident involving a spectator it was banned by the RAC in
1925. In 1999 there was a commemorative run up this famous
hill as part of Princes Risborough Festival.
Then in 2009 the revival of the Kop Hill Climb
started and has been running ever since, raising money for
charity over the weekend. It is a great place to visit and
see these historic cars and bikes and is becoming very poular
(but on a much smaller scale) than the Goodwood
To find our more visit the Kop
Hill Climb website here
600ft up in the Chiltern Hills. Formerly a village woodworkers
- "Bodgers" making chairs for the High Wycombe furniture
trade, it is now very much a commuter village being 5 miles
from High Wycombe and 4 from Princes Risborough. Neighbouring
villages include Naphill, North Dean, Hughenden Valley
(With Hughenden Manor — The Home of Benjamin Disraeli),Naphil,
Walters Ash, Loosley Row, Lacey Green and Bradenham.
other year their is The
Speen Festival - a mixture of arts and entertainment
is described as the longest village in England. Its main
street runs for nearly two miles. It is located in the Vale
of Aylesbury - ten miles south east of Buckingham and eight
miles north of Aylesbury. Life has changed over the years
- one hundred years ago there were ten pubs and in 1970 it
was in the way of the third London airport. Today it has survived
as a picturesque mid Buckinghamshire village.
Poges is situated between Slough and Gerrards Cross. It
was originally made up of several scattered hamlets and in
the 21st century, many are still not joined up. It has a famous
Church and churchyard where the poet Thomas Gray is buried
( Grays Elergy written in a Country Churchyard). It is now
very much a commuter town. (Nearest railway stations Gerrards
Cross or Slough) Other local villages are Wexham.
- Although a small village, it has been in existence since
the Stone Age. It is still a village with church, school,
pub houses around the green. It borders the A4 (London - Slough
- Burnham - Maidenhead - Reading) road, the London Paddington
- South Wales railway line and a short distance to the M4
at Slough West. Although a supermarket and small out of town
shopping centre has been built the area retains its character.
It is very close to Maidenhead. Moving further north the Cliveden
estate is located and then Burnham Beeches.
is situated at the foot of the escarpment on the edge of the
Vale of Aylesbury. The High Street that still retains a lot
of its character from older times lies along a fragment of
the ancient Icknield Way. A by pass has been built in recent
years taking traffic between Amersham and Aylesbury. The town
is located on the London Marlylebone - Aylesbury - Birmingham
Wendover is only a short distance to Ellesborough where the
Prime Minister's official country residence Chequers is located.There
are a wide variety of fine houses, some dating back several
centuries, others to the Victorian and Edwardian era. There
is an excellent selection of restaurants and a number of pubs.
There are craft and antiques shops and a street market every
Thursday with stalls selling fruit and vegetables, fish and
cheeses. On the third Saturday each month there is a farmers
market. If you are thinking of walking in the area there is
a fantastic network of walks including the disused arm of
the Grand union Canal which is a nature sanctuary.The famous
Ridgeway passes through the village.
above selection only represents a small selection of villages
in towns in the area. Enjoy your visit to Buckinghamshire,
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