Top 58 attractions to explore in Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire is a ceremonial county in South East England that borders Greater London to the south-east, Berkshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the west, Northamptonshire to the north, Bedfordshire to the north-east and Hertfordshire to the east.
Amersham Museum is an award-winning museum located in a 15th-century building in the heart of old Amersham. The new museum displays explore life in the town in 1580, 1775, 1892, 1939, and 1964. Complete your visit with a wander through our wonderful herb garden, which is packed with plants used for medicinal purposes. It has collections of fossils and archaeological finds, including objects from Roman and medieval times, and displays on local crafts including chairmaking, lace making, and straw
It was the former royal residence to Henry VIII and Princess Elizabeth I. Today it is an award-winning meeting, events, and wedding venue. Set in 190 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. It is also home to Hult International Business School and the world-renowned Ashridge Executive Education.
Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve is located on the escarpment of the Chiltern Hills and a large part of it is a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest. A wide variety of habitats have allowed a huge number of butterfly, flower and bird species to flourish at this reserve. As well as chalk grassland, the reserve contains woodland with beech, yew, and juniper. Overhead, reintroduced red kites are resident.
Berkhamsted Castle was first built as a timber motte-and-bailey castle in the late 11th century. One of the most important early Norman castles. The castle was surrounded by protective earthworks and a deer park for hunting. The castle became a new administrative center of the former Anglo-Saxon settlement of Berkhamsted.
Bovingdon Market is the busiest and best Saturday and Bank Holiday Market in England. 400 stalls sell a huge variety of goods - fashion, fresh produce, carpets and rugs, toiletries, computer accessories, fabrics and haberdashery, tools for every job, and food to suit all tastes.
Buckinghamshire County Museum in the heart of historic Aylesbury is a fascinating place to visit for all ages. Discover the county's natural and cultural heritage together with an exciting program of changing exhibitions and events throughout the year. Buckinghamshire's rich heritage is showcased through collections of archaeology, geology, costume, coins, and wildlife.
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a 25-acre working steam museum with one of the UK’s largest collections of locomotives, rolling stock and railway memorabilia. Its exhibits range from large express passenger locomotives to the humble shunting engine together with a host of smaller items recreating the golden age of steam.
Burnham Beeches is a 374.6-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest situated west of Farnham Common in the village of Burnham, Buckinghamshire. It is characterized by a mixture of ancient woodland, wood pasture, coppice, ponds and streams, grassland, mire and heathland. It is also a National Nature Reserve and a Special Area of Conservation.
Caldecotte Lake lies off the H10 Bletcham Way, between the V10 Brickhill Street and the A5. There’s the lake where you can feed the ducks, a nice park and also just behind the Caldecotte Arms is one of MK’s hidden gems – the Caldecotte Miniature Railway. It costs just £1 a ride and the train goes round a track twice. IT was one of the iconic attraction where you can spend some nice time.
Cassiobury Park is the largest public open space in Watford comprising of over 190 acres of green space stretching from Watford town centre to woodland and countryside to the west of the town. The park is a tranquil and relaxing place, and also a great location to walk, run, fish, or, down by the canal, simply watch the boats glide past on the Grand Union Canal.
Catanger Llama Trekking an activity where llamas accompany people on hiking and walking trips, including eco-tourism. The Catanger Llamas often referred to as the county of ‘squires and spires’ with idyllic villages and beautiful undulating countryside, unspoiled and blissfully quiet. As a visitor and breeding centre you can also visit to see the young llamas or shop for a range of llama related gifts.
Chenies Manor House is one of the UK’s finest Tudor Mansion Houses. Steeped in history, the Grade I Listed building is set in Buckinghamshire’s charming estate village of Chenies and overlooks the Chess Valley. It is open to visitors and used as Buckinghamshire’s choice venue for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, events, filming, and guided tours.
Chequers, formally Chequers Court, country house, administrative and historic county of Buckinghamshire, England, situated 30 miles (50 km) northwest of London, the official country residence of the prime ministers of Great Britain. The house is listed Grade I on the National Heritage List for England and is one of the unique attraction in this area.
Chiltern Open Air Museum has an eclectic collection of over 30 rescued and reconstructed historic buildings that were the workplaces or homes of ordinary people. Within the Museum’s collection are WW1 and WW2 Nissen huts, 1940s post-war prefab with a Dig for Victory allotment, Victorian toll house, replica Iron Age roundhouse, tin chapel, blacksmith’s forge, vicarage, earth cottage, medieval barn, and lots more.
College Lake is widely regarded as one of the best places in Buckinghamshire for water birds, and with many hides overlooking the lake, this is a great destination for bird watchers or for families, whatever the weather or time of year. The site has more than a thousand species of wildlife on the lake, marshland, and grassland. Rare species include Lapwings, which nest on islands in the lake, and redwing.
Coombe Hill is one of the highest point in the Chilterns and carries a monument to soldiers who fell during the Boer War. Excavations in 1949 found animal bone, flint tools and Ebbsfleet type Peterborough ware at the site. A small engraved conical chalk block has also been recovered from the centre.
The Cowper and Newton Museum is a museum in Olney, Buckinghamshire, England, in the Borough of Milton Keynes. This museum is housed in 'Orchard Side', the former home of 18th-century writer and poet William Cowper. The museum contains exhibits illustrating the life and times of the two men.
A scenic and relaxing location on the banks of the River Colne, Misbourne, and Frays, the park is home to a mix of wildlife. Visitors may catch a glimpse of herons and kingfishers while in summer damselflies and dragonflies dart over the wet meadows. The park is surrounded by the Grand Union Canal and the rivers Colne and Misbourne. One of the iconic location which was famous among tourists.
Gulliver's Theme Park Resorts are designed especially for families, discover a huge selection of rides, attractions and magical short break holidays. The resort has great facilities and secure accommodation ranging in themes and styles. The themed area gives children the opportunity to experience JCB themed rides and attractions.
Map of attractions in Buckinghamshire