Ascott House

Ascott HouseThis a half-timbered Jacobean hunting lodge, built in 1876. Once owned by Leopold de Rothschild. Contains a Dutch and English picture collection, plus much French and English furniture and Chinese porcelain.
Run by National Trust*

Opening times: Mar~Sept: Tue to Sunday (not Monday), 14:00 to 18:00
Admission Charge*
Location: Near Wing on the A418 - Tel: 01296 688242

Bletchley Park

Historic IBM ComputerHome of the WWII secret operations group that tirelessly worked to decipher encoded German military communications during the war. Guided tours tell the fascinating story of the German Enigma Machine and Alan Turing's hand built 'bombes' computer, developed to finally crack the code. Other exhibits include the war time use of homing pigeons, military vehicles and a Churchill collection.

The National Museum of Computing is also located in the grounds of the Bletchley Park estate.

Opening times: daily 9.30 to 5.30pm, Weekends 10.30 to 5pm (Closed Xmas)
Admission Charge
Location: The Mansion, Bletchley Park MK3 6EB - Tel:

Bolebec Castle Mound

The earthworks and moat of a castle, built in 1147 by Hugh de Bolebec and pulled down after the Civil War.

Location: On Market Hill at Whitchurch on the A413

Burnham Beeches

English Woodland540 acres of ancient beech woodlands, pasture, ponds, streams, grassland and heath land - ideal for ramblers and walkers. The area was acquired by the City of London in 1880 to prevent residential development. There has been woodland on the site since the retreat of the last ice age and the area has been inhabited as early as the Iron Age, indicated by several Scheduled Ancient Monuments on the site.

Bekonscot Model Village

The oldest model village in the world, first opened to the public in 1929. Contains lots of miniature houses, churches, shops, a fire station, race course, farms, miniature zoo, railway and harbour etc.

Chenies Manor

Built by the Russell family in the 16th century. A whole wing was provided to accommodate Henry VIII and his court.

Chicheley Hall

Built in 1719-23 for Sir John Chester. The Library contains hinged panels that swing back to reveal the bookshelves behind.

Chiltern Hills

This chalk escarpment stretches from Oxfordshire in the Thames Valley, through Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire to Hitchin in Hertfordshire. A large area of the hills was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1965. The highest point is 267m at Haddington Hill near Wendover, where a stone monument marks the summit. The nearby Ivinghoe Beacon is a more distinctive hill and a popular spot for walkers and model aircraft enthusiasts, who use the lift generated by the wind blowing up the hill to launch their models.

Claydon House

A 16th-century manor house owned by the Verney family, where Florence Nightingale often came to stay.


The country home of Lord Astor in the 1930s and a famous political centre. The house provides magnificent views over the River Thames.

Dorney Court

A pink brick built Tudor manor house.

Hughenden Manor

Home of Benjamin Disraeli from 1848 until his death in 1881.

Milton's Cottage

The sole surviving home of John Milton, who came here to escape the Great Plague of London.


A mansion house and landscaped park created and developed in the 17th and 18th centuries for the Dukes of Buckinghamshire. There are 32 classical temples in the garden.

Waddesdon Manor

A 19th-century French style mansion built for Baron de Rothschild that houses a magnificent collection of Sévres porcelain, 18th-century furniture and paintings.

West Wycombe Park and Caves

A Palladian style mansion, built in the l5th century by Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the notorious Hell-Fire Club (known as the knights of St Francis of Wycombe), Said to have held secret revels in the underground caves excavated in the park.

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