Buckinghamshire Accommodation Guide
Waddesdon Hall (Flickr Commons: Andrew Smith)The county of Buckinghamshire is a landlocked county in the southeast of England; it is also one of the ‘Home Counties’ that surround Greater London. Often abbreviated to just Bucks, Buckinghamshire is one of the most affluent counties in England.
With lots to see and explore, it is no surprise therefore that Buckinghamshire is one of the most visited counties in the south of England. The county’s proximity to Heathrow airport brings it many overseas visitors too. In this guide we will exhibit some of Buckinghamshire’s best accommodation choices and also explore some of the regions finest attractions.
Situated with the ‘Green Belt’ that protects Greater London from expanding too far into open countryside, Buckinghamshire is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful home counties. A significant portion of the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty transcend into Buckinghamshire.
The county is also famous for its other notable natural features including the Stowe Landscaped Gardens near Buckingham and the large number of riverside areas of the county that border the River Thames. The long-distance ancient footpath ‘The Ridgeway’ also passes through much of the county.
Buckinghamshire is also famous for having a large number of former stately homes, mansions and country houses many of which are now owned and maintained by the National Trust. These include Clivedon House, Stowe House, Waddeston Manor, Hughenden Manor, Chenes Manor and Ashridge House and to name but a few.
Buckinghamshire has some exceptionally beautiful towns and villages. Settlements such as High Wycombe, Amersham, Chesham and the Chalfonts offer visitors a myriad of antique shops, upscale cafes and restaurants and clothing boutiques. The county’s larger towns include Marlow, Princes Risborough and the county town of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire’s largest town is Milton Keynes in the northeast.
Buckinghamshire shares a land border with several counties including Hertfordshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Greater London to the southeast, Oxfordshire to the west, Bedfordshire to the northeast and with Northamptonshire to the north.
Stay In Britain has a large number of accommodation options in many of these unique towns and villages. If you are looking for a holiday home or holiday rental in the Buckinghamshire area, we can help you find the perfect place. Our accommodation search engine will help you find all types of accommodation from quaint farmhouses and thatched cottages to barn conversions and wooden lodges.
Buckinghamshire / Tourist Information
- County Town: Aylesbury
- Land Area: 1,873.58 km2 (723.39 square miles)
- Population: 543,128 (2019)
- Population Density: 289/km2 (750/square mile)
- Average Temperature: (Summer 22°C)
- Days Of Rain: 160 days of rain / 205 dry days per year
Best Attractions In Buckinghamshire
Cliveden House: This former country house whose estate falls within both Buckinghamshire and Berkshire has been the home to a Prince of Wales, two Dukes, an Earl and finally the Viscounts Astor. Built in 1851, Cliveden affords stunning views of the River Thames which sits 40 metres (130 feet) below. The house and gardens attract over 500,000 visitors every year.
Silverstone: Although claimed by Buckinghamshire as its own, the UK’s most famous motor racing circuit actually falls into both Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. Even when there are no motor racing events taking place, visitors to Silverstone will enjoy the fantastic Silverstone Interactive Museum which is a hit with both motorsport fans and children alike.
Waddesdon Hall: Built between 1874 and 1889 this Neo-Renaissance style French château was built for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839–1898) as a weekend residence and to house the family’s collection of arts and antiquities. This incredible house is now owned by the National Trust and is one of the most visited country houses in all of the UK.
Best Accommodation In Buckinghamshire
Bakehouse Farm (Bledlow): Sleeping 8 people across 4 bedrooms, this lovingly restored farmhouse dates back to the 1600s. The beautiful enclosed garden at the back of the house is a great place to relax or to watch the children in your group play. Perfect for larger groups or family get togethers, this wonderful holiday home is near to Bledlow village which is where the TV drama Midsomer Murders is filmed.
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