BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

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Lacey Green Windmill                  Lacey Green, Princes Risborough                     www.laceygreenwindmill.org.uk
Lacey Green Windmill is the country's oldest smock mill and has wooden machinery thought to date from around 1650. Standing on top of the Chiltern escarpment, the windmill was in use to around 1915, but was in very poor condition by end of the 1960s. Since 1971 it has been restored to working order by volunteers from The Chiltern Society. Open from 2 to 5 on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, from May to September.
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Signposted on open days from the A4010, just south of Princes Risborough.  HP27 0PG
 
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AscottWing, Nr Leighton BuzzardHistoric House and Garden
This half-timbered Jacobean farmhouse, transformed by the de Rothschilds towards the end of the 19th century, now houses an exceptional collection of paintings, fine furniture and superb oriental porcelain. The extensive gardens are an attractive mix of formal and natural, with specimen trees and shrubs and some unusual features.

Boarstall Duck DecoyBoarstall, Nr AylesburyNature Reserve
Rare survival of a 17th-century duck decoy in working order. One of only a few left in the country.

Boarstall TowerBoarstall, Nr AylesburyCastle
14th-century moated gatehouse, built by John de Haudlo and once part of a fortified manor house, set in gardens.

Bradenham VillageNr High WycombeOther Building & Countryside
Scenic village with cottages clustered around a village green. 17th-century manor house (not open) and church provide impressive backdrop.

Buckingham Chantry Chapel BuckinghamChurch - Chapel
15th-century chapel, restored by Gilbert Scott in 1875. Open as a second-hand bookshop with refreshments.

Buckingham Old Gaol MuseumBuckinghamMuseum
The town's landmark building housing Buckingham's museum, Tourist Information Centre and souvenir shop. Discover the fascinating story of the building of Buckingham's past and the county's military history. Visit the state-of-the-art glazed prisoners' exercise yard which is available for hire.

Claydon HouseMiddle Claydon, Nr BuckinghamHistoric House
In the 1750s at his family seat in Buckinghamshire, Sir Ralph Verney set out to create a country house of extraordinary grandeur that would dazzle his wealthy neighbours and outdo his political rivals. Thirty years on he was facing financial ruin. Today the interiors that remain are among the most ambitious and lavish ever created in the 18th century. Claydon has been continually occupied by the Verney family for more than 550 years; the place is a testament to their fascinating fluctuating fortunes, from their close involvement in the English Civil War to the family connection with Florence Nightingale.

ClivedenTaplow, MaidenheadHistoric House and Garden
This spectacular country estate overlooking the River Thames, open daily for most of the year, was once the glittering hub of society as the home of Waldorf and Nancy Astor. Later in the 20th century it was infamously associated with the Profumo Affair. The various formal gardens include topiary and colourful seasonal planting in the Long Garden and the celebrated parterre with its breathtaking views. An outstanding collection of sculpture and statues from the ancient and modern worlds adorn the gardens. Part of the house, now let as a private hotel, is open to visitors at limited times.

Colne Valley Park Visitor CentreUxbridgeVisitor Centre
The Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre serves the whole regional park. Facilities include cafe, meeting room, toilets, and educational displays.

Dorneywood GardenDorneywood, BurnhamGarden
1930s-style garden, with herbaceous borders, rose garden, cottage garden and lily pond.

Hughenden ManorHigh WycombeHistoric House and Garden
Hughenden Manor offers a vivid insight into the charismatic personality and colourful private life of the most unlikely Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, who lived here from 1848 to 1881. Visitors can browse among an extraordinary collection of personal memorabilia and there are hands-on activities for children. Hughenden's secret wartime past is revealed in our Second World War room in the cellars, with interactive exhibits and eye-witness accounts. The formal garden has been recreated based on the original designs of Mary Anne Disraeli and there are beautiful woodland walks surrounding this fascinating country home.

King's HeadAylesburyHistoric Building
Set in the heart of this historic market town, the King's Head is one of England's best preserved coaching inns. Dating back to 1455, the building has many fascinating architectural features, including rare stained-glass windows, exposed wattle and daub and the original stabling for the inn.

Long Crendon CourthouseLong Crendon, AylesburyHistoric Building
Building is a fine example of early timber-frame construction. The ground floor (now tenanted) was the village poor house.

Pitstone Green MuseumPitstoneMuseum
Farming and rural life artefacts covering past 200 years, with blacksmiths, carpenters, plumbers, cobblers, workshops housed in 19thC farm buildings. Also large Crossley gas engine and display of vintage radios and associated equipment. Lancaster bomber cockpit on display. Model railway displays.

Pitstone WindmillIvinghoeMill
A rare and striking example of an early form of windmill.

Stowe Landscape GardensBuckinghamGarden
The scale, grandeur and beauty of Stowe has inspired writers, philosophers, artists, politicians and members of the public from the 18th century to the present day. One of the most remarkable creations of Georgian England, Stowe was created by a family once so powerful they were richer than the king. Since the National Trust acquired the gardens in the late 1980s, an ambitious programme of restoration has ensured that over 40 temples and monuments remain, gracing an inspiring backdrop of lakes and valleys with an endless variety of walks and trails, a delight to explore at any time of year.

Swan Pool & Leisure CentreBuckinghamLeisure - Sports Centre
The swan and leisure centre provides the perfect setting for both leisure and relaxation and we have facilties and activities to suit all ages and abilities, from the very young to the elderly - there's something for everyone.

Waddesdon ManorWaddesdon, Nr AylesburyHistoric House and Garden
This renaissance-style château was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to display his outstanding collection of art treasures and to entertain the fashionable world. The 45 rooms on view combine the highest quality French furniture and decorative arts from the 18th century with superb English portraits and Dutch Old Masters. The Victorian garden is considered one of the finest in Britain with its parterre, seasonal displays, fountains and statuary. At its heart lies the aviary, stocked with species once part of Baron Ferdinand's collection. Visit the new contemporary art gallery in the Coach House at the Stables.

West Wycombe ParkWest WycombeHistoric House and Garden
The fine landscape garden was created in the mid 18th century by Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the Dilettanti Society and Hellfire Club. The mansion is among the most theatrical and Italianate in England. Lavishly decorated, it has featured in films and television series, including, Little Dorrit and The Duchess.

West Wycombe Village and Hill West WycombeOther Building
Historic village with cottages and inns of architectural interest dating from 16th century. Far-reaching views from West Wycombe Hill.


 
Activity WorldLoudwater
Activity World KidsplayMilton Keynes
Amersham MuseumAmersham
Amersham Tourist Information CentreAmersham
Antiques at WendoverWendover
Aylesbury Tourist Information CentreAylesbury
Bekonscot Model VillageBeconsfield
Bernwood Butterfly TrailAston Clinton, Aylesbury
Black Park Country ParkWexham
Bletchley Park TrustBletchley
Bojangles Creative CaféAmersham
Bradwell WindmillMilton Keynes
Brill WindmillBrill
Buckingham Tourist Information CentreBuckingham
Buckinghamshire County Museum & Roald Dahl GalleryAylesbury
Buckinghamshire Railway CentreAylesbury
Bucks Goat CentreStoke Mandeville
Chenies Manor HouseRickmansworth
Chicheley HallNewport Pagnell
Chiltern Brewery, TheAylesbury
Chiltern Open Air MuseumChalfont St Giles
Chiltern Sculpture TrailAston Clinton, Aylesbury
Cowper & Newton Museum, TheOlney
Denham Country ParkDenham
Emberton Country ParkEmberton
Fawley CourtNr Henley-on-Thames
Ford End WatermillIvinghoe
Gullivers LandMilton Keynes
Hell-Fire CavesWest Wycombe
High Wycombe Tourist Information CentreHigh Wycombe
Home of Rest for HorsesPrinces Risborough
HULA Animal Rescue: South Midlands Animal SanctuaryMilton Keynes
Jordans Quaker Meeting HouseBeaconsfield
Lacey Green WindmillPrinces Risborough
Langley Park Country ParkIver Heath
Marlow Tourist Information CentreMarlow
Milton Keynes GalleryMilton Keynes
Milton Keynes MuseumMilton Keynes
Milton Keynes TheatreMilton Keynes
Milton Keynes Visitor Information CentreMilton Keynes
Milton's CottageChalfont St. Giles
Nether Winchendon HouseAylesbury
Oak Farm Rare Breeds ParkAylesbury
Obsidian ArtStoke Mandeville
Odeon CinemaAylesbury
Old Gaol MuseumBuckingham
Princes Risborough Manor HousePrinces Risborough
Quainton WindmillQuainton
Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight TheatreAylesbury
Roald Dahl Museum & Story CentreGreat Missenden
Slough MuseumSlough
Snakemoor Local Nature ReserveSnakemoor
St TiggywinklesHaddenham
Stowe HouseBuckingham
Thames Valley Falconry and Conservation CentreMarlow
Wendover Tourist Information CentreWendover
Wendover WoodsAston Clinton, Aylesbury
West Wycombe CavesWest Wycombe
Westcroft StablesNr Princes Risborough
Willen Lake and ParkMilton Keynes
Wotton HouseAylesbury
Wycombe Air ParkMarlow
Wycombe MuseumHigh Wycombe
Wycombe Summit Ski and Snowboard CentreHigh Wycombe
Wycombe SwanHigh Wycombe

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