Buckinghamshire

The home county of Buckinghamshire combines a wealth of stately homes and estates with the Chiltern Hills – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, all within easy reach of London and the wider UK via the county’s excellent transport links.

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Buckinghamshire Overview

Welcome to Buckinghamshire

The home county of Buckinghamshire, is a landlocked county to north west of London surrounded by Hertfordshire, Northampton, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Greater London.
Buckinghamshire has a population of around 800,000 people. The county town is Aylesbury with other large towns at Amersham, Beaconsfield and Milton Keynes.

The landscape of Buckinghamshire is characterised by the Chiltern Hills – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the rolling countryside of the Vale of Aylesbury, the River Thames and River Ouse.


History

Buckinghamshire has a rich and varied history dating from Celtic and Roman times and many historic features can be found across the county.

Buckinghamshire’s coat of arms features swans – which relates to a time when swans were symbols of status under royal patronage. At one time The Chiltern Forest covered a significant portion of the county, though the native trees were heavily harvested to support the chair making industry of the 18th century which was centred on High Wycombe.

Today the county is home to agriculture, country estates and a thriving services industry. The prime minister’s private home – Chequers is also in the county.


Getting There

Buckinghamshire is very accessible by road with the M40, M25, and M1 and among the major roads running through the county.

The county is well served by train with numerous links to London’s principal stations, reflecting the county’s commuter belt status.
Visitors from further afield can use the Heathrow airport and other major airports given the road network.



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Waddesdon Manor

Waddeston, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH

Bletchley Park

Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK3 6EB

Bounce Indoor Trampoline Park- Milton Keynes

1 Peverel Drive, Granby Court, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK1 1NL