5 great places to caravan in Buckinghamshire
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Buckinghamshire is a vibrant, historical county covering 1,874 km2 and with a population of 808,666. It is known for its natural beauty, historic significance, educational prominence as well as a few claims to fame.
It’s located in southern/middle England and borders Berkshire, Surrey and Greater London to the south, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire to the east, Northamptonshire to the north and Oxfordshire to the west.
Buckinghamshire has picturesque countryside in abundance, including the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which covers a significant part of the county. The River Thames also runs through the southern part.
It has some prestigious educational institutions within its boundaries, including Eton College - one of the most famous independent schools in the world - and the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe.
It’s a popular location for filming, with scenes from the Harry Potter film series being shot here, particularly in and around the village of Lavenham. It was also home to the famous children's author Roald Dahl for many years. His former home, Gipsy House in Great Missenden, is now a museum dedicated to his life and work.
Whilst Buckinghamshire may not have a single, iconic dish associated with it, the Chiltern Hills region is known for producing high-quality lamb; the lush pastures in this area contribute to the tender and flavourful nature of the lamb. Buckinghamshire also produces various cheeses, including the "Bucks Goat Cheese," which is made from goat's milk and has a creamy, tangy flavour.
If you’re considering a trip here, Google ‘Campsites in Buckinghamshire’ to find available campsites in the areas you’re most interested in, or utilise caravan site finders such as pitchup.com or caravansitefinder.co.uk for a more focused search that will enable you to select the key features you’d like the site to have.
5 great Buckinghamshire locations…
Milton Keynes was designated as a "new town" in 1967 and was developed with the aim of relieving housing and population pressure in London. Since its establishment, Milton Keynes has grown into one of the largest and most economically prosperous towns in the UK. It’s renowned for its modern architecture, shopping centres including the Centre:MK, and cultural venues such as the Milton Keynes Theatre and MK Gallery.
The town’s design earned it the nickname "City in the Forest" due to the abundance of green spaces and parks. Willen Lake, Campbell Park, and Bletchley Park are just a few of the places where nature and leisure activities can be enjoyed; they’re popular with kids and adults alike! Bletchley Park is also home to the World War II code breaking centre. Visitors can explore the museum and see the historic buildings and exhibits related to the Enigma machine and codebreaking efforts.
Aylesbury has a long history, going back to the Saxon period. Its historic market square, which dates to the 13th century, is a focal point of the town and hosts a variety of events and markets. Another building of that time is St. Mary's Church, a Grade I listed building that features impressive stained glass windows and architectural details.
As the county town of Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury is home to the Buckinghamshire County Council offices and the Buckinghamshire County Museum, which showcases the history and heritage of the county. Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is also worth a visit; this modern theatre hosts a wide range of performances including musicals, plays, concerts and comedy shows.
The town's name is believed to originate from the River Wye, which flows through it, and "combe," meaning a valley. Historically, it was known for its furniture-making industry and was once the chair-making capital of England! It's home to the historic Guildhall and the Hell-Fire Caves, a network of man-made caves with a fascinating history.
High Wycombe boasts modern shopping facilities including the Eden Shopping Centre, which houses a variety of high-street retailers, restaurants and a cinema. The town has a thriving cultural scene, with the Wycombe Swan Theatre hosting a wide range of performances, including theatre productions, concerts and comedy shows. The Wycombe Museum also offers insights into the town's history.
Located along the River Thames, Marlow is known for its scenic riverside setting. Marlow Bridge, an elegant suspension bridge built in 1832, is an iconic symbol of the town and well worth a visit. It spans the River Thames and offers beautiful views of the river and the surrounding countryside.
Marlow has literary associations, particularly with Mary Shelley, the author of "Frankenstein,” who lived in the town for a time and is said to have written parts of her famous novel here. The town is also a food lover's paradise, with a number of highly regarded restaurants and pubs. The Hand and Flowers, owned by Tom Kerridge, is the only pub in the UK to hold two Michelin stars.
Amersham is divided into two distinct areas: Old Amersham and Amersham-on-the-Hill. Old Amersham is the historic heart of the town, characterised by its cobblestone streets, mediaeval and Tudor-style buildings, and quaint, traditional architecture. Amersham-on-the-Hill, on the other hand, is a more modern part of town, featuring shops, schools, and residential areas.
Amersham’s location in the Chiltern Hills makes it an excellent base for outdoor activities such as hiking and exploring the scenic countryside. It has also been featured in films and TV series and was most notably used as a location in the popular series Midsomer Murders.
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