Attractions in Buckinghamshire

There are plenty of places to see and visit in Buckinghamshire. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Buckinghamshire is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Buckinghamshire

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    The Phoenix Trail (Part1)

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    The Phoenix Trail is a 7-mile (11 km) footpath and cycleway which runs between the market towns of Thame in South Oxfordshire and Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire, passing through the …

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    Edvard
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    Hambleden Lock and Weir.

    Hiking Highlight

    The first record of a lock at Hambleden was in 1338. It was a flash lock, with a single gate made from removable boards called paddles, with a winch for …

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    Edvard
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    Coombe Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Standing at 852 feet (260 metres) above sea level, Coombe Hill is the highest viewpoint in the Chilterns. From the summit, you experience enchanting views over the Aylesbury Vale and …

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    Dan
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    Temple Island

    Hiking Highlight

    Temple Island is situated one-and-a-half miles (two-and-a-half kilometres) downstream from Henley-on-Thames, on a particularly beautiful stretch of the river. The island marks the start of Henley Royal Regatta Course.

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    Dan
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    Ivinghoe Beacon

    Hiking Highlight

    Standing at 233m (764ft), Ivinghoe Beacon towers over the surrounding countryside. Offering views of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, and Bedfordshire, it is named after the fires that were once lit at the …

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    Chris
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    St Leonards

    Bike Touring Highlight

    St Leonards is a lovely sleepy village set amongst the Chiltern Hills. The picturesque village has a historic church dating back to the 12th century as well as a Saxon …

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    Amy
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    Brush Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Brush Hill Nature Reserve is a wonderful place to explore. With lovely views overlooking the ancient Chilterns landscape, the area is also an important habitat for wildlife, flowers, and birds. …

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    Dan
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    Whiteleaf Hill

    Road Cycling Highlight

    One of the infamous 100 Greatest Climbs. Very steep at the bottom but evens out and can be attacked for the last few hundred metres with whatever you have left in the tank

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    It’s surprisingly rural along this canal, even though Slough is all around you.

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    Steps Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    From the summit of Steps Hill, you are treated to wonderful views over Beacon Hill and the ever-charming Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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    Dan
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    Hughenden Manor

    Hiking Highlight

    This imposing red-brick manor was built at the end of the 18th century before being heavily remodeled by Edward Lamb, "one of the most perverse and original of mid-Victorian architects". …

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    Chris
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    Clivedon House

    Hiking Highlight

    Cliveden is an Italianate mansion and estate at Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England. Set on banks 40 metres (130 ft) above the River Thames, its grounds slope down to the river. The …

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    Brian
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    Dorney Lake

    Hiking Highlight

    Dorney Lake is a 2,200-metre flat water rowing lake owned by Eton College. Used for international regattas, and indeed the 2012 Olympic Venue for Rowing, Adapted Rowing and Flatwater Canoeing, …

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    Edvard
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    Hambledon

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Hambledon village is a lovely place to stop for lunch or afternoon tea, especially for cricket lovers. Backdropped against Hampshire's green countryside, the village is known as the 'Cradle of …

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    Amy
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    Not widely known but it is possible to walk over the metal walkway from Hambledon Lock right across the River Thames. A very useful alternative to the road bridges at Henley or Sonning.

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    Fawley Court.

    Hiking Highlight

    The first recorded owner of Fawley, under Edward the Confessor, was Earl Tosti in 1065. After the Norman Conquest, Fawley Manor was given by William I to his kinsman Walter …

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    Edvard
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    Chinnor Hill Nature Reserve affords spellbinding panoramic views over the rolling landscape. The chalk grassland is home to lots of wildflowers during spring and summer, including several species of orchid …

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    Dan
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    Dorney Olympic Rowing lake

    Bike Touring Highlight

    At the far end of the Olympic rowing lake in Dorney, you get a real feel for the distance that the Olympic champion competitors row. In the far distance you …

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    Cookham Bridge and the Ferry Inn

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The River at Cookham is very attractive. You can walk from here along the towpath below WInter Hill for miles. The Ferry is a popular pub and restaurant with a good riverside location, just below Cookham Bridge.

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    Cowleaze Wood.

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Cowleaze Wood, which is managed by the Forestry Commission, incorporates a great mix of woodland habitats. The bluebells in late April and May are like a blue carpet and well …

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    Edvard

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