Local News

Amersham Museum

Literature in Bucks.00_02_44_17.Still015

Amersham Museum is a small local museum located on the High Street in Old Amersham. The museum is located in a 15th-century half-timbered house, with a herb garden to the rear, and covers local history. amershammuseum.org/

Bekonscot Model Village

Literature in Bucks.00_02_29_14.Still016

Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is the world’s oldest and original model village, opening for the first time in 1929. With over 80 years of history, huge model railway, 1.5 acres of well kept gardens andfinely detailed model buildings Bekonscot is a great day out […]

Black Park Country Park

Friars Celebration of David Bowie's Life in Market Square Aylesbury.00_01_25_44.Still011

Woodland, heathland and miles of tracks including great family facilities. www.buckscc.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/country-parks/black-park/

Bletchley Park & National Museum of Computing

Literature in Bucks.00_00_29_07.Still014

Bletchley Park was the central site for Britain’s codebreakers during World War Two. Run by the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), it regularly penetrated the secret communications of the Axis Powers – most importantly the German Enigma and Lorenz ciphers. The official historian of […]

Buckinghamshire County Museum

Literature in Bucks.00_00_15_02.Still013

The Buckinghamshire County Museum is a museum in the centre of Aylesbury, in Buckinghamshire, England. It displays artefacts pertinent to the history of Buckinghamshire including geological displays, costume, agriculture and industry. Also has the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, a children’s museum in honour of Roald […]

Chiltern Open Air Museum

Literature in Bucks.00_03_20_09.Still011

Chiltern Open Air Museum was founded in 1976 with the aim of rescuing threatened buildings.  More than thirty historic building have now been saved and rebuilt at the site, and there are more in store.  The museum only accepts buildings that would otherwise be demolished. www.coam.org.uk/

Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway

Friars Celebration of David Bowie's Life in Market Square Aylesbury.00_02_19_10.Still004

The Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway is a preserved heritage railway with its headquarters and only station at Chinnor in South Oxfordshire, England. It runs along the foot of the Chilterns escarpment. www.chinnorrailway.co.uk/  

College Lake

Friars Celebration of David Bowie's Life in Market Square Aylesbury.00_01_00_29.Still001

Once a chalk quarry, College Lake is now one of the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust’s flagship nature reserves. The transformation is a fantastic example of what people passionate about wildlife can bring about through a shared vision and sheer determination. www.bbowt.org.uk/reserves/college-lake

Chiltern Brewery

Literature in Bucks.00_00_51_06.Still012

George and Tom Jenkinson, brothers and directors of the family run brewery. Founded in 1980 by their father and mother, Richard and Lesley Jenkinson, and remain the oldest independent brewery in the Chiltern Hills and Buckinghamshire. www.chilternbrewery.co.uk/

Farmers Bar – Kings Head Aylesbury

Friars Celebration of David Bowie's Life in Market Square Aylesbury.00_01_07_03.Still006

Dating from 1455 The Farmers’ Bar is an historic hidden gem in the heart of the old market town of Aylesbury. Beautiful beams and wooden floors bedeck this ancient inn, which surrounds an impressive old cobbled courtyard, and there is a warm welcome from our […]

Free Walks & Cycle Rides Through the Chilterns

Friars Celebration of David Bowie's Life in Market Square Aylesbury.00_03_38_43.Still002

The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) covers 324 square miles of countryside, stretching from the River Thames in southern Oxfordshire up through Buckinghamshire. www.chilternsaonb.org/

The Grand Union Canal Through Buckinghamshire

Literature in Bucks.00_00_40_00.Still010

The Grand Union Canal links London to Birmingham, passing through rolling countryside, industrial towns and peaceful villages. canalrivertrust.org.uk

Horses Trust

Literature in Bucks.00_00_19_15.Still009

The Horse Trust is a home of rest for retired horses. They were founded in 1886 to help London working horses. www.horsetrust.org.uk/

Lacey Green Windmill

Literature in Bucks.00_00_06_00.Still008

Lacey Green windmill stands on the escarpment of the Chiltern Hills, near Princes Risborough and halfway between High Wycombe and Aylesbury. Since 1971 it has been restored back to working order by members of The Chiltern Society. The 1970 picture below shows the sad condition […]

Literature Connections in Bucks

Literature in Bucks.00_02_37_00.Still002

Richard Carr tours the County learning about Buckinghamshire strong literary connections. www.visitbuckinghamshire.org/Inspiration/Literary-Connections

Longridge Outdoor Activity Centre

Friars Celebration of David Bowie's Life in Market Square Aylesbury.00_00_26_23.Still009

Longridge-on-Thames Outdoor Activity Centre on the Thames near Marlow and Hurley, booking information, activities and facilities description. www.longridge.org.uk

Milton Keynes Museum

Literature in Bucks.00_01_10_05.Still005

The Museum was founded in 1973 when a group of local people began to collect items found in farms and factories that were being closed down to make way for the development of Milton Keynes, the UK’s last ‘new city’. www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/

Milton’s Cottage

Literature in Bucks.00_00_12_15.Still007

Milton’s Cottage, situated in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, was once the home of John Milton (1608-1674), one of England’s greatest poets. It is now a museum of his work and times. www.miltonscottage.org/

Roald Dahl Museum

Literature in Bucks.00_01_45_10.Still001

Visit our great little award-winning Museum, situated in the village where Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years. www.roalddahl.com/museum

Rumsey’s Chocolate

Literature in Bucks.00_00_56_10.Still006

Since 1991 Nigel Rumsey has been creating an exquisite range of Handmade Chocolates. Sample them in Wendover and Thame. www.rumseys.co.uk

Waddesdon Manor

Literature in Bucks.00_00_20_20.Still004

A National Trust property in the heart of Buckinghamshire. Waddesdon Manor was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874. www.waddesdon.org.uk

Walkfree Breakfree- Chiltern Hills Walking

Friars Celebration of David Bowie's Life in Market Square Aylesbury.00_02_08_30.Still003

Walkfree Breakfree Chiltern Hills walking weekends and holidays offer you an opportunity to enjoy wonderful walks, fun and companionship in one of England’s finest walking areas. www.walkfreebreakfree.co.uk

Whitecap Leisure – Willen Lake Milton Keynes

Literature in Bucks.00_00_52_10.Still003

Whitecap Leisure at Willen Lake in Milton Keynes, offers a wide range of watersports from sailing and windsurfing Purchase this video as DVD for only £ 6.99

Go Ape Wendover

1398895162_btv53429fc0d712e_1_thumb

Tom Cox and Luke Sabatini take us on an up close and personal visit to this tree top adventure in Wendover woods.

Famous TV and Film Locations in Bucks

1398895162_btv531632c904de6_1_thumb

Buckinghamshire has become a massive TV and Film set over the years. Richard Carr has a tour around the County spotting a few locations. including a behind the scenes look behind the scenes of Midsummer Murders.

Airkix Milton Keynes

1398894915_btv4d1320bac0870_1_thumb

It's flying! Imagine a wind tunnel that could be used for testing the aerodynamics of an F1 racing car, turn it upright, gently lean into the airflow and you are skydiving.