What we love about Buckinghamshire: An A to Z guide
PUBLISHED: 14:51 31 August 2017
We set ourselves a challenge to name 26 great things about Buckinghamshire on a trip to the countryside, along the rivers and straight from A to Z…
A is for Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The beautiful Chiltern Hills run through our county.
B is for Brill. This beautiful village has a pretty cool windmill.
C is for Chalfont. This collection of villages are well worth a visit.
D is for Drinks. There are some fantastic pubs here in Buckinghamshire.
E is for Ellesborough. Quite simply a lovely part of the world.
F is for Famous Faces. A whole plethora of celebrities call Buckinghamshire home.
G is for Great Ouse. This 143 mile river passes through Buckinghamshire.
H is for High Wycombe. Our second largest town, behind Milton Keynes.
I is for Ivinghoe Beacon. One of the most well known locations in the Chilterns.
J is for Jordans. The village is the burial place of William Penn, founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, making it a popular tourist attraction with Americans.
K is for Knotty Green. The Red Lion pub lies at the centre of the hamlet along with the home of Knotty Green Cricket Club and a children’s playground and is the only pub in Knotty Green and is the only remaining commercial entity in the hamlet.
L is for Legends. None other than David Jason lives here.
M is for Marlow. A wonderful food destination, fantastic shops, the River Thames and tourism.
N is for Naomi. Paralympic rower Naomi Riches won gold at London 2012 in the Mixed Coxed Four. There’s a gold post box in Marlow to honour her achievement.
O is for Olney. Famous for its pancake race!
P is for Pinewood. Just where some of the biggest films of all time have been shot. No biggie.
Q is for Quainton. We really do love our windmill’s here in Buckinghamshire.
R is for Rowing. Dorney Lake hosted rowing and canoeing at the 2012 London Olympics.
S is for Silverstone. We may share it with Northamptonshire, but we can’t not claim this historic location.
T is for Thames. One of the most famous rivers in the world flows right through our county.
U is for Universities. Buckinghamshire New University at High Wycombe and The University of Buckingham is the only independent university in the UK.
V is for Vale of Aylesbury. The National Trust own many properties here.
W is for Waddesdon Manor. One of those National Trust properties we were talking about (one of their most visited, too).
X is for… X. There’s a cross carved into the hillside at Whiteleaf Cross.
Y is for Yellow wagtail. Despite being on red status list due to declining numbers it has previously been seen at Claydon Lakes, Hughenden Park, Ivinghoe Aston, Wendover, Marlow and other sites.
Z is for Zoos. OK, so you may have to pop over the border for a proper zoo, but we have many farm and animal parks such as Odds Farm at Woburn Common.
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