Buckinghamshire Information

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Buckinghamshire, over a third of it is covered by the Chilterns, a place of outstanding Natural Beauty. The Chilterns by themselves stretch seventy five miles out of Bedfordshire through Buckinghamshire to Oxfordshire and they are covered in amazing beech woods which are magnificent during the autumn, helping to make the county a perfect place for a quick break.

To appreciate the actual historical past of the region a visit to The Chiltern Open Air Museum is definitely recommended. It was founded over 30 years ago with the aim of safe guarding a number of the historic structures unique to the Chilterns. Tourists can explore more than 30 properties of which span two centuries of historical past, every one rescued from demolition.

When exploring around the Chilterns you should not overlook the village of Turville which has already been the place for many movie and television scenes and the most fairly recently ended up being Dibley in The Vicar Of Dibley. Close by Hambleden was the residence of William Henry Smith, founder of the book and newspaper company W H Smith. He died in 1891 and is actually buried within the new cemetery. Lord Cardigan, well-known for his part in leading the ill-fated Charge of the Light Brigade, was born in the Manor House. The actual sea chest which he took to the Crimea are visible in the church.

Fans of historic homes tend to be spoilt for choice with perhaps the finest Waddesdon Manor along with Cliveden. Waddesdon is considered among the best examples regarding a Victorian garden in Britain having a parterre, seasonal displays, beautiful shrubs, carpet bedding, sculpture, water features and parkland. At its heart lies the rococo-style aviary housing unique birds and also acknowledged for breeding endangered varieties. The aviary glade stands out as the location of the brand new acquisition known as Perceval by Sarah Lucas, a life-sized, bronze horse and cart.

One time home of the fantastic Astors, Cliveden’s Grade I listed garden has undergone, and continues to receive, important conservation and restoration works. The breathtaking south-facing parterre has been entirely replanted and provides brilliant views over the Thames Valley and beyond.

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