In and around Buckinghamshire...

A circular domed temple, has a collonade of surrounding pillars under a portico. You can see a flight of steps leading up to an open chamber. this is the Temple of Ancient Virtue at Stowe in Buckinghamshire.

Where will you visit today? The rolling Chiltern hills? A magical garden? The home of a Victorian prime minister?

Places to visit

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Children in Halloween costume

October half-term and Hallowe'en in and around Buckinghamshire 

This half-term is jam-packed with spooky trails, autumn crafts and piles of pumpkins at our places. Orange is about to become your favourite colour, or worst nightmare.

Autumn walking in Buckinghamshire

Places to visit...

Gray's Monument, Stoke Poges

Gray’s Monument and Gray’s Field Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire 

Standing near St. Giles’ Church, this extraordinary five metre high monument of brick faced with Portland stone captures the poet Thomas Gray’s long association with the village of Stoke Poges and recognises his world-famous 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard'.

Coombe Hill in the Chilterns Countryside

HS2 in Buckinghamshire 

We’re working to ensure that special places, including those in our care for the nation to enjoy, receive adequate protection from the HS2 high speed rail network

Visitors enjoying the Grecian Valley at Stowe Gardens

Supporter groups in Thames Valley 

There are loads of friendly National Trust supporter groups in the Thames Valley. They help support our places like Stowe, Hughenden and Greys Court by volunteering and fundraising. They also get together for fun days out, holidays and lectures.