Places to visit around Buckinghamshire

We have it all in Buckinghamshire, whether you're looking for a grand day out at a magnificent country house with formal gardens or a run around in glorious beech woods and chalk downland.

The view from the Temple of Friendship showing the Palladian Bridge with the Gothic Temple in the distance on top of a large grassy hill of Hawkwell Fields

Stowe

Find out more about Stowe, Buckinghamshire

The west front of the house

Claydon

Splendid eighteenth-century English interiors in an idyllic country setting

The parterre and south front of the house at Hughenden, Buckinghamshire

Hughenden

Country home of the Victorian statesman Benjamin Disraeli, Hughenden offers a vivid insight into the life of the most unlikely Victorian Prime Minister.

South Front of Waddesdon Manor during autumn

Waddesdon Manor

Magnificent house and grounds in the style of a 16th-century French château.

Ashridge Estate in autumn

Ashridge Estate

Ashridge Estate boasts ancient trees, rolling chalk downlands and lush meadows.

Chiltern Escarpment

The Chilterns 

There's rolling hills, woodland walks and grand houses tucked away in the Chilterns - a perfect patch of countryside on London's doorstep.

The Temple of Music at West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire

West Wycombe Park, Village and Hill

The elegant Palladian home of the Dashwood family, historic village and countryside.

A sundial of box hedge topiary in the gardens at Ascott

Ascott

Half-timbered house originating from 1606, transformed by the Rothschilds in the late 19th century, containing superb collections.

The pagoda in the Water Garden at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire surrounded by autumn colour

Cliveden

Find out more about the gardens and countryside at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

Pitstone Windmill Ashridge Estate Herts

Pitstone Windmill

A rare and striking example of an early form of post mill

Boarstall Duck Decoy Home Pipe

Boarstall Duck Decoy

A rare survival of a seventeenth-century duck decoy

Canons ashby on a bright frosty morning

Canons Ashby

Explore a tranquil Elizabethan manor house set in beautiful 18th-century gardens.

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'.

There are plenty of places to enjoy the view from Dunstable Downs

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade

Soar above a breathtaking landscape, sculpted over time, decorated by nature and enjoyed by generations. A great place to explore and fly a kite.

The rotating writing shed at Shaw’s Corner

Shaw's Corner, Hertfordshire 

Shaw's Corner was the beloved home of George Bernard Shaw for 44 years. He left it to the Trust on his death, and we've taken care of it ever since. Shaw was a towering figure of the 20th century, renowned for his wit and imagination and the enduring characters of his plays. The house is much as Shaw left it, with a fascinating collection of personal effects. You can also visit his famous writing hut, which is tucked away at the bottom of the garden.