Visit High Wycombe

Located about 30 miles northwest of central London, one of the high wycombe hotels can be used as a base to explore the capital. However, Buckinghamshire's largest town also has plenty to see and do in its own right.

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Museums and Culture

An historic 18th century building is home to the town's museum, which has interactive displays on local history, as well as the town's former status as a major furniture manufacturer. A couple of miles south is the Wycombe Air Park, home to a collection of vintage planes from various eras. Nearby Hughenden Manor was the home of former Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, while the town's Swan Theatre has a varied programme of music, plays and other events and is one of the best venues outside London. Shopping in High Wycombe ranges from the boutiques in the Eden Centre, to the town's market which dates from Medieval times.

Parks and Open Spaces

The Rye is a large area of grassland and heath west of the town, and is a popular area for fishing, hiking and boating. High Wycombe is virtually surrounded by the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering plenty of opportunity for walking, cycling and bird watching. The area is dotted with small towns and villages, and is home to several of southern England's finest stately homes. For more formal outdoor space, the 40 acres of West Wycombe Park offer landscaped gardens, lakes and water features, as well as an 18th country house designed in the flamboyant Italianate style.

Things To Do With Children

In nearby great Missenden is the family friendly Roald Dahl museum, an interactive museum and story centre. The much loved children's author lived in the area for much of his life. Most kids - and adults - also love visiting Bekonscot Model Village, the oldest in the world. The village has been shown on television numerous times and features a gauge 1 model railway running through the site. Also within easy reach of High Wycombe is Odds Farm park, a 40 acre facility with hundreds of regular animal themed activities and events. Most kids make straight for the Playbarn with its giant hay bale climbing area, although there are plenty of other outdoor attractions including crazy golf, a maze and go-karts.

If you are looking for a family friendly and affordable destination offering easy access to both the city and unspoiled countryside, High Wycombe is an ideal choice.