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About High Wycombe
The largest town in Buckinghamshire county, and once famous for its thriving chair making industry, High Wycombe is the only town in the world that weighs its Mayors, which is a tradition held since medieval times.
The Mayor is weighed in public at the beginning and end of their serving year to see if they have gained weight at the taxpayers expense! Although the actual weight of the Mayor is not declared, the Town Crier announces "And no more!" if the Mayor has not put on weight, or "And some more!" if he has.
The main attraction in Wycombe is Hughenden Manor, the home of the former Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.
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High Wycombe, the largest town in Buckinghamshire, is the only town in the world that weighs its Mayors. It does this to see if they've gained any weight at the taxpayers expense!More High Wycombe facts..
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Abbey Lodge Hotel
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England (0.3 miles, 0.4 km)
Abbey Lodge Hotel is in the town centre, a few minutes' walk from High Wycombe Train Station. Bars, restaurants, the shopping centre, theatre and bus station are within walking distance....
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Premier Inn High Wycombe Central
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England (0.4 miles, 0.6 km)
Situated in the centre of High Wycombe, this Premier Inn offers modern rooms with en suite bathrooms, and an on-site restaurant. High Wycombe Rail Station is just a 10-minute walk away....
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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England (0.7 miles, 1.2 km)
Situated just over 1 mile from High Wycombe Rail Station, the Wendover Arms offers modern en-suite accommodation, free Wi-Fi, free off-road parking....
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Ambassador Court Hotel
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England (1.0 miles, 1.6 km)
The Ambassador Court Hotel is a modern group-run hotel situated close to the town centre of High Wycombe. There is free high-speed internet access and ample parking....
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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England (1.1 miles, 1.7 km)
Near High Wycombe town centre, this guest house offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking. The en suite rooms have power showers, tea and coffee making facilities, and a TV....
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|London Heathrow Airport||(16.7 miles, 26.9 km, direction SE)|
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|High Wycombe to London||(28.0 miles, 45.1 km, direction E)|
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