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Glendurgan Gardens, in Cornwall.  Tree Heather in flower in March

Mawnan Smith

in the county of Cornwall

Start of the Clipper Round the World Race - Aug 2009


in the county of Hampshire

Looking down to the road.


a Historic City in the county of Somerset

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Pictures of Winslow

Winslow, Buckinghamshire.  Church Street and St. Laurence Church

About Winslow

The delightful town of Winslow has a long and illustrious history. It was first mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086. The town lies in an outstanding position amid attractive agricultural countryside in the Vale of Aylesbury. A quiet stroll around the town reveals a pleasant market square where you will find the old world Bell Inn and attractive shops.

Many of the town's buildings belong to the Victorian era, this gives Winslow its air of order and harmony. Off the High Street there is a patchwork of narrow lanes crammed with quintessentially English timber-framed houses and pretty cottages. Standing at one end of the High Street is the town's chief glory - the lovely church dedicated to St.Lawrence. Of Norman architecture, built mainly in the 12th-century, the church has lavish decoration and a beautifully carved Jacobean pulpit. There are 15th-century wall paintings and a host of other treasures gathered throughout it's long history. It is a calm, peaceful church in which to spend time looking around and enjoy a few serene prayerful moments.

Circled by many pleasurable towns and villages, Winslow makes an ideal base to explore the beautiful Vale of Aylesbury and take a look at lovely Buckinghamshire.

Tourist Attractions include include: Silverstone Grand Prix course and museum, Stowe Gardens, Claydon House (NT), The River Great Ouse, Wildlife Park and Buckinghamshire Railway Centre.

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Milton Keynes train station, central Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes (46 Pictures) in the county of Buckinghamshire

(8.3 miles, 13.4 km, direction NE of Winslow)

Of interest to visitors to the town is Milton Keynes Museum, this preserves the history of the town and its area from the early 19th century through to the present day...

Woburn Deer Park, Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire. August 2006

Woburn (30 Pictures) in the county of Bedfordshire

(11.4 miles, 18.3 km, direction E of Winslow)

The picturesque village of Woburn has an mixture of delightful old cottages and the magnificent Woburn Abbey...

Stoke Bruerne

Stoke Bruerne (38 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Northamptonshire

(13.9 miles, 22.3 km, direction N of Winslow)

Lying just south of Northampton this beautiful canal village offers a wealth of interest to any boating enthusiast or any country lover...

Olney Church

Olney (62 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Buckinghamshire

(16.4 miles, 26.3 km, direction NE of Winslow)

Amongst other things the small town of Olney in Buckinghamshire is famous for its hymns - Amazing Grace was one of the so-called Olney Hymns written by the rector John Newton, and William Cowper, the poet...

Sulgrave Manor, Northamptonshire. Ancestral home of George Washington's family

Sulgrave (2 Pictures) in the county of Northamptonshire

(17.0 miles, 27.3 km, direction NW of Winslow)

USA President George Washington's ancestral home in England...

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Claydon House in Middle Claydon, nr Buckingham, Buckinghamshire.

Claydon House (5 Pictures)

(3.6 miles, 5.8 km, direction SW)

Claydon House was built by the 2nd Earl Verney in the middle of the 18th-century, on land which had belonged to his family since.....

Quainton Windmill and Stone cross, Quainton, Buckinghamshire.

Quainton Windmill (8 Pictures)

(5.0 miles, 8.1 km, direction S)

The Tallest Windmill in Buckinghamshire..

Quainton Railway Museum, Quainton, Near Aylesbury, Bucks.

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre (9 Pictures)

(5.9 miles, 9.5 km, direction S)


The Old Gaol Museum, Buckingham

The Old Gaol Museum (8 Pictures)

(6.0 miles, 9.7 km, direction NW)


A picture of Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park (28 Pictures)

(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction NE)

Also referred to as Station-X, Bletchley Park was the top-secret wartime base of Allied code breakers, such as Alan Turing and.....

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Waddesdon Manor (92 Pictures)

(7.5 miles, 12.1 km, direction S)

Creator of Waddesdon, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, who was a great fan of France and its arts, together with his french.....

Ascott House the Dutch garden

Ascott House (3 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.8 km, direction SE)

This stunningly beautiful house began life in the 17th-century as a small timber-framed black and white farmhouse. It was.....

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