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Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Amersham is one of those towns where with one cast of the eye, you immediately know that this is a place with a long history for around the broad High Street is a mixture of fine...

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Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire, taking over the mantle from the town of Buckingham during the 16th century. Aylesbury is a very busy vibrant town, situated at...

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Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

On arrival in Beaconsfield you are immediately struck by the spaciousness of its wide streets and the wonderful show of Victorian buildings and houses in the main street.

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Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Said to have been founded by 'Bucca' leader of the first Anglo Saxon settlers during the 7th century AD, and declared the county town of Buckinghamshire during the year 888 by...

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Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Located in the picturesque Chess Valley along the Chiltern hills and surrounded by famland, Chesham is one of Buckinghamshire's most attractive towns.

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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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...

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Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Marlow developed into a thriving town from a small community situated at the side of the River Thames.

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Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire

Visitors here can find plenty to interest them, the town has the worlds oldest iron-bridge still in use for motorised traffic.

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Olney, Buckinghamshire

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.

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Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire

An exquisite feature of the town is the Norman Church of St.Mary, the church shows restoration work from the 13th and 14th centuries and a modern spire built during the early part of the 20th century.

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Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire

The pretty market town of Stony Stratford is an ancient town built around the Roman road 'Watling Street' which runs through the middle of the town. It is well worth a visit with...

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Winslow, Buckinghamshire

The town lies in an outstanding position amid attractive agricultural countryside in the Vale of Aylesbury.

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