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What we love about Buckinghamshire: An A to Z guide

PUBLISHED: 14:51 31 August 2017

Old abandoned barn in Buckinghamshire at sunset by Richard Walker (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) via flic.kr/p/mtRKJD

Old abandoned barn in Buckinghamshire at sunset by Richard Walker (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) via flic.kr/p/mtRKJD

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We set ourselves a challenge to name 26 great things about Buckinghamshire on a trip to the countryside, along the rivers and straight from A to Z…

A is for Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The beautiful Chiltern Hills run through our county.

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B is for Brill. This beautiful village has a pretty cool windmill.

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C is for Chalfont. This collection of villages are well worth a visit.

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D is for Drinks. There are some fantastic pubs here in Buckinghamshire.

E is for Ellesborough. Quite simply a lovely part of the world.

F is for Famous Faces. A whole plethora of celebrities call Buckinghamshire home.

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G is for Great Ouse. This 143 mile river passes through Buckinghamshire.

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H is for High Wycombe. Our second largest town, behind Milton Keynes.

I is for Ivinghoe Beacon. One of the most well known locations in the Chilterns.

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J is for Jordans. The village is the burial place of William Penn, founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, making it a popular tourist attraction with Americans.

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K is for Knotty Green. The Red Lion pub lies at the centre of the hamlet along with the home of Knotty Green Cricket Club and a children’s playground and is the only pub in Knotty Green and is the only remaining commercial entity in the hamlet.

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L is for Legends. None other than David Jason lives here.

M is for Marlow. A wonderful food destination, fantastic shops, the River Thames and tourism.

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N is for Naomi. Paralympic rower Naomi Riches won gold at London 2012 in the Mixed Coxed Four. There’s a gold post box in Marlow to honour her achievement.

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O is for Olney. Famous for its pancake race!

P is for Pinewood. Just where some of the biggest films of all time have been shot. No biggie.

Q is for Quainton. We really do love our windmill’s here in Buckinghamshire.

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R is for Rowing. Dorney Lake hosted rowing and canoeing at the 2012 London Olympics.

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S is for Silverstone. We may share it with Northamptonshire, but we can’t not claim this historic location.

T is for Thames. One of the most famous rivers in the world flows right through our county.

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U is for Universities. Buckinghamshire New University at High Wycombe and The University of Buckingham is the only independent university in the UK.

V is for Vale of Aylesbury. The National Trust own many properties here.

W is for Waddesdon Manor. One of those National Trust properties we were talking about (one of their most visited, too).

X is for… X. There’s a cross carved into the hillside at Whiteleaf Cross.

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Y is for Yellow wagtail. Despite being on red status list due to declining numbers it has previously been seen at Claydon Lakes, Hughenden Park, Ivinghoe Aston, Wendover, Marlow and other sites.

Z is for Zoos. OK, so you may have to pop over the border for a proper zoo, but we have many farm and animal parks such as Odds Farm at Woburn Common.

 

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