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The George and Dragon Hotel
"Beautiful charming oldie world feel about the place, the food was excellent and they had an excellent selection real ale. Staff were very friendly and helpfull I would recommend to ..." More

The George and Dragon Hotel
"i have stayed at The George and Dragon before and was looking forward to a return visit but how disappointing the listing is very out of date the hotel has ..." More

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West Wycombe village in the Chiltern Hills, is just west of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. The picturesque buildings here date back to the 16th century with old pubs, interesting shops, tearooms and a garden centre. The only hotel here is the coaching inn The George and Dragon. The National Trust has owned this area since 1934. It is here that Sir Francis Dashwood, whose family home was at West Wycombe Park – the 18th century Palladian mansion with stunning Rococo landscaped gardens, founded the notorious Hellfire Club. The mansion is only open in the summer months but is often used as a film location, e.g. for “Top Gear”. Nearby, beneath the hill (an Iron Age Fort) on top of which is the vast and hexagonal Dashwood Mausoleum and the best vantage point for spotting Red Kites, is the spectacular West Wycombe Caves. These caves were formed naturally, but were then excavated more by hand in the 1750s to provide local employment and a meeting venue for the secret Hellfire Club. The caves are open daily all year and regularly frequented by Natterers, Pipistrelle and other bats. Also on top of the hill is the 18th century church of St Lawrence with it’s golden globe – a well-known landmark giving up to 8 people at a time panoramic views of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Hellfire Caves
West Wycombe Park

Church

St Lawrence, West Wycombe

Market

Bledlow Ridge Car Boot
West Wycombe Car Boot

Pub and Bar

Swan Inn
The Old Plough

Sports Clubs

West Wycombe CC (Cricket)
West Wycombe Park (Polo)

Shops

Plant & Harvest Nursery
R S Troutt & Co
West Wycombe Village Store
Paul's Newsagents

Places to Stay near West Wycombe

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The George and Dragon Hotel (0.18 miles)

The George and Dragon Hotel

Through a cobbled archway on West Wycombe High Street, you come to the entrance of a coaching inn built in the early 18th Century. When you walk in, it feels quite natural that people have ... More | visit website

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Clifton Rooms (1.34 miles)

Clifton Rooms

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Clifton Rooms is part of the Clifton Lodge Hotel on the West Wycombe Road High Wycombe Bucks.

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Buckingham Apartments (1.64 miles)

Buckingham Apartments

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Contemporary serviced apartments providing our guests with excellent facilities, comfort and convenience. Buckingham Apartments offers you more freedom, flexibilty and privacy than you will find in a traditonal hotel. We ... More

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Malvern House (2.02 miles)

Malvern House

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With the elegant style of a modern hotel and the good value of a bed and breakfast, this 4-star family-run property is located in a peaceful residential area of High ... More

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Wendover Arms (2.14 miles)

Wendover Arms

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Recently fully refurbished, the Wendover Arms now offers modern rooms, free Wi-Fi, free private parking, traditional English food and authentic Thai cuisine. In a convenient location, near the Cressex Business Park, between ... More

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Abbey Lodge Hotel (2.58 miles)

Abbey Lodge Hotel

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Located in the heart of England, surrounded by excellent bars, restaurants and shopping in High Wycombe town centre, this homely hotel offers an ideal base.

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Holiday Inn High Wycombe M40 (2.69 miles)

Holiday Inn High Wycombe M40

Close to the M40 and with easy links to the M25 and M4, the Holiday Inn High Wycombe M40 Jct4 Hotel is an ideal location whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure. The accommodation combines ... More | visit website

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Alexandra Park (2.71 miles)

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A luxuriously refurbished two-bed ground floor apartment located just minutes walk from High Wycombe Hospital, the Eden Shopping Centre, Bucks University and High Wycombe Rail station – available on both ... More

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The Crown at Radnage (2.88 miles)

The Crown at Radnage

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The Crown at Radnage is a family run, traditional pub with newly built guest accommodation. It has a large garden to enjoy real ales and classic homemade pub food. Located ... More

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Uplands (2.97 miles)

Uplands

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In 18 acres of tranquil grounds, surrounded by beautiful Chiltern countryside, Uplands overlooks the Hughenden Valley and combines a classical mansion house with purpose-built, contemporary buildings.

Based in High Wycombe, just a ... More

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