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Wycombe District

On the Chiltern Hills

Wycombe District is situated in the heart of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; it stretches south to the River Thames at Marlow and north to the highest point in the Chilterns at Coombe Hill, beyond Princes Risborough.

High Wycombe, the largest town in the Buckinghamshire, has a wide Georgian High Street, dominated by the Guildhall where Benjamin Disraeli (who lived at Hughenden Manor, now owned by the National Trust) addressed his public meetings. Nearby lies the Rye, a wide expanse of grassland bordered by a lake and the perfect place for a stroll through the hanging beech woods.

Close to the centre of the town in a delightful 18th century house is Wycombe Museum, which is a great place to discover the fascinating history of the district. To the west of the town is the picturesque National Trust village of West Wycombe, the village is home to West Wycombe Park, the infamous Hell-fire Caves and the Dashwood Mausoleum.

Marlow is an attractive Georgian riverside town famous for it 19th century suspension bridge and a fine High Street lined with tempting specialist shops. A number of famous writers have lived and worked in and around the town including the poet Shelley, T S Eliot and Jerome K Jerome.

Princes Risborough lies in the lee of the Chiltern Hills, at the base of the Whiteleaf Cross which marks the route of the Ridgeway National Trail. This small market town is an excellent centre from which to explore the network of rights of way through the hills.

The district is well served by roads and public transport and is the ideal day trip destination for visitors to the South East.

Places to Stay in this area:
The Kings Arms Hotel
Clifton Lodge Hotel
The Fox

For more information contact:
South East Tourism - 0871 716 2449

Tourist Information Numbers

High Wycombe
Address: Paul's Row
High Wycombe
Telephone Number: 0871 572 1769
South East Tourism 0871 572 2475
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Address: 31 High Street
Telephone Number: 0871 572 1769
South East Tourism 0871 572 2475
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Risborough Area
Address: Tower Court
Horns Lane
Princes Risborough
Telephone Number: 0871 572 1769
South East Tourism 0871 572 2475
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