Best Western have 4 hotels in Buckinghamshire
Staying at a hotel in Buckinghamshire is the perfect way to experience this thriving home county and all it has to offer. From the majestic stately houses to the cosy country pubs, and from acres of extraordinary rolling countryside to lush little village greens, there is so much to experience.
Town and city breaks in Buckinghamshire
Developed in the 1960s, Milton Keynes is the place to go to discover a buzzing arts and literature scene, the town is literally teeming with great events and venues. Look out for public sculptures scattered around the place, such as the famous Concrete Cows. Here you'll also find Bletchley Park, famous home of the Second World War code breakers. Visit this historical site to learn about the invention of the modern-day computer and catch a variety of amazing exhibitions on wartime England. Head to High Wycombe and the vast Eden Centre if you fancy some retail therapy, then take a stroll through Rye Park, host to many events and festivals throughout the year.
Holidays in the Buckinghamshire countryside
Leave your Buckinghamshire hotel and head for the hills to take in the county's quintessentially English landscapes. Over a third is part of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Follow a section of the Ridgeway National Trail across beautiful open downland and through peaceful woodlands. Go on a Red Kite Walk to catch a glimpse of the eponymous birds in their natural habitat, particularly plentiful in number over the winter months. For even more wildlife, make your way to Warburg Nature Reserve or to Hurley Chalk Pit, known for its many varieties of wildflowers and butterflies.
Attractions in Buckinghamshire
Visit the man-made Hell-Fire Caves in West Wycombe to see where Sir Francis Dashwood's notorious Hellfire Club used to meet. The Dashwoods' breathtaking country house, West Wycombe Park, can be found nearby. Not far from Buckingham, Stowe Landscape Gardens can be viewed in all their Georgian splendour, and in Haddenham you can visit Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital, where you can tour the protected sanctuary areas for animals who can't return to the wild, and visit the world's only Hedgehog Memorabilia Museum. In Beaconsfield there's the charming Lilliputian world of Bekonscot Model Village to be explored. First opened in 1929, it inspired Enid Blyton's tale 'The Enchanted Village'. Roald Dahl was also inspired by Buckinghamshire; take the Roald Dahl Trail to learn of all the locations that influenced his work. Book a hotel in Buckinghamshire with Best Western to really experience this wonderful county.
Hotels in Buckinghamshire
Attractions in Buckinghamshire:
Daily 10.30am-5.30pm (last admission 4.45pm); park daily 9am-4.45pm; 2 Nov-16 Dec Wed-Sun only Feb - Dec 2013 (annual)
Mar-Oct: Mon & Wed-Sun 11am-5pm; Dec 11am-4pm Feb - Dec 2013; not Tue (annual)
Daily 10am-5pm (until 6pm in high season) Feb - Nov 2013 (annual)
Apr-July Mon-Sat 11am; Aug-Mar 11am alternate days and excluding Sundays; please visit the castle's website for full details Jan - Dec 2013 (annual)
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)