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BEST WESTERN Buckingham Hotel

A421 Ring Road South, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1RY

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Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (141 spaces)
  • Gym
  • Pets Allowed
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Indoor Pool
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • WIFI
  • No Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

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near the BEST WESTERN Buckingham Hotel, Buckingham

Formula One: British Grand Prix

The Santander British Grand Prix at Silverstone is the highlight of the British motor racing calendar and one of the country's great sporting events. Sunday's race is the culmination of a three-day festival of motor racing.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Silverstone Circuit

Once a wartime airfield, Silverstone Circuit is now one of the world's top motor-racing venues. Host of the British Grand Prix and other major championships, Silverstone also attracts racing fanatics who want to drive on the famous track themselves.

Available : Daily

Waddesdon Manor (Gardens and Aviary)

Waddesdon Manor Gardens is a fine example of High Victorian gardening, with traditional three-dimensional carpet bedding. The summer months here are spectacular and there's lots to do all year round.

Available : Daily; not Mon or Tue


Theme park, shopping centre, or both? Xscape fuses shopping with a whole lifestyle experience, including climbing walls, bowling lanes, a multi-screen cinema, an interactive games arena, great cafés and restaurants, excellent shopping and even snow!

Available : Daily

Welsh National Opera Spring Tour

Plots and convoluted intrigue typify Welsh National Opera's two spring productions at Milton Keynes Theatre. Comedy first, in John Copley's new production of Johann Strauss' effervescent Die Fledermaus, while darker forces are at work in Verdi's Il Trovatore.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

Buckinghamshire County Show

This long-established traditional agricultural show at Weedon Park offers cattle, sheep and horse classes, domestic and horticultural classes and nearly 200 trade stands. Weather permitting, visitors can take a hot-air balloon ride or even try parachuting.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Northampton Royal & Derngate

Northampton's adjacent Victorian Royal and 1983-built Derngate Theatres have operated under one umbrella since 1999, with success that has seen shows transfer to London's National Theatre. It's not just passive participation either, as 20,000 locals get actively involved each year.

Available : Daily

Art in Action

Art in Action is a four-day festival of the arts in the grounds of Waterperry House, near Wheatley (and Oxford). Artists and craftspeople come together to demonstrate their work and engage directly with the public.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Twenty20 Cup: Northamptonshire Steelbacks

The Friends Life T20 begins with a group format in June, before quarter finals in July and Finals Day at Southampton's Rose Bowl in August. Northamptonshire Steelbacks play their home games at the County Ground in Northampton.

Available : Jun - Aug 2013 (annual)

Blenheim Palace

Constructed in the 1700s, Blenheim Palace lies 14 kilometres from Oxford and is one of England's most spectacular stately homes, as well as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The sprawling palace is surrounded by expansive gardens.

Available : Feb - Dec 2013 (annual)

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

There can be few equestrian events with a setting quite as spectacular as Blenheim Palace. The Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is one of the British Horse Society's most publicised and largest competitions.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Battle Proms at Blenheim Palace

At beautiful Blenheim Palace, the Battle Proms concert comprises traditional fairground stalls, impressive Napoleonic Cavalry and infantry displays but, most importantly, a quality classical musical programme. The magical July evening culminates in a fireworks display.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Jousting Tournament

Visitors to this special May Bank Holiday event at Blenheim Palace can watch armoured knights in hand-to-hand combat and jousting contests. Eat a picnic on the lawn and enjoy archery and falconry displays.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Bike Blenheim Palace

Bike Blenheim Palace returns for another demanding trek through the lush countryside surrounding the Cotswolds landmark. With participants ranging from committed cyclists to families keen to ride their bikes in a spectacular setting, the event continues to grow in popularity.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Battle Proms

Set in the beautiful Althorp Estate, the Battle Proms concert in August comprises traditional fairground stalls, impressive Napoleonic Cavalry and infantry displays, but most importantly, a quality classical musical programme. The magical evening culminates in a fireworks display.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Oxford Round Table Firework Display

Enjoy a full half-hour firework display at Oxford's Round Table charity event in South Park. Spectators huddle round the bonfire to "oooh!" and "aaah!" at the spectacle, with a funfair after the display and plenty of refreshments.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Tring Natural History Museum

The fantastic range of animals collected by keen zoologist Lionel Walter Rothschild is on show at the Tring Natural History Museum. Intriguing exhibits include the petrifying black angler fish and the fleas dressed as Mexican dancers.

Available : Daily

Pitt Rivers Museum

The Pitt Rivers Museum is the ethnographic museum of Oxford University, a treasure trove of man's creations from all over the world. Discover artefacts from a witch in a bottle to Hawaiian feather cloaks and a Kalabari household shrine.

Available : Daily

St Giles' Fair

St Giles' Church and street fill with craft stalls and entertainment, celebrating the wealth of tradition and antiquity inherent in the city of Oxford. The annual fair and flower festival has celebrated St Giles' Day in this manner for centuries.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Midnight Mass in New College Chapel

New College has one of the most beautiful chapels in Oxford and one of the finest choir schools. The atmospheric Midnight Mass is one of the few chances the public has to hear Christmas carols in the college.

Available : Dec 2013 (annual)

Cowley Road Carnival

Oxford's southern artery is pedestrianised as the Cowley Road Carnival brings street theatre, live music and a colourful parade to the city. This multicultural festival features stalls selling food from all over the world and plenty of family activities.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Oxford Coffee Concerts

These Sunday concerts in Oxford began in 1986 and have established themselves as one of the UK's most successful chamber music series. Visitors can enjoy performances by excellent musicians and ensembles in the stunning setting of the Holywell Music Room.

Available : Sun only

Oxford May Music Festival

Taking place in the 18th-century Holywell Music Room in Oxford's city centre, the town celebrates May Day with a special festival of concerts and lectures. The programme explores topics relating to literature, science and music.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

University of Oxford Botanic Garden

The University of Oxford's Botanic Garden is a national reference collection of 7000 different types of plant. Tucked besides Magdalene College, there is even more biological diversity here than there is in tropical rainforests.

Available : Daily

Alice's Day

Costumed performers act out scenes from Alice in Wonderland as Lewis Carroll's tale is brought to life in Oxford's quads and squares. Hosted by the Story Museum, this fantastic family day out recreates Alice's journey down the rabbit hole.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Dancin' Oxford

Each spring sees venues across the city host a series of shows, workshops and talks as part of Dancin' Oxford. From ballet to bhangra, and everything in between, this festival caters for professional dancers and spectators alike.

Available : Feb - Mar 2013 (annual)

Oxford Open Doors

A chance to discover and enjoy some of the city's most interesting buildings and spaces, Oxford Open Doors allows the public to enter buildings that are usually inaccessible. With over 100 venues taking part, there's something to interest and inspire everyone.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

CIAO! Festival

CIAO, the Children's International Arts Organisation, is an Oxford-based performing-arts organisation for young people. Celebrating its work, the annual CIAO! Festival takes place throughout the city and features a programme packed with performances, workshops and school days.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Oxford Jazz Festival

Some of Oxford's most historic venues, including the Ashmolean Museum and the Bodleian Library, host concerts at the annual Oxford Jazz Festival. A star-studded line-up performs over four days in beautiful surroundings.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)


Oxfringe, which runs alongside the famous Oxford Literary Festival, features around 150 events including literary talks, concerts, theatre shows and exhibitions. The festival takes place at venues across the city including the Old Library and the Simpkins Lee Theatre.

Available : May - Jun 2013 (annual)

Oxford Pride

Against the backdrop of the city's famous spires, Oxford Pride brings together lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual communities for a week of entertainment. The festival peaks with the annual parade and a series of parties throughout the city.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Oxford Chamber Music Festival

The Oxford Chamber Music Festival was established by violinist Priya Mitchell. The idea is to gather together international musicians for three days of intensive rehearsals followed by four days of concerts in various venues around town.

Available : Sep - Oct 2013 (annual)

Eights Week

Eights Week is the biggest event of the year for keen rowers at all the 30+ colleges of Oxford University. Each is set against the others in a "bumps" racing competition to find the best college rowing team.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Oxford Folk Festival

The annual Oxford Folk Festival takes over Oxford Town Hall and other venues for a host of performances, ceilidhs and workshops. First held in 2004, it is now a major spring event, reflecting the resurgent interest in all things folk.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

Beating the Bounds

Every Ascension Day, members of St Michael's congregation process through Oxford marking out the parish boundary by beating specially marked stones with sticks. Since some of the stones are in bars, pubs and shops, startled and bemused onlookers are common.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Oxford to Cambridge Bike Ride

The Oxford to Cambridge Bike Ride in aid of the British Heart Foundation links England's two most famous university cities. Starting in Oxford, the 89-mile route heads through Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, into the Cambridgeshire fenlands before ending in Cambridge.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Oxford City Royal Regatta

The popular historic Oxford City Royal Regatta is held along a beautiful stretch of the Isis (River Thames). It takes place over two days, with a 1000-metre course on the Saturday and a 500-metre sprint the following day.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Oxford May Day

Centuries-old traditions are upheld for Oxford May Day by the population of this student town. Spectators gather in their thousands to hear the choir of Magdalen College sing in the new May dawn from the top of their chapel tower.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Bodleian Library

Oxford's eminence as one of England's most beautiful cities and an outstanding academic centre is encapsulated in the sprawling Bodleian Library. The complex of historical buildings contains one of the most comprehensive collections of literature in Europe.

Available : Daily

Freud Cafe

Housed in a renovated church complete with stained-glass windows, the popular Freud Cafe bar frequently has live music and is popular with students. The menu features light snacks and a wide selection of pizzas.

Available : Daily

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BEST WESTERN Buckingham Hotel
A421 Ring Road South
MK18 1RY

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