The perfect setting to recharge your batteries and lose yourself in some of England’s most beautiful landscape, Buckinghamshire was certainly in the front of the queue when the views were handed out. No matter which of our Buckinghamshire holiday cottages you choose as your home from home, the chances are you’ll be within easy reach of a National Trust day out as the county has more National Trust properties to its name than any other in England…now there’s a fact to impress your fellow holidaymakers.
Roald Dahl was one of the county’s most famous residents, and The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is found right in the little village the author called home. A must-visit attraction for those of you with children in tow, the museum celebrates the books that have ignited imaginations for generations, and there are activities to inspire budding writers as well as fascinating insights into the life of the man behind the characters.
The Chiltern Open Air Museum is one of the county’s most unique days out. It’s home to a collection of 30 historic buildings which have been saved and rebuilt within the museum grounds, and you’ll come across everything from an Iron Age house to a chapel. There’s a surreal feel to the attraction and its collection of rescued buildings, and it’s a fun one for all ages.
Now, we mentioned Buckinghamshire’s National Trust attractions, and if you only see one during your stay then it’s got to be Stowe Landscape Gardens. Designed by Capability Brown, the eighteenth century garden is dotted with temples and monuments, and it’s not only an inspirational day out for anyone with a passion for history but the wide open spaces mean there’s plenty of opportunity for children to enjoy the Great Outdoors and let off steam during their visit too.