Welcome to Buckingham

Destination Buckingham aims to make Buckingham the “go to” visitor attraction in our area. We work hard to make this vision happen and now we’d like your help. What do you like about your town? Do you have some ideas for improving the visitor experience to Buckingham?
We think Buckingham is great because it’s:

  • central to some world class visitor attractions: Stowe’s world famous gardens, Silverstone race track, Blenheim Palace, Bicester Retail Village, Bletchley Park, Claydon House – and of course it has its own historic buildings, including The Old Gaol Museum
  • full of independent shops, so wandering round the quaint streets of Buckingham you can find Spanish pottery, a chocolatier, vintage clothes, florists and specialist shops including a Savile Row tailor
  • getting to be a foodie paradise – great local food shops and local breweries, farm shops, a diverse variety of restaurants, cafes, pubs and an annual Food Fair. Twice a week, the traditional street market sells fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, olives, cheeses and fresh fish
  • strategically placed – not far from Oxford, Cambridge, Milton Keynes and London; with good transport links and a wide range of businesses
  • has excellent state and private schools, who are bringing up a new generation of highly skilled, enthusiastic and talented youngsters; and is home to Britain’s only independent university which now has a new medical school
  • above all, it has great people who are proud of their town and welcoming to visitors.

But could we offer more? I look forward to receiving your views.
Mike Smith
Chairman, Destination Buckingham Group

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Buckingham, the former county town of Buckinghamshire UK, is a vibrant small market town which has the river Great Ouse winding its way through its centre. Buckingham is characterised by a fine array of Georgian buildings and the Old Gaol which sits dominantly in the centre of the town.

One of its best features are its large green spaces in and near the town centre. Many of its roads are tree lined, making it a very green town. Buckingham is located in the rural north of Buckinghamshire and can really be described as being the Green Heart of England.

Buckingham is an ideal place to visit for a day, drop in for an hour or two while en-route to other tourist locations, or to stay longer while using it as a base to visit the many attractions nearby and/or enjoy walking the extensive footpath network.

As you will see, there are numerous places to eat, drink, shop and stay in Buckingham, which is easily accessible from many parts of the country via excellent road links.

Buckingham is home to Britain’s first modern independent University. The town also enjoys close links to the internationally famous Silverstone Motor Racing Circuit and the magnificent Stowe Landscape Gardens.

Beneath the gentle exterior of this unspoilt town lies a fascinating history, which helps to explain why the name of Buckingham is famous the world over.

Getting here (Buckingham UK) and getting about

Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, UK is located in the heart of England within one hour of Birmingham and less than 90 minutes from the centre of London. The Town is well served by roads, being easily located between the M1 to the east and the M40 to the west. A422 and A421 link directly with the Town Centre with convenient car parking.

Our nearest train link is Milton Keynes (25 minutes) which is on the main west coast line between London Euston, Birmingham, Manchester and Scotland. Bicester north station (30 minutes)

Buckingham’s central location makes it the ideal base for a touring holiday of the Northern Home Counties, South Midlands and The Cotswolds with its myriad of attractions.

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