Buckingham offers a fascinating variety of shops with numerous independent small traders. This is a cheerful, friendly alternative to the normal chain stores that populate most towns, and the scramble that usually accompanies town centre shopping.

Craft and antique shops sit side by side with florists, jewellers and gift-shops; all nestled neatly in the attractive Market Hill and quaintly narrow adjoining streets.

The comparatively new Cornwall Place, which is home to a variety of shops, is conveniently located next to the 300-space car park running alongside the River Great Ouse, with its picnic opportunities. There is also Buckingham’s Hidden Quarter; a selection of independent shops & small businesses on Bridge Street and Well Street.

A market town since the time of Mary Tudor, Buckingham has a general market on Tuesdays and Saturdays and a flea market on Saturdays. A wide range of traditional foods from around the world also feature at continental markets held at various times throughout the year.

Shopmobility in Buckingham

Shopping2It is a scheme to allow anyone with a mobility problem, whether temporary or permanent, to get out and about in Buckingham Town Centre.

Shopmobility loans manual and powered wheelchairs, scooters and walking aids FREE to help people get access to the entire Town Centre.

Shopmobility is located in Cornwalls Meadow Car Park. Telephone 07738 314027
Opening times:

  • Tuesday 9.30 am – 3.30 pm
  • Saturday 9.30 am – 1.00 pm
  • Closed Bank Holidays

Who can use it?

Buckingham shopmobility is for anyone, young or not so young, who has difficulty in getting around. This may include people with disabilities, elderly people or people who are temporarily less mobile, for instance because of a broken leg, pregnancy or illness. The service is available both to residents and visitors to Buckingham.

How does it work?

It’s so simple – when you use the scheme for the first time you will be asked to fill in a registration form and show proof of identification with your name and address – a pension book or fuel bill for example. You will also need to provide a passport size photograph of yourself. If you are using a manual or powered wheelchair for the first time, Shopmobility staff will be pleased to train you how to use it. Once you’re happy and confident… off you go!

How can I get there?

Taxi services can drop you right outside the Shopmobility building. You can also use Dial-A-Ride call 01296 330 088.

What else is offered?

Shopmobility has free car park spaces. Cushions, blankets and rain capes are also available.

Also short and long term hire of manual wheelchairs can be arranged.


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