Buckinghamshire, in the heart of England’s Home Counties, and only a stone’s throw away from London, plays host to a considerable number of beautiful and traditional English villages. Whether you’re looking for the quiet of Seer Green and Jordans, the understated sophistication of Princes Risborough, or the luxurious feel of Beaconsfield, there’s sure to be somewhere in the county that’s just waiting to welcome you. Read on, to find out more about the villages of Buckinghamshire and decide which one you should be paying a visit to the next time that you find yourself in the county.
Getting Away from It All
If you’re looking for somewhere quiet, that lets you get away from it all, you’ll find that Princes Risborough meets the bill. Although its only 35 minutes by train from London, it couldn’t feel more different to the British capital. If you’re a fan of quiet country pubs, quaint English tearooms, and people who stop and say hello to you in the street, then you’ll find what you’re looking for here. There are many pubs serving food in the village, which have become nationally famous for the quality of cuisine that they provide, so be sure to take a look at this guide to pubs in Princes Risborough before you make your visit.
Moving a little bit closer to London, but still maintaining a fabulous countryside feel, you’ll find the small village of Marlow. Bisected by the River Thames, the community offers an incredible range of local shops and cafés, and another selection of pubs that have become nationally noted, due to the quality of the food they serve. Be sure to book tables in advance in these establishments, as places such as the Hand and Flowers, run by celebrity chef Tom Kerridge, have been known to book up months in advance.
Finally, there are also the small hamlets, and out of the way pubs, that lie in-between the towns and villages of the county. There are far too many of these beautiful spots to name them all individually, (and if we did, we’d risk ruining the tranquillity and peace that makes them so unique in the first place!), However, it’s worth making sure that you know your health will be taken care off when you’re far from home on your trip to Buckinghamshire. For that reason, it’s worth looking at an app like Livi to make sure that it’s always easy for you to get in touch with a doctor if you discover you need one.
A quick escape to Buckinghamshire and its quiet, leafy villages is the perfect companion to a trip to London. Take a little time during your next trip to the UK, to see everything this county has to offer.