Once a coaching inn dating from the 16th century, The Crown now offers a mix of quirky, modern…
Chenies Manor House is a Tudor Manor house set in delightful gardens. The House was originally known as Chenies Palace, and was owned by the Cheyne Family from the 12th to the 15th centuries. After 1460 the original house was expanded by Sir John Cheyne and later by John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford. The House was visited by both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, has 22 chimneys, and is thought to be haunted.
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Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open Apr-Oct, Wed- Thu & BH Mon 2-5. Private groups by appointment
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About the area
Buckinghamshire is a land of glorious beech trees, wide views and imposing country houses. Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli savoured the peace and tranquillity of Hughenden Manor, while generations of statesmen have entertained world leaders at Chequers, the Prime Minister’s rural retreat. Stowe and Waddesdon Manor are fine examples of even grander houses, set amid sumptuous gardens and dignified parkland.
The Vale of Aylesbury is a vast playground for leisure seekers with around 1,000 miles (1,609km) of paths and tracks to explore. Rising above it are the Chiltern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 308sq miles (798sq km). They are best appreciated in autumn, when the leaves turn from dark green to deep brown. In the southeast corner of the Chilterns lie the woodland rides of Burnham Beeches, another haven for ramblers and wildlife lovers. Although the county’s history is long and eventful, it’s also associated with events within living memory. At Bletchley Park, more than 10,000 people worked in complete secrecy to try and bring a swift conclusion to World War II. Further south, an otherwise unremarkable stretch of railway line was made infamous by the Great Train Robbery in the summer of 1963.
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