HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
This fascinating Victorian manor was home to Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli from 1848 to 1881. Many of his possessions are still on display, along with beautiful gardens designed by his wife Mary-Anne. Other facilities include circular woodland walks, family tracker packs, I-spy sheets in the Manor and an exhibition revealing Hughenden's role in WWII. See website for special event details.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Ground floor only fully accessible
- Facilities: Braille leaflet, wheelchairs, ramp to house
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Manor open all year daily, 29 Oct, 11-5; 30 Oct- 5 Jan, 11-3; 6-21 Jan, closed; 22 Jan-4 Feb; weekdays 12-3, weekends 11-4 ; 5-9 Feb, weekdays 12-3; 10 Feb-28 Oct, 11-5. Garden and café 10-5. Shop 11-5. Closed Dec 24-25. Check website fo
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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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