In peaceful, picturesque Turville, in the heart of the Chilterns AONB, 8 miles from Marlow and…
Go underground into the Hell-Fire Caves for a unique day out. Sir Francis Dashwood had these extraordinary caves excavated in the 1750s. The caves were reputed to have hosted the notorious Hell-Fire Club, whose members included some of Britain's most senior aristocrats and statesmen. A tour of the caves takes you past various small chambers to the Banqueting Hall, down over the River Styx to the Inner Temple, which is about 300 feet beneath the church on the top of the hill. The caves are scattered with statues in costume and a commentary with sound effects is included in the tour. See website for special events, including Halloween.
Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, Apr-Oct, daily 11-5.30; Nov-Mar, weekends & school hols 11-5.30
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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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