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This town is best known for the world’s most famous racecourse, It was formerly
the village of East Cote and was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne. The first four-day
Royal Meeting was held in June 1768 and has continued to the present day. Today
Ascot Racecourse stages 25 days of quality flat and National Hunt racing each
year. The Royal Meeting has developed into a full list of fixtures. Racing takes
place at Ascot from May to October. The course has been undergoing a lot of work
and the 2005 "Royal Ascot" meeting was in fact held in York.
is a modern town in the heart of Berkshire that is also home to a lot of offices.
It has a population of around 100,000. South of Bracknell there a forest and heathway,
close to Sandhurst and Crowthorne. The countryside is seen as significant scientific
interest, with over 30 separate countryside areas to explore.
Cippenham is located close to the M4 at Slough West between Slough and
Maidenhead at the westerly end of the Slough Trading Eatate.The original village
has greatly expanded in the 1980s with a large development of houses at "Windsor
Meadows" so called because of the views towards Windsor Castle. There
is a large supermarket in the centre of the development.The
area now runs into Slough at The Chalvey end. The nearest railway station is Burnham
located on the River Thames between Maidenhead and Marlow and is a very picturesque
riverside village. It has a colourful and interesting historic background. There
is evidence of Roman occupation, however development of the town as it is known
today did not happen until Saxon occupation in the 8th century. There are a number
if Victorian houses and cottages throughout the town and also Georgian cottages
which provides evidence of development in the 18th century. It
is actually made up of three villages, Cookham Village, Cookham Rise and Cookham
Dean. Cookham Rise is in the middle and has a train station on the Marlow to Maidenhead
line. There are one or two direct trains to London, Paddington on a daily basis,
but normally one needs to change at Maidenhead.
Has changed a lot over the years, however despite much modern development,
Datchet still manages to retain many features of the quiet riverside settlement
it once was. The older buildings cluster around The Green with its central oak
tree commemorating Queen Victoria’s Jubilee, whilst those of later periods line
the roads which radiate towards the River where the Thameside gardens form the
most attractive feature. It is well located for Slough, Windsor and London Heathrow
and has a railway station - London Paddington - South Wales.
famous for Eton College. It is located on the River Thames and can be accessed
by the footbridge to Windsor (Closed to traffic in the 1960's) and until
boundary changes was in Buckinghamshire. The college that was founded in 1440
by King Henry VI takes up a large proportion of the town. The College originally
had 70 King’s Scholars or ‘Collegers’ who lived in the College and were educated
free, and a small number of ‘Oppidans’ who lived in the town of Eton and paid
for their education. Today it is a "public school" for approximately
1,290 boys between the ages of 13 and 18, all of whom are boarders wearing their
very distinctive uniform - 2 / 3 piece tail suits.
Langley is located to the east of Slough and north of the M4. It is a town
with Langley College, shopping centre and plenty of housing. To the north it borders
countryside towards Iver. There is a railway station for London Paddington. Its
history goes back to the 11th or early 12th century when St Mary's Church was
Maidenhead is located on the River Thames and is part of the Royal borough
of Windsor and Maidenhead. Maidenhead is seen as a New Town compared with surrounding
areas which are described as ancient. The first bridge to span the Thames was
built in 1225, which in turn increased the amount of the population.Apart
having the River Thames running through it has the A4 (with the M4 London to South
Wales to the south) and main line rail connections to London and South Wales.
It has a very good shopping centre and a lot of the original character of the
town is retained. It is now very much a popular commuter town and property is
expensive, there is a great choice of pubs and restaurants to suit all budgets.
is set in the heart of the beautiful Thames Valley and has one of the fastest
growing centres for business, shopping and leisure. Located just off the M4 and
with the A4 running through it together with the London Paddington - South Wales
railway. It is situated in England's Silicon Valley and home to major computer
companies like. Microsoft, Digital and Oracle and also many large commercial companies
i.e. Yellow Pages and British Gas. It is famous for its red brick buildings, medieval
churches and old coaching inns, some of which date back over a thousand years.
Reading is a very lively and colourful town within the summer months, with plenty
of special events and festivals. The Reading Music Festival being one of its most
of the attractions of this town is the Reading Museum.
Slough is located between Langley and Maidenhead. The
town began to attract people when the Slough Station was opened
In the early 1900s, the Trading Estate began to form and now
covers a large expanse north of Burnham Beeches stretching
out to Cippenham and Burnham and operated by Slough Estates.
It has undergone a rapid increase in growth, which has contributed
to its image as a thriving commercial and industrial town.
The high street used to be known as the "golden mile".
shopping centre today now has the Queensmere and the Observatory
shopping malls. The population of the town has grown to over
108,000 people. There is a Museum located close to the Town
Hall and still retains a mixture of old and new.
The town. is also home to The Thames Valley University and
is ideal for commuting with rail connections together with
the M4 and its proximity to London Heathrow airport.
of Department Store business in centre of Slough for over
is famous for Windsor Castle, that is the largest inhabited stronghold in
the world and England's largest castle. It was once a wooden stockade built by
William the Conqueror. With over 900 years history, Windsor Castle has become
a favoured Royal residence. In 1917 George V declared that his family and descendants
would take the surname Windsor. The town retains plenty of character from Peascod
Street, up Castle Hill. There is a popular Theatre opposite the castle "Theatre
Royal Windsor" and as the town is situated on the River Thames (Opposite
Eton) it is very popular with residents and visitors. Windsor has two stations.
A rail link was built between Windsor and Slough so that Queen Victoria could
connect to travel to London (Paddington) and the other line goes to London (Waterloo).
The beautiful town of Beaconsfield is located near the Chiltern Hills with
the A40 London - Oxford running through the Old Town and the M40 bypassing it
to one side. It has an historic Old Town and bustling New Town, surrounded by
Green Belt and ancient woodland.
Amersham the town is divided. The original old town with All Saints Church
in the centre and colourful hotels, pubs and shops and the "new town"
like Gerrards Cross that developed after the London Marlylebone railway
line was built. The new town is also home to another town/village, right in the
heart of the town, that is well known - Bekonscot is the oldest and most
well renowned model village in the world. At Forty Green a short drive away is
The Royal Standard of England - the pub is reported to be the oldest Free House
in England. Other Local Villages Jordans famous for the Quaker Meeting
House, Seer Green, Loudwater and Knotty Green.
a thriving town located by the River Thames between Marlow and Cookham in Berks.
It has an excellent selection of shops, schools and restaurants and is well situated
for M40, M4 and M25 road connections. Other Local villages Flackwell Heath.
is no longer a typical English village spreading out onto to the Slough Trading
estate / Cippenham borders, the M4 and London Paddington - South Wales railway.
Very close by is the forest area known as Burnham Beeches. There are about 500
acres of woodland owned by the Corporation of London. This forest area has been
freequently used for filming (often in conjunction with Pinewood Studios at Iver
Heath) and the area has "doubled" for the Malayan Jungle, Robin Hood's
Sherwood Forest and Carry on films.
St Peter is located on the main A413 between London and Aylesbury. It lies
in a valley on the spur of the Chiltern Hills. The village street still retains
most of its original character and although a new shopping centre was built in
the 1960's the distinctive hill rising from the shopping centre with shops only
on one side for the majority of the road looks very similar to it did in the 1950's.
St Giles Lies
about 3 miles south east of Amersham just off the A413. It is a picturesque village
with church, pond, village green, shops and pubs. It's history goes back for nearly
2000 years with a Roman road running through it. It is well known for "Milton's
Cottage" home of the poet John Milton. The village has expanded onto the
main A413 towards Chalfont St Peter and up the hill towards Little Chalfont and
that area houses some very large properties.
after the London Marlylebone railway came to the area. Initially the development
of shops and houses was on the Chalfont St Peter side, but during the 1950's on
the other side of the railway bridge the development continued and housing now
spreads south (was the common intervening) across the A40 down towards Stoke Poges
and Slough. Like Beaconsfield it is now amongst some of the most expensive areas
to live in, in England
Common and Farnham Royal - Farnham Royal was
the original village complete with village pump and pubs on the junction of the
Slough - Beaconsfield - Stoke Poges Road. It is on the border of Burnham Beeches.
Farnham Common is to the north and the shopping centre with pubs and restaurants
is located along the road going towards Beaconsfield. Other villages close by
include Hedgerley and Fulmer.
is a thriving market town surrounded by beautiful countryside and is the largest
town In Buckinghamshire. It offers a complete mix of amenities including excellent
retail facilities. landscaped gardens. theatres as well as sporting and leisure
along the Wye Valley from West Wycombe In the West to Loudwater and Wooburn In
: Guildhall High Wycombe
Wycombe was once a world renowned town for Its furniture industry which began
In the 17th Century. Today High Wycombe Is better known for technology and business
with large modern business parks nearby and successful local enterprises.
time out is easy with a wide range of arts and entertainment facilities and events.
whether it's eating out, taking time out or splashing out, High Wycombe will meet
all your needs.
can enjoy the town's many handsome 17th and 18th century buildings particularly
along the pedestrianised High Street offering shoppers a pleasant. traffic free
environment. Here there is a street market on a Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
The beautifully landscaped gardens of the Wycombe Museum (furniture / chairs)
in Priory Avenue provide an oasis in the heart of the town centre.
London's attractions are as little as 45 minutes away on the Chiltern Line so
that you can be where the action is in next to no time.Left
& above: All Saints Church High Wycombe
Wycombe is home to excellent retail facilities and superstores are situated
nearby in Cressex is well placed with comprehensive transport links and services
ensure easy access to a variety of major destinations including London. Heathrow.
Gatwick. Oxford, and the Midlands. An extensive bus and coach network compliment
rail links and roads connecting High Wycombe with neighbouring areas and important
and the surrounding villages
are well-regarded in Buckinghamshire. Situated two miles north of High Wycombe
in the heart of the Chiltern Hills. the villages benefit from all the necessary
amenities including local shops. places of worship, restaurants, public houses
and schools which cater for children of all ages.
is surrounded by a network of delightful and extremely popular villages including
Penn, Tylers Green, Widmer End and Holmer Green. These villages are very accessible
to British Rail stations at High Wycombe. Beaconsfield and also Amersham where
the Metropolitan line is available. Three M40 junctions are within a fifteen minute
drive giving access to the M4, M25 and beyond.
Chiltern villages have always been highly sought after, mainly due to the
easy access to London whilst still retaining its close proximity to open countryside,
making it an ideal location for both families and the commuter.
and the. surrounding villages have many areas of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty'
and open countryside is never more than a few minutes walk. Hazlemere has two
recreational areas where many community activities take place including sports
and annual village fetes. Hazlemere Golf & Country Club is situated to the east
of the village.
local schools are extremely popular due their high standing in the National League
Tables and as Buckinghamshire still has the 11 + and Grammar School system, many
young families find the area particularly attractive.
and surrounding villages are within the catchment area of a number of local Grammar
Schools. All of these schools have excellent academic results, however, should
private education be a requirement there are several private schools including
Wycombe Abbey which has repeatedly topped the league tables.
centre of Hazlemere and nearby villages offer an excellent choice of restaurants
and pubs, many of the countryside pubs boast large gardens which are extremely
popular during the Summer months. Local shopping facilities are available in most
villages including Hazlemere Crossroads and the highly reputed Park Parade Centre.
A wider range of shops can be found at High Wycombe, Beaconsfield or Amersham.
Iver Heath and Richings Park Iver - Iver Heath is the most northerly
of the three villages. Located between Slough (Berks) and Uxbridge (Middx) it
has become famous as the home of Pinewood film studios ( James Bond films amongst
others filmed here) and has a church and small shopping area. Nearby Black
Park has been used in numerous films - manyTransylvanian vampires have chased
stagecoaches through the park and has seen life as East Germany, the Wild West
and The Crimea.
village still has the traditional High street that has not changed much in
years with a pub and Church located on the road out to Uxbridge.
Park is the most southerly, now bordered by the M4 and M25. It developed around
Iver railway station after the First World War and has a few shops and like the
other two "Ivers" apart from several new housing developments has not
changed much in the last forty years. All three villages are very much commuter
Richings Park lies at the tip of Bucks and is approximately 1.5 miles to
the Middlesex border and West Drayton and similar distance the other way to Langley
and the Berkshire Border. (Before county boundary changes last century Langley,
Slough, Datchet and Eton were in Bucks and the River Thames formed the county
boundary). You can therefore actually visit 3 counties in under 5 minutes!.
is located 30
miles west of the centre of London situated on the River Thames and surrounded
by beautiful countryside, with the Chiltern Hills to the north. Marlow is in Buckinghamshire
but is very near the Berkshire border (the River Thames) and about 6 miles from
the Oxfordshire border. (below High Street, Marlow)
Oxford about 25 miles to the north west and Reading about 15 miles to the south
west. Marlow's closest towns are High Wycombe 5 miles to the north, Henley-on-Thames
to the south west and Maidenhead, Slough and Windsor to the south east and Beaconsfield
to the north east.
Left: All Saints Church, W Tierney Clarke Suspension Bridge & River Thames
and Great Missenden - Located high up on the Chiltern Hills, surrounded by
delightful Buckinghamshire countryside, once a group of hamlets belonging to the
parishes of Hughenden, Great Missenden and Stoke Mandeville. Lying approximately
7 miles north of High Wycombe, the largest town in Buckinghamshire. Whether for
business or pleasure, entry onto the M40 may be made at High Wycombe providing
easy and direct access by car to Oxford, the Midlands and the North in one direction
and to the M25, Heathrow and the A40 into the centre of London in the other.
town is very prosperous and is a big tourist base, either from the River Thames
or the interesting town centre.
Regatta is normally held in the third week of June on the Thames, (about ten days
before Henley Regatta). It has an excellent variety of places to enjoy a drink,
or meal or both either in the town centre or within minutes of the town centre.
In the surrounding countryside there are many pubs
where you can relax in a real English country atmosphere.
villages include Marlow Bottom, Little Marlow, Medenham and Bisham.
Bisham is the home to Bisham Abbey - The National Sports
easily accessible is the ancient market town of Aylesbury lying approximately
12 miles to the northwest and the historic old town of Amersham approximately
7 miles to the southeast. The London Underground may be picked up at Amersham
on the Hill with a frequent rush hour service to the city and approximately 1.5
miles distance from Prestwood is Great Missenden station where the Chiltern Line
runs between Aylesbury and Marlylebone.
and surrounding area provides a range of homes to suit a variety of age groups
and tastes. Modern properties ranging from one bedroom flats through to substantial
executive and country homes. In addition to this for the elderly there are a number
of self contained flats and bungalows, as well as a development of purpose built,
warden controlled flats in the heart of the village. Older character properties
abound from small brick and flint cottages through to rambling detached period
homes boasting many historical features, with the oldest building in the village
thought to date back to the early 15th Century. The Prime Minister's country home,
Chequers, is only a few minutes drive away and en route one passes the
monument to John Hampden, the local landowner who famously resisted the King's
Claim to ship money in 1635.
area is very popular with cyclists and joggers whilst walkers, ramblers and horse
riders enjoy the network of footpaths, bridleways and minor roads which criss-cross
the surrounding farm, wood and common lands.
area is well placed for excellent road and rail links to London and to the North.
The village itself offers a large number of community activities for a range of
ages and interests. There are toddler and playgroups, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides,
Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Sporting and leisure pursuits include football, karate
and gym clubs. The recently opened sports centre boasts, gym, football, cricket,
tennis etc, Prestwood Society, Prestwood Theatre Club, WI Groups, Gardening Society
and many more.
schools have a reputation for providing an excellent standard of education; Prestwood
has a separate infant and junior school, whilst neighbouring Great Missenden,
Great Kingshill and Little Kingshill all have combined schools. Buckinghamshire
children transfer to junior school at the age of 7 and to secondary upper school
at the age of 11. Currently Buckinghamshire children are allocated places at Grammar
or upper schools according to the outcome of the secondary schools allocation
procedure and the schools reserved area.
to day amenities for this popular village include a dairy farm shop (including
pick your own), butchers, baker, supermarket, newsagents and sub-post office,
banking facilities, chemist, florist, hairdressers, off license, take-away and
a plentiful supply of excellent local pubs and restaurants!
lies on a broad gap in the Western slopes of the Chiltern Hills to which, it probably
owes its existence. The chalk downland and clear springs also made this area particularly
favourable to early settlement. A Romano British villa at Saunderton, was excavated
and reburied in 1937. Roman control officially ended in 41OAD and the Danes and
Saxons moved in, to their 'wicks' and 'hams'.
late as 871AD., a Danish army marched along the Upper lcknield Way and soon after
in 903AD, we find the first reference to Risborough by name, ' Hrisebyrgan be
cilternes efese " which translated means 'the brush covered hills by the Chiltern
eaves'. The Norman Conquest is the next landmark in our history, and the Doomsday
Book contains several references to 'Riseburg', In 1343 the manor passed to Edward,
the Black Prince and the site was located where the Stratton Road car park is
today. The population of Princes Risborough has grown from 2,418 to approximately
Above: High Street
/ Market Square Princes Risborough
located approximately 9 miles north of High Wycombe, the largest town in Buckinghamshire.
Whether for business or pleasure purpose entry onto the M40 may be made at High
Wycombe providing easy and direct access by car to Oxford, London and the M25
or via Chinnor.
easily accessible is the market town of Aylesbury lying approximately 8 miles
to the north and the historic old town of Amersham approximately 16 miles to the
southeast. The London Underground may be picked up at Amersham on the Hill with
a frequent rush hour service to the city as well as the excellent Chiltern line
main rail link, Birmingham to Marlylebone.
schools are perceived as providing an excellent standard of education; In Princes
Risborough and Monks Risborough there are two Primary (Combined) Schools both
taking pupils aged 4+ 11 years, and one Upper School for pupils aged 11 - 18 years.
There is also an Independent School.
corner of High Street and Market Square
area is well placed for excellent road and rail links to London and to the North,
and the town itself offers a large number of community activities for a range
of ages. The town boasts many sports clubs and residents can choose from Badminton,
Bowls, Cricket, Football, Golf, Netball and Tennis. There is also a leisure centre
with indoor swimming pool.
town and surrounding area has an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants to
suit all tastes. There is a weekly market on a Thursday and a Farmers market once
Poges is situated between Slough and Gerrards Cross. It was originally made
up of several scattered hamlets and in the 21st century, many are still not joined
up. It has a famous Church and churchyard where the poet Thomas Gray is buried
( Grays Elergy written in a Country Churchyard). It is now very much a commuter
town. (Nearest railway stations Gerrards Cross or Slough) Other local villages
- Although a small
village, it has been in existence since the Stone Age. It is still a village with
church, school, pub houses around the green. It borders the A4 (London - Slough
- Burnham - Maidenhead - Reading) road, the London Paddington - South Wales railway
line and a short distance to the M4 at Slough West. Although a supermarket and
small out of town shopping centre has been built the area retains its character.
It is very close to Maidenhead. Moving further north the Cliveden estate is located
and then Burnham Beeches.
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