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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
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
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.
most 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
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 built.
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
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 famous. One
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 clubs.
along the Wye Valley from West Wycombe In the West to Loudwater
and Wooburn In the East.
: 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. Including:-
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 towns,
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
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 zones.
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
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 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 8,500 today.
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
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 a month.
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 are Wexham.
- 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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