Buckinghamshire is a “ceremonial and non-metropolitan” primarily residential county in South East England. The region is best known for its spectacular open countryside and ever-present natural beauty. The town of Aylesbury is the largest ceremonial town in the county.
The Buckinghamshire County Council administers governmental responsibilities for the county which is divided into four districts; Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe. The Borough of Milton Keynes is an independent authority that cooperates with the county on many functions but is not under the auspices of the Buckinghamshire County Council. Milton Keynes is the largest ceremonial town in the borough while High Wycombe is the largest town in the non-metro county.
With easy access to London, the Greater South East and the Midlands, Buckinghamshire is ideally situated for tourists seeking a remarkable supply of historic homes, magnificent gardens and family attractions of all types. Accommodations can be in intimate B&Bs or luxurious country estates. Below is a sampling of some of the many appealing Buckinghamshire tourists attractions.
The King’s Head – Located in Aylesbury, the King’s Head is a historic coaching inn built in the 1300s. The public still has access to the Great Hill build in 1455, which is now a bookshop and coffee shop. Conference facilities in the 1530 Gatehouse and the My Lords Chamber. The Inn features stained glassed windows, exposed wattle and daub and the original stables as well as the Farmers’ Bar, run by Chiltern Brewery, and the Aylesbury Tourist Centre.