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Review: Buckingham


Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Buckingham market town

  • By SilverTraveller LH

    71 reviews

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  • Dec 2012
  • Adult family

29 people found this review helpful

Buckingham is almost in the centre of England, and has easy access to many places such as Claydon House or Waddesdon Manor which was open in the Christmas to New Year period, with part of the house decorated for Christmas remembering London and the Olympics in 2012. They also had a light exhibition which was made up of CDs which were lit in the late afternoon.

In Buckingham itself is the Old Gaol Museum which is open most days and includes a Flora Thompson collection, as Buckingham was one of places in the Lark Rise to Candleford series and Flora lived in nearby Juniper Hill. There is a circular riverside walk by the River Great Ouse through the town, which is part of the long distance footpath along the Ouse to the Wash in East Anglia. The Bernwood Jubilee Way also loops through Buckingham, plus you can walk 2 miles up Stowe Avenue to the New Inn which is the entrance to the National Trust landscape garden at Stowe. The New Inn was decorated with fir and holly for a Georgian Christmas.

Buckingham is also home to the independent University of Buckingham which often has lectures on a Tuesday evening, and concerts some Wednesday lunchtimes. Buckingham Choral Society perform in the Church three times a year, and there was a lovely Christmas 9 lessons and carols just before Christmas.

In the summer there is a Buckingham Summer Festival of Music for a week early in July.

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