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Written by Shrinivas on July 22, 2020 Share on

Things to do in High Wycombe on your next trip to the UK

High Wycombe is a thriving market town that provides the perfect setting for those enjoying a bustling atmosphere, a good retail experience and a lively nightlife. The Eden Shopping Center is one of the top shopping destinations in the region and includes an exciting mix of shops and restaurants, along with a bowling alley and cinema. High Wycombe has a long past amid recent urban trends, and yet maintains its historical and cultural beauty and customs. Here is a list of things to do in High Wycombe

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Things to do in  High Wycombe

It is set in Buckinghamshire ‘s glorious county and the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wycombe ‘s lively historic towns and rural scenes combined with picturesque villages, make the area a great place to visit throughout the year. Travellers will not be disappointed with its loads of things to do in High Wycombe.

Chiltern Hills

High Wycombe is on a long chalk escarpment that rises to over 250 meters above sea level and is preserved as an area of exceptional natural beauty. At the High Wycombe Library tourist information centre, you can pick up details of walking routes, cycling trails, country pubs, snug villages and historic estates. Many of the places on this list are in the Chilterns, except with their green valleys, hedgerows except ancient beech woods, both Hughenden and West Wycombe are all their lovelies.

West Wycombe Park

During his Grand Tour through Europe, the nobleman of the 18th century Sir Francis Dashwood gained notoriety when he was thrown out of Russia for trying to seduce Tsarina Anne while impersonating Charles XII of Sweden. The mansion has been owned by the National Trust since 1943 and is a medley of Georgian design, with two levels of West Front colonnades resembling the Palazzo Chiericati in Vicenza. It is one of the recommended things to do in High Wycombe.

 St Lawrence’s Church

St Lawrence ‘s Church, which served the lost village of Haveringdon in the Middle Ages, has crested the hill since medieval times. A Grade I monument, the church was completely transformed in the mid-18th century by Francis Dashwood. The outcome is a strange Medieval and Neoclassical architecture cocktail heavy in Rococo stuccowork. The nave, lined with Corinthian columns, is based on a sketch of Palmyra’s Temple of the Sun by the antiquarian Robert Wood. On the ceiling and nave, there are Trompe-l’oil paintings, while Dashwood personally designed the new choral stalls in mahogany. With its wonder, it certainly adds to the best things to do in High Wycombe

West Wycombe Village

West Wycombe Village is just over three interconnected streets, but it has many preserved houses built between the 1500s and 1700s. All you see here once belonged to the Dashwoods and despite the compact size of the village, its location made it an important stop on the coaching road between London and Oxford. After the Wall Street Crash, the Dashwoods sold off the entire village in late 1929 to raise money.

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High Wycombe Guildhall

This memorial dates back to 1757 and has an arcade straddling the street and makes a huge impact when you approach from the east side. The Guildhall is designed in the Palladian style and has its backer’s coat of arms, the Earl of Shelburne in its pediment. A handsome partner to the Guildhall is the Pepper Pot or Cornmarket, redesigned in 1761 by famous architect Robert Adam according to designs. The rest of the High Street merits a look for their sophisticated Georgian and Victorian townhouses.

The Rye and Holywell Mead

Historically, pasturing their cattle was a shared space for the townspeople, but it also includes a parcel of the former abbey estate of Wycombe. Meanwhile, the Holywell Mead is on the site of a Roman villa and used to be grown for watercress. The heated Rye Lido which has a separate children’s pool, as well as terraces and lawns for sunbathing in the summer, offers year-round swimming. It makes it to the top 10 things to do in High Wycombe.

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Bradenham Estate

The house became locked to the public in the 17th century, but the National Trust retains a significant chunk of the site, in a bucolic Chiltern setting. The pick of the walks starts from Bradenham village, which is also beautiful, trailing for 4.5 miles into undulating hills crowned with ancient beech woods and swooping into ploughed valleys. The chalk grassland is a key habitat for fly and bee orchids, as well as the Burgundy butterflies little blue and duke.

Wycombe Wanderers F. C.

Nicknamed “the Chairboys” for the furniture industry at High Wycombe, a precursor to Wycombe Wanderers was founded by a group of young furniture workers in 1884. The club actively resisted becoming professional for a long time, until the English Football Association abolished amateur football in 1974. The club has climbed as high as League One (third tier) since turning pro, where it currently plays during the 2018-19 season. Football lovers visiting High Wycombe with kids may be organizing a matching trip to Adams Park. The club is one of a select few English Football League clubs to be given the status of Family Excellence and is a not to miss amongst the things to do in High Wycombe.

Hughenden Manor

This National Trust house has been host to Benjamin Disraeli, Queen Victoria’s two-time prime minister and friend. In 1848, only after becoming Tory Party member, he gained Hughenden and would live here for the rest of his life. Originally from the 18th century, the house was Palladian yet Disraeli ordered a whimsical Hybrid restoration by Edward Buckton Lamb. This National Trust house was host to two-time prime minister and friend of Queen Victoria, Benjamin Disraeli. He only gained Hughenden in 1848, after becoming a member of the Tory Party, and would live here for the rest of his life. Originally from the 18th century, the house was Palladian and Disraeli directed Edward Buckton Lamb’s whimsical restoration of the model which makes it one of the best historical things to do in High Wycombe

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Wycombe ‘s is a great place to visit throughout the year. There are loads of things to do in High Wycombe. Taking the help of a reputed guide certainly adds to the benefit. Pickyourtrail’s customisable packages are not only cost-effective but also is a seamless process. Log on to www.Pickyourtrail.com for more information about your trip or leave a Whatsapp inquiry for more options. The itineraries can be built, customised, and booked completely online!

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