BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

The Chiltern Hills are a key feature of Buckinghamshire's landscape. The prehistoric Ridgeway Path and Icknield Way also pass through the county.

From Coombe Hill - the highest point locally - there are views over the Vale of Aylesbury below, and Wendover Woods nearby offer space for walking.

Among the more historic places to visit are: the former home of Benjamin Disraeli, Hughenden Manor near High Wycombe; Stonor House with its deer park; and Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury. Waddesdon was built by the Rothschilds in the late 19th century and houses many paintings by Old Masters, as well as having formal gardens.

Speaking of gardens, the landscaped grounds of Stowe School are open to the general public during school holidays.

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