Out & About

Historic Amersham and the Surrounding Area

Chesham Bois is just on the outskirts of Amersham from here there is a wealth of attractions for visitors. Whether it be walking in The Chilterns – which is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or visiting the many and varied tourist attractions in the area, you are certainly spoilt for choice. There is an abundance of National Trust properties: Hughenden, Waddesden, Claydon House and Greys Court to mention a few. Amersham Station is just a 15minute walk from Hill House and by train you can be in London in 39mins. Either by catching the Chiltern Railway into Marylebone Station or the Metropolitan Underground.

On our door step is the delightful Chenies Manor, privately owned. Chenies is a real jewel, open only on a Wednesday and Thursaday afternoon. Historic Old Amersham has hardly changed in 500yrs – here The Broadway and High Street are bustling with ladies boutiques, quaint little shops and lots of cafes and restaurants.  The Amersham Museum is always worth a visit (check opening times).

We have lots of books, maps and National Trust brochures to help you plan your day. Also we can guide you on restaurant in the area and will happily make reservations & book a taxi for you. There is always an ample supply of Taxis in the area.

Tourist Attractions 

        Chenies Manor House and Gardens                                                                The Chess Valley                                                      

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Chenies Manor is a historic and enchanting Tudor Manor House with Award Winning Gardens.  It is set in the charming estate village of Chenies in Buckinghamshire overlooking the Chess valley.  It is only 3mls and 5 mins by car. www.cheniesmanorhouse.co.uk

 West Wycombe Park is the elegant Palladian home of the Dashwood family is one of the most theatrical and Italianate of all English country houses.  This Palladian gem is frequently featured in screen adaptations of literary classics such as Cranford and Little Dorrit and more recently the television series, Downton Abbey. It is only 12mls and 30 minutes by car. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/west-wycombe-park.

Disraeli and Hughenden Manor was the country home of the Victorian Statesman Benjamin Disraeli.  Hughenden Manor offers a vivid insight into the charismatic personality and colourful private life of the most unlikely Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, who lived here from 1848 to 1881. It is only 10mls and 25 minutes by car.   www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hughenden

Waddesdon Manor started out as one man’s vision, and became something to be enjoyed today by thousands. Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898) bought the Waddesdon Estate originally nothing but farmland in 1874.  He wanted a country retreat built in the style of a Loire châteaux and that is what he got!  It is only 21mls and 50 minutes by car www.waddesdon.org.uk

Windsor Castle is an official residence of The Queen and the largest occupied castle in the world. A Royal home and fortress for over 900 years, the Castle remains a working palace today.  The Queen uses the Castle both as a private home, where she usually spends the weekend, and as a Royal residence at which she undertakes certain formal duties. It is only 17mls and 1hr by car www.royal.gov.uk/theroyalresidences/windsorcastle/windsorcastle.aspx

IMG_49331Hampton Court Palace, Blenheim Palace and Stratford upon Avon – Shakepeare’s Birthplace can all make very enjoyable day trips from Hill House.

The Royal Horticultural Society Garden at Wisley Surrey is 35mls and 1hr by car. www.rhs.org.uk

Bekonscot Model village and railway is the world’s oldest original model village.  It opened for the first time in 1929. And is a must for the old and young a like.   www.bekonscot.co.uk

The River Thames at Marlow and Henley on Thames are delightful quaint towns. They are pleasant for shopping, lunch and a walk or cycle ride along the Thames Path.  www.thames-path.org.uk      

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter is just 26 minutes and 14mls by car from Hill House see: www.wbstudiotour.co.uk  and www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g2691242-d2147749-Reviews-Warner_Bros_Studio_Tour_London_The_Making_of_Harry_Potter-Leavesden_Hertfordshir.html