High Wycombe Area 

About our town:

The largest town in Buckinghamshire and one time ‘Furniture Capital of England’, High Wycombe is today a lively, modern location with plenty of attractions. Northwood, a family run business, service the whole of South Bucks and beyond and have been selling and letting in the area for over a decade.

The town centre has some beautiful Georgian architecture, including the Little Market House (or Pepper Pot, as it’s often known), and the stunning Guildhall. There has been a market in the high street since medieval times and you’ll still find farmer’s produce and goods for sale.

High Wycombe also has the curious honour of being the only town to weigh its mayors in the annual tradition of Mayor Making. The tradition started to ensure that the mayor wasn’t getting fat at the taxpayer’s expense!

If you need a little peace and quiet after your shopping trip, head out to the beautiful, serene Chilterns Countryside which surrounds High Wycombe on all sides.


Things to see and do in High Wycombe...

  • See the belongings of the Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, at the beautiful country home, Hughenden Manor.
  • Make a memorable visit to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre – an award-winning family museum located in nearby Great Missenden and dedicated to the wonderful and quirky children’s author.
  • Head nearly 300 feet underground into a former chalk mine at the Hell Fire Caves.

High Wycombe (the home of Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli) is a large town in Buckinghamshire, surrounded by beautiful Chiltern areas such as Marlow, Bledlow Ridge, Bourne End, Wooburn Green, Great Missenden and the Hughenden Valley. The famous Downton Abbey TV series was filmed in West Wycombe at the home of Sir Edward Dashwood. It is approximately 29 miles (47 km) from London and transport to the big Apple is easy from High Wycombe as is the direct train route to Stratford.

Wycombe is a combination of industrial and market town, with a traditional emphasis on furniture production. There has been a market held in the High Street since at least the Middle Ages. The name Wycombe appears to come from the river Wye and the old English word for a wooded valley, combe. Wycombe appears in the Domesday Book and was noted for having six mills. The town once featured a Roman Villa (built 150–170 AD) which was excavated three times, most recently in 1954. Mosaics and a bathhouse were unearthed at the site on what is now the Rye parkland.

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