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The best places to live in Buckinghamshire

A hop and a skip into London, yet somehow a million miles away, Buckinghamshire is famous for its stunning Chilterns landscape, chic market towns and relaxed pace of life. Oh, and did we mention the grammar schools?


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Long Crendon Manor

Long Crendon

Don't let the tranquil surrounds fool you - Long Crendon has a bustling community, and plenty of great schools on the doorstep.



Well-heeled Marlow is a dead cert for city dwellers thanks to the super-speedy London commute, fabulous shopping and Michelin-starred foodie scene (courtesy of local boy Tom Kerridge).

Great Missenden

A postcard-perfect village nestled in the Chiltern Hills, Great Missenden and its sister Little Missenden boasts literary history and plenty of traditional shops and eateries.

The King's Arm Hotel Amersham


Home of Michelin-starred eats, National Trust properties and period cottages, Amersham is an old soul with plenty of mod cons.

Olney, Buckinghamshire


With its literary history, riverside location and Georgian architecture, Olney is an underrated gem of a town hidden in the North Bucks countryside.

The Chalfonts

So good they named them three times, The Chalfonts are picturesque villages with fantastic connections to Amersham, Gerrards Cross and London, but with plenty of chocolate box charm of their own.

Brill windmill


It's in the name! This pretty village is perfect for those who crave countryside life, but don't want to stray too far from city amenities.

royal standard beaconsfield


Within a stone's throw of the capital, Beaconsfield may top 'most expensive' lists, but the period properties, nearby country walks and good gastro scene make it a corker.

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  • - Entrants must be UK residents aged 18 or over

  • - The prize draw closes on 09/02/21

  • - Once notified by email, the winner will have 48 hours to accept their prize
  • - Only one entry per person per county allowed