A guide to...Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire has villages with that quintessentially English, rustic appeal, but it’s not all sleepy villages. Commuter belt towns such as Amersham, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross and Marlow offer the best of both worlds with the additional benefit of some of the best schools in the country.

Home to ample, beautiful green spaces, including a number of National Trust parks and impressively connected to North London, Buckinghamshire is the natural choice of destination for many Londoners seeking a new life in the country without venturing too far from the capital.

Trains to London Marylebone take under an hour, and north to Birmingham takes less than two hours. The M4 and M40 motorways opens up the south and Heathrow airport is only 22 miles away.

Amersham

The market town of Amersham sits in the undulating Chiltern Hills, on the River Misbourne. Old Amersham’s high street steals attention with its half-timbered medieval houses and Georgian frontages. If modern housing is more your preference, Amersham on the Hill, positioned on a raised plateau, is worth exploring.

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Gerrards Cross

Regularly featured as one of the top 10 places to live in the UK, Gerrard’s Cross strikes perhaps the perfect balance between buzzing cosmopolitan town and lush English countryside. With its vibrant High Street, excellent state grammar schools and a 22 minute train commute into Marylebone, it’s not difficult to see why this town is so desirable.

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Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield is another popular town that’s divided into the old and new. The ‘old town’ has a well-kept main street with some interesting shops and pubs, while the compact ‘new town’ is where you’ll find everything from sports equipment to musical instruments, arts and crafts to fashion and millinery.

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