Why is Buckinghamshire a great summer destination?
If you are looking for a wonderful place to get away to during the UK’s warm summer, it would be hard for you to do better than the beautiful county of Buckinghamshire. Located in South East England, it is without a doubt one of the most beautiful counties in the United Kingdom, thanks in part to the Chiltern Hills, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, located in the south of Buckinghamshire. As well as the stunning views you will be treated to in this county, there are also a number of activities and attractions in Buckinghamshire that will ensure that you and your family are never bored. Here are just a few things you could do in the county this summer:
Hot air balloon rides
Buckinghamshire is one of the best places to take a hot air balloon trip in the UK, not least because of the aforementioned Chiltern Hills, but also because the county is brimming with flora, fauna and points of interest of all kinds. These are even more delightful from up in the sky than they are on the ground, and include Aylesbury Vale, Stowe Landscaped Gardens and Dorney Lake.
Hot air balloon rides can be taken at dusk and dawn, and at both of these times, the county of Buckinghamshire is even more magical and impressive than it is throughout the rest of the day. This is especially true on a calm summer’s day.
One of the more unusual things that you can do in Buckinghamshire is explore the infamous Hellfire Caves, which were dug out by hand sometime in the 1700s. They were used as a meeting place for the notorious Hellfire Club, which had an exclusive membership comprising of many high society figures and politicians. The club is reputed to have indulged in many secret rituals and celebrations within the caves.
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
If you are exploring Buckinghamshire in the company of your children, there is one attraction that will delight them and be equally as enjoyed by you – The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre. This enchanting attraction is located in the village where the celebrated children’s author wrote his much loved novels, and features craft and storytelling sessions, as well as a number of interactive exhibitions, which are sure to delight.