High Wycombe

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About High Wycombe

High Wycombe, often referred to as just Wycombe, is a large town in Buckinghamshire, England.

It is 29 miles (47 km) westnorthwest of Charing Cross in London; this information is also engraved on the Corn Market building in the centre of the town. According to the 2011 census High Wycombe has a population of 120,256 making it the second largest town in the county of Buckinghamshire after Milton Keynes. The High Wycombe Urban Area, the conurbation of which the town is the largest component, has a population of 133,204.

High Wycombe is mostly an unparished area in the Wycombe district. Part of the urban area constitutes the civil parish of Chepping Wycombe, which had a population of 14,455 according to the 2001 census – this parish represents that part of the ancient parish of Chepping Wycombe which was outside the former municipal borough of Wycombe.

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.

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  • mash-inn-radnage The Mash Inn, Radnage, Buckinghamshire
    - When I was invited to the Mash Inn – I naturally thought its name referred to potatoes…and looked forward to seeing the potato menu. But I was later to find out that there is a Mr Mash, who has transformed a run-down coaching inn built in 1745 into a boutique … more
  • High Wycombe Museum Wycombe Museum
    - Learn about the history of the Chilterns and High Wycombe – in particular its history as the chair making capital of the world. There are examples of chairs and tools used by ‘bodgers’ in local factories and more modern examples of local factory industries. Entrance is free to see the … more
  • Hughenden Hughenden – Home of Benjamin Disraeli
    - Hughenden 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. You can browse among an extraordinary collection of personal memorabilia, and there’s even a Victorian playroom for younger visitors. A secret … more
  • West Wycombe Park West Wycombe Park
    - West Wycombe Park West Wycombe Buckinghamshire HP14 3AJ T: + 44(0)149 755571/513569 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/west-wycombe-park-village-and-hill/ E: westwycombe@nationaltrust.org.uk West Wycombe Park is one of the most theatrical and Italianate of all English country houses and the Dashwood family home for over 300 years. Set in 45 acres of landscaped park, the house as … more
  • thumb-14 Chalk and Water: a walking journey of discovery up and down the Chiltern Hills
    - Distance: 4.5 miles Start: Cowlease Wood Forestry Commission car park, Stokenchurch, Oxfordshire – A40 Oxford Road, nearest postcode HP14 3YL Finish Cowlease Wood car park This walk explores two adjacent but very different environments: the dry chalk escarpment of the Chiltern Hills and the rich clay Vale of Oxfordshire. Find out … more

 

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    - When I was invited to the Mash Inn – I naturally thought its name referred to potatoes…and looked forward to seeing the potato menu. But I was later to find out that there is a Mr Mash, who has transformed a run-down coaching inn built in 1745 into a boutique … more
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mash-inn-radnage The Mash Inn, Radnage, Buckinghamshire
- When I was invited to the Mash Inn – I naturally thought its name referred to potatoes…and looked forward to seeing the potato menu. But I was later to find out that there is a Mr Mash, who has transformed a run-down coaching inn built in 1745 into a boutique … more

 

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