Amersham is a market town and civil parish within Chiltern district in Buckinghamshire, England, 27 miles (43 km) north west of London, in the Chiltern Hills. It is part of the London commuter belt. Amersham is also 15 miles (24 km) from Aylesbury and 13 miles (21 km) from High Wycombe.
There are two distinct areas: Old Amersham, set in the valley of the River Misbourne, which contains the 13th century parish church of St. Mary’s and several old pubs and coaching inns; and Amersham-on-the-Hill, which grew rapidly around the railway station in the early part of the 20th century.
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How to get here
Amersham is only 30 minutes by train from London Marylebone.
Places of interest
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- Amersham’s newest restaurant revealed – Pluma serving Spain’s finest tapas - Amersham’s newest restaurant, Pluma, is co-founded by local Spanish/British couple Charlie and Arantxa. It’s a brand new site on the high street, with a dark wooden bar, high tables for nibbles and beers, an open kitchen to watch the Spanish chefs in action and an outdoor courtyard for al fresco … more
- Chenies Manor – Amersham - Chenies Manor, near Amersham is a Tudor manor house, built around 1460. Henry VIII is said to have been entertained here. Queen Elizabeth I visited several times, and in July 1570, according to an entry in a wardrobe book, she lost some small gold fastenings called aglets from her dress. … more