Beaconsfield is a market town and civil parish operating as a town council within the South Bucks district in Buckinghamshire centred 23.6 miles (38 km) WNW of London[n 1] and 17 miles (27 km) SSE of the county’s administrative town, Aylesbury. Four towns are within five miles: Slough, Amersham, Gerrards Cross and High Wycombe.
The town is adjacent to the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a wide area of Georgian, neo-Georgian and Tudor revival high street architecture, known as the Old Town. It is celebrated for the first model village in the world and, in education, a direction and technical production institute, the National Film and Television School
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How to get here
Beaconsfield is 21 minutes by train from London Marylebone.
Places of interest
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- 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