Buckinghamshire

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TfL style contactless payments extended to Windsor and Henley
TfL style contactless payments extended to Windsor and Henley

TfL style contactless payments extended to Windsor and Henley

TfL style contactless touchpoints are arriving at Windsor and Eton station as contactless payments for train tickets, already valid on GWR and TfL Rail services between London Paddington and Reading are being extended onto the Henley and Windsor branch lines.

Mar
29
Tickets Alert: Tours of Dorneywood House and gardens
Tickets Alert: Tours of Dorneywood House and gardens

Tickets Alert: Tours of Dorneywood House and gardens

Gifted to the nation for the use by a government minister, just outside London can be found a modest mansion that’s also open to the public, but only for a couple of weeks a year.

Mar
21
Dates for Dorney Court’s public open days confirmed
Dates for Dorney Court’s public open days confirmed

Dates for Dorney Court’s public open days confirmed

Not in London, but not far from it, is Dorney Court, a Tudor manor house that's only open to the public on a handful of days a year -- and the owners have confirmed when it will be open in 2022.

Mar
11
Disused tube station – Waddesdon Manor
Disused tube station – Waddesdon Manor

Disused tube station – Waddesdon Manor

In the middle of empty fields, a long way from London can be found the remains of a disused London Underground station.

Aug
03
2021
Review – the Waddesdon Greenway e-bike hire scheme
Review – the Waddesdon Greenway e-bike hire scheme

Review – the Waddesdon Greenway e-bike hire scheme

If you happen to be visiting a grand mansion house, and arrive at Aylesbury Vale Parkway station, then there's a local electric bike hire scheme to get you the rest of the way. So I tried it out.

Jul
29
2021
A day trip to – Waddesdon Manor
A day trip to – Waddesdon Manor

A day trip to – Waddesdon Manor

Not far outside London in the middle of the English countryside is a grand manor house that looks like it belongs in France.

Jul
28
2021
A day trip to – Dorneywood House and gardens
A day trip to – Dorneywood House and gardens

A day trip to – Dorneywood House and gardens

Gifted to the nation for the use by a government minister, just outside London can be found a modest mansion that's also open to the public, but only for a couple of weeks a year.

Jul
14
2021
Tickets Alert: Book a visit to Dorneywood House
Tickets Alert: Book a visit to Dorneywood House

Tickets Alert: Book a visit to Dorneywood House

A government mansion house in rural Buckinghamshire that's also right next to part of the City of London is having a number of open days in July.

May
21
2021
Tickets Alert: Public tours of an HS2 archaeology site
Tickets Alert: Public tours of an HS2 archaeology site

Tickets Alert: Public tours of an HS2 archaeology site

It's a bit outside London, but there's a chance to visit a live archaeology site that's currently excavating a churchyard filled with around 3,000 dead people.

May
16
2021
HS2 freight deliveries to a town without a railway station
HS2 freight deliveries to a town without a railway station

HS2 freight deliveries to a town without a railway station

The site, to the north of London, is an interesting one, as HS2 trains will pass right through the middle of a disused railway station.

Jan
05
2021
Days out of London – High Wycombe
Days out of London – High Wycombe

Days out of London – High Wycombe

High Wycombe is a large town on the Oxford to London route which has been around for roughly 1,000 years, but for much of its time was quite a small village, until the 17th century when the paper industry arrived.

Mar
04
2020
Day trips from London – West Wycombe & the Hellfire caves
Day trips from London – West Wycombe & the Hellfire caves

Day trips from London – West Wycombe & the Hellfire caves

A small picturesque village in the Chilterns famous for the deeds of its long time owner, and the notorious hellfire caves.

Feb
26
2020
Day trips from London – Wendover
Day trips from London – Wendover

Day trips from London – Wendover

This is Wendover, a small rather well to do town with just enough of a cluster of old things to look at to make a visit worthwhile.

Jan
16
2020
Day trips from London – Great Missenden and the Roald Dahl museum
Day trips from London – Great Missenden and the Roald Dahl museum

Day trips from London – Great Missenden and the Roald Dahl museum

A small village in Buckinghamshire that would otherwise be totally unremarkable, is now a heritage centre for one man.

Jan
09
2020
I am the Very Model of a Modern Model Villager
I am the Very Model of a Modern Model Villager

I am the Very Model of a Modern Model Villager

I am the very model of a modern model villager, I can see houses, streets, trains, all in miniature,

Jun
14
2016
A day in the countryside and a private steam train
A day in the countryside and a private steam train

A day in the countryside and a private steam train

Most boys want a model railway, but if you are a very rich boy with a large garden, then why not build a real steam railway of your own. The invite a few thousand people and assorted steam vehicles to churn up your back lawn?

May
21
2016
Ticket Alert – Fawley Hill vintage steam festival
Ticket Alert – Fawley Hill vintage steam festival

Ticket Alert – Fawley Hill vintage steam festival

Every couple of years, the McAlpine's open up their back garden to the general public, and many come, because in that back garden is a fully working steam railway.

Apr
24
2016