The 10 Best Things to Do in High Wycombe, United Kingdom (UK)

July 24, 2017 Vivienne Hutton

High Wycombe, often referred to as Wycombe (/ˈwɪkəm/ WIK-əm), is a large town in Buckinghamshire, England. It is 29 miles (47 km) west north west of Charing Cross in London; this information is also engraved on the Corn Market building in the centre of the town. It is also 17 miles (27 km) south of the county town of Aylesbury, 27 miles (43 km) southeast of Oxford, 23 miles (37 km) north east of Reading and 9 miles (14 km) north of Maidenhead. According to the ONS official estimates for 2016, High Wycombe has a population of 125,257 and it is the second largest town in the county of Buckinghamshire after Milton Keynes. High Wycombe Urban Area, the conurbation of which the town is the largest component, has a population of 133,204.
Restaurants in High Wycombe

1. Hughenden Manor

High Wycombe HP14 4LA, England +44 1494 755573
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Hughenden Manor

Reviewed By Nettie1957 - Hertford, United Kingdom

Visited the house this week. It was bitterly cold but a warm and friendly welcome greeted us. The staff are so knowledgeable and very keen to tell you about the various rooms and their contents. I want to go back again in the summer to see the Gardens. This is well worth a visit, whatever time of year you go. Nice to see the house was open as most close during the winter months.

2. Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd.

Bencombe Farm Marlow Bottom | Marlow Bottom, Marlow SL7 3LT, England +44 1628 476594
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5 based on 276 reviews

Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd.

With a great busy shop, membership club and monthly tour nights we are well worth a visit. Rebellion started brewing in 1993 in a small industrial unit in Marlow Bottom. In 1999 we moved to Bencombe Farm at the entrance to Marlow Bottom. We currently produce approximately 70,000 pints per week and you can find our beers in over 400 local pubs and clubs within a 30-mile radius of Marlow, in our brewery shop or in several local supermarkets and off licenses. We have a busy brewery shop, selling our fresh beer in containers from 1 litre to 72 pints as well as over 300 varieties of wine and other local produce. We have samples of all our currently available which you are free to try. Feel free to visit and have a browse...

Reviewed By Joan W - Marlow, United Kingdom

Great local brewery shop with free tastings of their own Rebellion beers made on site. Helpful staff. A very pleasant place to shop. Lots of local produce too.Thanks for a nice review. Glad you enjoy the shop.

3. West Wycombe Park

West Wycombe Village, West Wycombe, High Wycombe, England +44 1494 755571
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4 based on 158 reviews

West Wycombe Park

Reviewed By ChilternHills27 - Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Visited West Wycombe with family on a Sunday. Arrived as the property was opening, there were numerous volunteers on hand to provide a warm welcome and directions to the field car parking. The gentleman in charge of the car park was efficient and jovial, providing information and directions to the main house. Tom, a member of the Visitor Reception team, provided us with all the information we required for our visit, supplying us with maps, timings of talks and the live band and details of membership. He provided a wealth of information to all visitors and was very efficient in dealing with the initial influx upon opening. Nick, the Countryside Ranger, provided a talk on the history of the grounds and Gardens. The talk was enjoyable and interesting, as he was friendly and very entertaining. All those present thoroughly enjoyed the information given. The band playing at the entrance to the house itself provided a very pleasant atmosphere and the opportunity to sit and enjoy the lovely Sunday afternoon. The band captured many people's attention, and subsequently gave all those inside the property more time to ask the staff questions about the family history and house. The volunteers inside the house were all very accommodating and knowledgable answering any questions posed. There was plenty of written information in each room for all visitors to peruse at leisure. Overall, we spent a lovely 4 hours at the property and would highly recommend visiting. Well done to all staff and volunteers on one of the final weekends of the summer opening.

4. Bekonscot Model Village

Warwick Road, Beaconsfield HP9 2PL, England +44 1494 672919
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Bekonscot Model Village

Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is the world’s oldest original model village. Set in Beaconsfield, just outside of London we are a popular day attraction for people of all ages.It was opened in 1929 and it’s a great place to bring the family and stomp around like giants! There are six model towns, a huge Gauge 1 model garden railway, ride-on railway, remote-controlled boats, Castles, lakes and industries in 1.5 acres of award-winning Gardens.It's a great family day out, and it's your chance to be a giant in a miniature land of adventure, hidden away in a 1930s timewarp. It’s a big day out full of really nice small things and we'd love to see you soon!

Reviewed By Cartertravels15 - Fareham, United Kingdom

Went to this lovely model village yesterday on Mothering Sunday.Arrived just after 10 and parked in the car park near it.So much to see,worth going round twice incase you miss something.The details are amazing.Various moving models too as well as small trains chugging round and a bigger one to ride on.We should have gone on the train when we got there as long queues later on.Clean ,but small cafe,good for a break.
We so enjoyed our trip,and so did our children and grandchildren.Took pictures to remind us all of our trip

High Street, Cookham SL6 9SJ, England +44 1628 471885
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4.5 based on 132 reviews

Stanley Spencer Gallery

The Stanley Spencer Gallery is a very special place for all generations of the family to enjoy. Devoted to the work of one of Britain's greatest twentieth century painters, Sir Stanley Spencer, the Gallery was named by ArtFund last year (2014) as being one the UK's five most 'unmissable' small Art Galleries. It has also been awarded a coveted Michelin Green Star, and has recently (2015) gained a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Spencer was born in 1891 in the family home in Cookham High Street. Whatever the current exhibition (there are two per year), the visitor can be assured of discovering poignant images of Cookham and people in Spencer's life from before the beginning of the First World War until ten years after the end of the Second World War. Many of Spencer's works depict joyous and vivid fusions of the ordinary with the extraordinary and the earthly with the spiritual. Those of his paintings that are set in his beloved Cookham speak to us of the village, the river and the surrounding hills, commons and meadowland from a less materialistic age than ours, yet with a timeless quality, often touched by the trauma of his wartime experiences. The Gallery provides the largest collection of Sir Stanley Spencer's works on display anywhere in the world. Others of his paintings are in Tate Britain and major regional institutions, as well as with private collectors. The current exhibition, The Creative Genius of Stanley Spencer, includes wonderful works on loan from both Aberdeen and Leeds Art City Galleries, adding to a number of hauntingly memorable works selected from the Gallery's own major collection. The exhibition explores the extraordinary diversity of Spencer's output and the breadth of his creative genius, with particular emphasis on passionate spiritual works, intricate representations of the natural world and deeply moving emotional scenes reflecting the artists personal joys and anguish. This is an exhibition to enthral everyone, from Spencer cognoscenti to those, unaware of the extraordinary world of the artist, entering the Stanley Spencer Gallery for the very first time.

Reviewed By waba2016 - Victoria, Canada

This intimate gallery houses only the works of Stanley Spencer. Paintings, hung at eye-level, are easy to view. The volunteer staff are eager to share their impressive knowledge about the artist and his milieu.. Nice selection of literature and prints. Cookham is a charming town and is well worth visiting.

6. Sir Paul Getty Cricket ground

Wormsley, Stokenchurch, High Wycombe, England
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Sir Paul Getty Cricket ground

Reviewed By MGPAman - Frieth, Oxon. UK

The Wormsley cricket ground is the epitome of all that is good; beautiful arcadian setting; impeccable ground curation; in sympathy with its idyllic rural setting and thankfully now open on limited occasions for the public to enjoy its amenities. Hearty thanks are due to the Getty family for having created this unique facility and for allowing access to it and glimpses of the wider estate, through which visitors visitors drive as they arrive.
My wife and I are regular visitors to the Garsington Opera at Wormsley which uses the cricket ground as the backdrop for opera catering (Jamie Oliver), so we know it well.
It is also to be the venue for the 4-day women's Ashes cricket test match in August 2013.

7. The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England +44 1494 892192
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4 based on 565 reviews

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

This great little award-winning and family-friendly Museum contains two fun and fact-packed biographical galleries, the fantabulous interactive Story Centre and a sunny courtyard. Situated in Great Missenden where Roald Dahl lived for over 36 years, it was created as a home for the author’s archive (which visitors can see on our regular tours) and as a place to inspire creativity and a love of Reading in children, about which Roald Dahl was passionate.

Reviewed By Stephanie S

We visited here today with two teenagers and two under 10’s.
Parking was ok. The car Park was described as ‘a couple of minutes walk away. But that’s up quite a steep hill which is a bit problematic for someone who can’t walk Very well. Our fault for not checking the lay of the land beforehand but would be handy to have added to the accessibility section of the website.
Once we were there, it was a lovely morning out. I thought the teens would be a bit bored but one was kept amused by the rhyming board and one was just impressed there was free WiFi! They are not the target audience though! The younger two really enjoyed it, especially the hands on gallery with the stop frame animation machine! That was a big hit! As a Roald Dahl fan, I loved the place!
The cafe was very small but we managed to fit six round a table for a drink. My Whizzpopper Hot Chocolate was delicious! I know there is a second Seating area for people, but the cafe itself is very cramped when you have mums with buggies and lots of people trying to get served, and only one way in and out! Could really do with a bigger serving area!
Overall, a lovely morning out. Pretty good value for money too (ended up costing us £13 for all six of us to get in as two of the kids have Blue Peter Badges!) Its not a massive museum but packs a lot in. And the staff were very friendly.

8. Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery

Old Luxters Vineyard | Hambleden, Henley-on-Thames RG9 6JW, England +44 1491 638330
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4.5 based on 859 reviews

Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery

An award winning English winery and brewery. Offering vineyard, winery and brewery tours with free tastings. There is also an on-site fantastic Bed & Breakfast.

Reviewed By Uuggh

Really interesting visit with a wide range of wines beers and liqueurs - far too many tasters on offer for anyone daft enough to drive back like us - very interesting decent from the winery by car in the snow!

9. The Dashwood Mausoleum

44 Church Lane | West Wycombe, Ibstone, High Wycombe HP14 3AH, England +44 1494 533739
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4 based on 7 reviews

The Dashwood Mausoleum

Reviewed By aramis - Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Set on the hilltop directly above the famous Hellfire Caves, the Dashwood Mausoleum is a spectacular building, and certainly one of the largest buildings of its kind in the UK.
The hill on which it stands is actually an iron age hill-fort, so you'll be standing on an ancient historic site when you visit. It was built in 1765 by Sir Francis Dashwood, who founded the 'Hellfire Club', and contains memorials and remains of the Dashwood family, who still live at nearby West Wycombe Park which is visible from the mausoleum.
You can't actually get inside the mausoleum walls, but you can clearly see everything through the iron gates. Pick a nice day for your visit, as there are spectacular views for many miles across the surrounding countryside. You can park at the Hellfire Caves, from where the footpath to the mausoleum begins, and you'll probably want to visit the caves as well. There's a cafe and toilets at the Caves entrance below the Mausoleum hill.

10. The Horse Trust

Westcroft Stables Slad Lane | Slad Lane, Speen, Princes Risborough HP27 0PP, England +44 1494 488464
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

The Horse Trust

The Horse Trust, Home of Rest for Horses is set in 200 acres of beautiful Chiltern countryside between High Wycombe and Aylesbury, just outside Princes Risborough. Our Home of Rest for Horses is at the heart of our charity. It is here that we care for over 100 retired and rescued horses, ponies and donkeys. Visit us to see our retired working horses - from the Police and Military who have spent a lifetime serving our country or communities, to the ponies who have helped improve the lives of disabled or disadvantaged children. Meet the rescued horses, ponies and donkeys who have found sanctuary with us after suffering from cruelty or neglect. Visit our museum to find out how we helped War Horses in World War 1, take a walk around the farm to see the horses grazing in their fields or visit our Black Beauty Tea Room and gift shop to enjoy a cream tea. We look forward to meeting you!

Reviewed By Jenny H - Princes Risborough, United Kingdom

A great way to spend a couple of hours. A lovely setting in the beautiful Chiltern Hills, where you can see and stroke the remarkable retired horses and read about their experiences. There is also a pretty little cafe where you can indulge in a cream tea or yummie cake.

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