Buckingham Villiers Hotel

Centrally-located and housed in a charming building, Villiers Hotel is a classic English hotel, bar and restaurant.

A cosy lobby and friendly service greeted us on our arrival, where we were shown to unusual accommodation which was spread across two floors and contained a galleried bedroom. Had the most comfortable stay and spent a considerable amount of time in front of the hotel bar's roaring fire.


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Located within the north of the county of Buckinghamshire is the town of Buckingham, which houses a large variety of great attractions. Perhaps the main attraction in Buckingham is the Old Gaol, located within the town centre.

There are many other historic buildings located within the town, including the oldest building in Buckingham - The Chantry Chapel – as well as The Old Town Hall, and The Church of St Peter & St Paul, all ranging from different eras. Within an easy walking distance from the centre of the town is Chandos Park, a unique attraction featuring the River Ouse as well as an excellent play area and great picnic areas.

There are many opportunities for keeping fit and healthy, with a variety of great walks and leisure centres, where you can take up all sorts of sporting hobbies, including The Swan Pool and Leisure Centre, open every day of the week and featuring a large swimming pool, a fun pool, a flume and a sauna, perfect for wet and wild adventures during the summer.


Buckingham Old Gaol, Market Hill, Buckingham MK18 1JX (01280) 823020
Built in 1748, this castle-like prison has now become a museum, a tourist information centre and private and corporate event venue.

Having been re-modelled in 1839 by the same architect who designed London’s St. Pancras Station, the Gaol was also used as Buckingham’s police station.

Claydon, Middle Claydon, near Buckingham MK18 2EY (01494) 755561
Ancestral home of the Verney family since 1620, Claydon almost became the financial undoing of Sir Ralph Verney during the 1750s, as he attempted to outdo his neighbours by improving its grandeur.

Now operated by the National Trust, Claydon still contains the lavish interiors created by Sir Ralph Verney, as well as a small museum dedicated to Lady Verney; sister of Florence Nightingale; a regular visitor to the house.


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