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Attractions nearby

Whilst you are in the Chilterns area why not make one or more of these local attractions as part of your day-out itinerary, all of which are reasonably short journeys by car from Chinnor (under 40 minutes away or much less):

UNDER 10 MILES FROM CHINNOR:

The Lyde Garden
is 3 miles from Chinnor and is a sunken aquatic garden at Bledlow. It was created by Lord Carrington and is free to visit during daylight hours (closed in wet weather / dusk to dawn / no dogs please). 

The Phoenix Trail is
3 miles from Chinnor to the nearest access point and is a tranquil path to amble along and runs between Princes Risborough and Thame, along what was the old railway line between 'Risborough and Oxford. You can park up and join the trail just off the B4009 where there is limited parking.

Daws Hill Vinyard is 3 miles from Chinnor. Tours of the small family run vineyard & winery are by appointment only and last 2 to 3 hours - they include a full tour of the vineyard and winery, with explanation of the wine making process. For booking dates and availability please see website or see their Facebook page.

Tiggywinkles is one of the world's leading wildlife hospitals and is based in Haddenham, 5 miles from Chinnor. A great place to learn about the specialist wildlife work done by the hospital and to meet some of the rescued animals. Activities and talks are held during the school holidays.

Hellfire Caves are in West Wycombe and 6 miles from Chinnor. About a quarter of a mile of eerily lit passages and surprising caverns which can be endlessly explored. Originally excavated by hand in the mid eighteenth century and now with realistic waxworks and great sound effects. 

West Wycombe Park is 6 miles from Chinnor. The fine landscape garden was created in the mid 18th century by Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the Dilettanti Society and Hell-Fire Club. The mansion is among the most theatrical and Italianate in England and has featured in films and television series.

The Horse Trust, Home of Rest for Horses is at Speen, 7 miles from Chinnor. It is here that the Trust cares for over 100 retired and rescued horses, ponies and donkeys, ranging from retired military animals to those who have been cruelly treated, but now find sanctuary with this wonderful organisation.

Bucks Goat Centre is 8 miles from Chinnor. There is a wide selection of animals on the farm - playful piggy’s, cheeky chickens, very inquisitive alpacas, cuddly rabbits - along with lots of friendly goats, of course!

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre at Great Missenden is 9 miles from Chinnor. Intrepid story-makers enter through the chocolate doors into this great award winning and family friendly Museum. Two fun and fact packed biographical galleries + a fantabulous interactive Story Centre and George’s Crafty Kitchen!

Bucks Goat Centre is at Stoke Mandeville and 9 miles from Chinnor. It is a compact centre with Bambi the goat and her companions + friendly farm animals to meet and feed, including sheep, pigs, cows, chicks, rabbits, guinea pigs, and even a donkey. Animal handling sessions are available too!

Rycote Chapel is 9 miles from Chinnor and was once the site of Tudor Mansion, now demolished. All that is left is an historic fifteenth-century Chapel with exquisitely carved and painted woodwork and many intriguing features, including two early seventeenth-century roofed pews and a musicians’ gallery.


BETWEEN 10 - 15 MILES FROM CHINNOR:

Hughenden Manor has a rich history and is only 11 miles from Chinnor. On one hand it was the Victorian home to Benjamin Disraeli, Queen Victoria's favourite Prime Minister. On the other, it was the base for a secret map-making organisation during the Second World War. Both stories can be explored as you roam the historic building and gardens.

Waterperry Gardens are 13 miles from Chinnor and feature eight acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens, a quality plant centre and garden shop, plus gallery and gift shop, museum and tea shop.

Wendover Woods are 13 miles from Chinnor. If you're feeling energetic, try Go-Ape! for a Tree Top Adventure, or alternatively there are plenty of spots to admire the views, go strolling, or enjoy a picnic.

Bekonscot Model Village & Railway is the world’s oldest & original model village at Beaconsfield, 14 miles from Chinnor. With over 80 years of history, huge model railway, 1.5 acres of well kept gardens and finely detailed model buildings, Bekonscot is a great place to visit for everyone.

Odds Farm Park is 15 miles from Chinnor and guaranteed to give you the Ahhhh factor - there's stacks of animal fun and indoor play at this award winning children's farm park. Meet the farmers and get extra close to the animals in the Hands On Area, open all day and with extra hand-washing facilities too!


BETWEEN 16 - 20 MILES FROM CHINNOR:


Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is 16 miles from Chinnor and occupies an extensive site with exhibits ranging from large express passenger locomotives to the humble shunting engine, together with a host of smaller items recreating the golden age of steam.

Cholsey and Wallingford Railway is 16 miles from Chinnor. Known locally as The Bunk the line operates only on certain event days and you are advised to see their website for details. 

Cliveden is 17 miles from Chinnor and was home to dukes, earls, viscounts and for a while a prince. For today's visitor however it is better known for its glorious gardens and woodlands which nestle high above the River Thames, with panoramic views over the Berkshire countryside.

Green Dragon Eco Farm is 19 miles from Chinnor and is a sustainably run visitor attraction. Located in beautiful open countryside most of the farm is laid out to paddocks for rare breed farm animals and includes an Animal Barn and Pets’ Corner where visitors can meet the animals at close quarters.

Didcot Railway Centre is home of the Great Western Society and 20 miles from Chinnor. See a unique collection of Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, wagons, buildings and small relics, and a recreation of Brunel's broad gauge railway.

Pendon is 20 miles from Chinnor and is a mecca for model railways. Modelling the past for the future, Pendon recaptures scenes from the English countryside as it was in the 20s and 30s. They use brilliant scale models to help visitors to understand more about a past era and a different way of life.