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Stately homes and Midsumer Murders

Buckinghamshire is a county in the South east of England its name is Anglo-Saxon in origin and means the district (scire) of Bucca's home or the farm of Buccas people, named after an Anglo-Saxon landowner. The county was part of the ancient kingdom of Mercia, and lies in the London commuter belt which has had significant influence on the county over the years.

Large parts of the county lie in the vale of Aylesbury which is the agricultural area, the famous ducks can be seen here. To the south are The Chiltern hills and Burnham beeches these are wooded areas and the Thames forms a boundary with neighbouring Berkshire.

picturesque Little towns and villages are scattered throughout the county where many small flint built and thatched cottages can be seen such as those at Wendover.

The county has more national trust properties than any other county, it is also said it is the most filmed county with any number of TV series or films using various locations in the county.

Buckinghamshire is one of four counties where the series the midsummer Murders series is set.

The Chiltern Hills that are in the county are a popular destination as well as the open-air museum which hosts several activities for children.

St Giles at Stoke Poges was the Inspiration for Thomas Grays elegy written in a country churchyard. Sir Francis Dashwoods notorious Hellfire club met at Medmenham Abbey.

Other interesting places include

Stowe and Stoke Park.

Towns in Buckinghamshire

Activities in Buckinghamshire

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