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Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire (including Aylesbury Vale. Chiltern, Milton Keynes, South Bucks and Wycombe) is in the South East of England. It has a population of around 754,000 and covers approximately 187,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, London, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire.

County flag of BuckinghamshireThe landscape of Buckinghamshire includes the Chilterns, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the county is also home to the world famous Pinewood Studios, where filming has taken place for many productions over the years. Miltons Cottage in Chalfont St. Giles is the only remaining former home of the poet John Milton, who lived there with his wife during the year 1665. The 16th century cottage contains a museum of the celebrated writers life and work, with a collection that includes first editions of his poetry and prose. Visitors can also appreciate the picturesque historic garden which dates from the late 19th or early 20th century. Performing arts venues in Buckinghamshire include Milton Keynes Theatre, The Stables in Wavendon, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre and Wycombe Swan Theatre.

The county town of Buckinghamshire is Aylesbury, where you can visit Roald Dahl Childrens Gallery, a museum inspired by the writers work and each July 2nd there is a procession of giant puppets representing some of the characters he created. West Wycombe Park is an 18th century Italian style country house, which has ceilings painted with scenes from Classical mythology and rooms furnished in the style popular during the 18th century. The house has beautiful gardens and the park, which forms a natural amphitheatre, serves as a venue for concerts and other events. Also in the grounds are a number of follies and temples whose architecture was inspired by the Classical civilisations of Greece and Rome. Other attractions in Buckinghamshire include Chiltern Open Air Museum, Hughenden Manor in High Wycombe, Waddesdon Manor, Milton Keynes Museum, Emberton Country Park and Stowe Landscape Gardens.


Daphne Hardy Henrion

(Born 1917 in Amersham in Buckinghamshire), Sculpture

Known as having a distinguished career as a sculptress.

Ben Nicholson

(Born 1894 in Denham in Buckinghamshire), Painting

Ben Nicholson, British artist, painted landscapes and still life scenes and was known for his abstract pictures.