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A little-known fact is that Buckinghamshire, with its grand houses, charming villages and leafy forests, has become the ‘most filmed county in England;’ Stoke Park provided the backdrop for Layer Cake and Bridget Jones’s Diary, while Downton Abbey, The Queen, Sherlock Holmes and many, more were filmed at the National Trust- administered Waddesdon Manor. The combination of stunning countryside and historic landmarks make it a very attractive place to live and visit; the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Chiltern Open-Air Museum, Stowe Landscape Garden and Dorney Court are all popular attractions. Aylesbury, home of the fantastic Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, is the county town.
Buckinghamshire has an abundance of great restaurants, food and events going on throughout the year. You can experience Michelin starred dining at Tom Kerridge’s The Hand and Flowers in Marlow (the only two Michelin starred pub in the country), or the delights of Adam Simmonds at Danesfield House Hotel, and Sir Charles Napier in Chinnor. As for foodie events, there’s plenty to keep you entertained throughout the year, from food festivals to county shows and Christmas fares.