New homes in Buckingham
Welcome to Buckingham
From traditional markets to museums and countryside, there’s lots to see and do close to the historic town of Buckingham. If you’re on the lookout for a place to live with good transport links and plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby, a new home in Buckingham could be the right choice for you.
A quick history
Archaeologists have found evidence of Roman life around Buckingham, but the town itself was founded during Anglo Saxon times around the 7th century. Over the centuries that followed, the Saxons and Danes fought over Buckingham, and the town is said to be the burial place of a Saxon saint, St Rumbold.
The settlement was mentioned in the Domesday Book, having become the county town in the 10th century. The town was given a charter in the mid 16th century, and later in the early 1700s many buildings in Buckingham were destroyed by a fire. In the 18th century, Aylesbury took over as the county town of Buckinghamshire.
Business and industry
Businesses located in Buckingham include engineering companies Superchips, Racelogic and Wipac, while other employers in the area include Buckinghamshire County Council in Aylesbury, The Perfume Shop and Hovis in High Wycombe, and Intercontinental Hotels Group in Denham.
Things to do in the area
Whether you’re shopping at the town market, browsing independent boutiques or enjoying tea and cake at a local cafe, there’s lots to do in the centre of Buckingham. The town is also home to Buckingham Old Gaol Museum, Swan Pool and Leisure Centre and The Film Place community cinema, while the National Trust’s Buckingham Chantry Chapel is also popular.
For families moving to the area, you can take the kids for a ride on the trains at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre in Aylesbury, go for a weekend walk at Stowe Landscape Gardens, or visit the animals at Rookery Open Farm in Towcester.
Other places of interest nearby include Silverstone, Waddesdon Manor, Chiltern Open Air Museum and the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Travel and commuting
Buckingham is well connected by road and within easy reach of the M40. Although there’s no train station in the town there are a number of busy stations nearby, including Milton Keynes Central.
From Buckingham, the journey to Milton Keynes by car takes just 20 minutes, while the drive to Aylesbury takes around 30 minutes depending on traffic. If you’re commuting to London, you can drive to the centre of the capital in one hour 45 minutes on average, or take the fast train from Milton Keynes Central with a journey time of just 30 minutes to Euston.
When you want to jet off on holiday, London Luton can be reached in just 50 minutes via the M1, while London Heathrow Airport is just over one hour away from the town.