People immediately think of going abroad when they think of family holidays with less people deciding to stay in the UK. We have lots of beautiful areas in the UK where people can go for a quite country break or even take their families. There are plenty of things to do in the country. One of the places that is top of the list for consideration is Buckinghamshire. Whilst this is host to larger cities such as Oxford and Milton Keynes there are also some naturally beautiful country towns and villages over a large land mass. Here are some of the key things to note.
The first thing on a lot of peoples mind when they go on holiday is the weather. Guaranteeing good weather in the UK is not something that is easy to do with the ever changing conditions. In addition, if you ask people out-with the UK what they think about UK weather, they are most likely to give you feedback on the rain! The temperatures can get reasonably warm in the summer periods however pretty cold in the winter. With the warmest month being July, you can expect to be average temperatures of 22 degrees and in the coldest month of January you the average temperature is 7 degrees and potential for a lot of snow!
There is great sites in Buckinghamshire which include Chilterns Countryside. As part of the National Trust you can do lots of fantastic walks for all types of people. Whether it’s a country walk you are looking for to fly a kite or somewhere to go and look for ant hills, this area has it all. There are many recognised walks that you can get from the National Trust website therefore it gives you the ability to plan effectively before setting off and making sure the pace and difficulty of the walk will be suitable for the full group.
There are lots of good travel links to get to and from Buckinghamshire and this includes the following:
- Rail – With this being not too far away from London, it is part of the London commuter belt and it is well connected to the national rail network.
- Roads – Plenty of motorways connecting through Buckinghamshire which include the M1, M40, M25 (Junction 16) and M4.
- Air – There are no main airports in Buckinghamshire however as you are close to London you will have Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted not too far away. In addition to the north you are not too far away from Birmingham airport.
Places of Interest
As well as the perfect countryside walks you may wish to visit places like Claydon House which is in the village of Steeple Claydon. This was the home of Florence Nightingale. There are other places to visit such as the Silverstone race track and Dorney Lake which was used for the 2012 London Summer Olympics for the rowing event.