Welcome to the Chilterns

Have you thought about taking a trip to see us?

Positioned just North West of London, the Chilterns are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, perfectly situated for a weekend visit or even a week long break.

The heady blend of stunning countryside, award-winning tourist attractions and comfy accommodation options make the Chilterns a great destination for couples and families alike – any time of the year. 

Variety of Countryside

Covering just under 325 square miles of countryside, the Chilterns are home to a wide variety of rural habitats rich with wildlife, including some of the rarest plants and animals found in England.

Discovering these picturesque vistas is part of the joy of discovering the Chilterns and makes for a rewarding challenge. Pick up a good walking guide and get stuck into the rich rural backwaters that the Chilterns have to offer.

Tourist Attractions

Although you could argue that the Chilterns are an expansive tourist attraction in themselves, there are a number of unique attractions that are well worth visiting when you’re in the area. There’s something for everyone here, from an expansive system of man-made caves in West Wycombe to some truly grand manor houses. A visit to Cliveden House can be both a historically enlightening and relaxing experience, whilst you can get the ‘Downton Abbey’ experience by visiting the charming Stonor Park Home & Gardens for a day, whilst delving into 850 years of family history.

Different Places to Stay

You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a place in the area. If you’re looking to get a breath of fresh air you can pick from a number of well-kept campsites nestled within some seriously stunning rural areas. Rather have a roof over your head and a hot breakfast ready for you when you wake up? Luckily for you there are a wealth of options for very budget: stay in a 5-Star hotel one night and then move on to a cosy B&B the next – the choice is completely up to you!

Historical Heritage

In every market town and village dotted around the Chilterns there are a wealth of historical heritage to learn about. Being so close to London, the Chilterns were often used as a country getaway for the rich and powerful that’s reflected in the variety of Manor houses, historical homes and and country parks. Should you wish to get a taste of how the Chilterns were in the past you can take a look at Pitstone Windmill, one of the oldest of its kind in Britain.

Food and Drink

Whilst the beating heart of British food might always remain in London, you’ll find that the high standards of the city have found their way into the Chilterns. For those willing to spend the cash there a number of Michelin star awarded restaurants run by some of the most distinguished chefs in the country, but if you’re hoping to hold onto your cash a little longer then you can find a plethora of more reasonably priced places to eat as well.