The name derives from the numerous Beech trees which are to be found. The home county of 'Chequers' the country residence of the Prime Minister.
The county town is Aylesbury, a fine market town in the south of the county. Those born in Aylesbury are known as 'Aylesbury Ducks' with reference to the breed of white waterfowl native of that town and area.
Other major towns in the county are Milton Keynes, one of the youngest of all the 'New Towns' striving to become a city, Buckingham, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield and Olney.
Olney is synonymous with a pancake race which each year is run between the ladies of the town.
Bletchley Park, now part of Milton Keynes, was the headquarters of British Military Intelligence during the Second World War and still contains some of the top secret equipment used to crack enemy codes.
The author of Paradise Lost John Milton was a resident of Chalfont St Giles in the east of the county.
The main products which come from the glorious county of Buckinghamshire are agricultural produce and furniture (especially beech).
Places to Visit
- Stowe School, Buckinghamshire
- Claydon House, Buckinghamshire
- Chenies Manor House, Chenies, Rickmansworth, Herts
- West Wycombe Park, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
- Waddesdon Manor,Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire
- Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckingham
- Princes Risborough Manor House, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire