Visit the Chilterns

Visit the Chilterns

Quintessential English countryside, an impressive selection of pubs and restaurants, and historic market towns, the Chilterns National Landscape has it all.

The Chilterns is a truly wondrous place to visit at any time of the year. With breathtaking views, sweeping chalk hills, peaceful pathways, flower-filled woodlands, grand and historic attractions, quaint market towns, tucked-way villages, excellent local produce and myriad places to stay, there is something for everyone.

The Chilterns National Landscape is also very accessible. It offers 324 square miles of countryside on the doorsteps of London and Oxford. Short breaks call for short journeys, and visitors will find the area quick to reach by train or car, and easy to explore with boots, buggies, bikes or boats.

Why choose the Chilterns? 

Choose the Chilterns for activity, exploration, mindfulness, entertainment and indulgence. Shaped and characterised by nature, agriculture, industry and centuries of habitation, the Chilterns is a living, working area of countryside that was once the ‘larder of London’. The growing, trading and enjoyment of good local food and drink is still very much at its heart today.

Let our website guide you to the best experience for you and delight in a taste of the Chilterns life

Explore the Chilterns

Getting here

With 4 railway lines, 20 stations and even an Underground line the Chilterns is easy to reach by public transport.

Explore our map

Use our interactive map to plan your trip. Or surf through our attractions for some inspiration – there’s something for everyone!

Places to visit in the Chilterns

Looking for a sweeping vista, or slice of history? Be inspired by our suggestions for enjoyable days out for everyone.

Walks, rides & countryside activities

Take a hike or fly a kite, the Chilterns National Landscape is an adventure playground on the doorstep of our capital.

Accessible Chilterns

The Chilterns is renowned for its stunning countryside, picturesque villages and diverse wildlife. Accessibility is a key focus to ensure that everyone can enjoy its natural treasures.

Food & drink

With pubs a-plenty, vineyards, breweries, and many markets, there is much to delight the tastebuds in the ‘larder of London’.

Market towns

Start exploring the Chilterns AONB from one of our characterful market towns. Look out for independent shops, museums and trails.

Experience the Chilterns

There is so much to experience in the Chilterns National Landscape, from photography and wine tours, to gliding across the skies.

Shop Chilterns

Since medieval times, the Chilterns AONB has been a source of quality furniture, food and more. Buy online today.

Follow the Countryside Code

Do you know the Countryside Code? Find out how to help wildlife, landowners and other visitors when out and about. 

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Upcoming events

Find out what's on in the Chilterns - walking or biking, food & drinks, serious trekking or a picnic on the flat - the possibilities are endless.
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Don’t feed the kites!

Find out why it is important to watch these beautiful birds from a distance
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Follow the Countryside Code

Help us to protect the Chilterns AONB when you’re out and about by following the Countryside Code and the rules for the site you are visiting. Please respect others around you and those who care for and work in this special landscape.
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