Places to visit in the Chilterns

Places to visit in the Chilterns

From rolling hills to glorious mansions, the Chilterns is bursting with exciting places to visit that will satisfy everyone.

Walk across peaceful, chalk hills, enjoy the bustle of a thriving market town, soak in history at a museum, or see how the other half lives in a splendid mansion – the choice is yours and there’s a lot of it!

If you’re looking for inspiration, we’ve come up with some highlights to help you: places for the whole family and places to tread through history; ways to immerse yourself in culture and ways to watch wildlife. Browse below to see just some of the experiences on offer in this amazing setting.

Use our interactive map to find your perfect place to be.  

Be inspired

Explore the Chess Valley

The Chess Valley has some of the most attractive countryside in the Chilterns, keep an eye out for kingfishers, water voles, brown trout, orchids and dragonflies.

Step back in time

Follow our human journey across the beautiful landscape of the Chilterns AONB, shaped by those living, working and visiting here.

Explore nature

The Chilterns AONB is a haven for wildlife with fantastic nature reserves, wild, open spaces, and parks and gardens galore.

Family days out

Make family days out easy. Swing through the trees or take a dip, the Chilterns has something for everyone.

Quest for culture

The Chilterns’ thriving cultural scene offers everything from museums to music festivals, so discover your history and find your rhythm.

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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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Plan your trip to the Chilterns!

Search the interactive map: select from a list of categories to bring up icons showing the location and information of walks, bike rides, places to visit, tasty local products and plenty more across the Chilterns area
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Bookable experiences

We have carefully chosen our most immersive and memorable Chilterns Countryside Experiences to share with you here. Choose from Active Countryside, Chilterns Food & Drink, Countryside Learning and Chilterns Sightseeing. All are bookable online.
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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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