In the North lies the Vale of Aylesbury and is one of the most agricultural regions in the country, steeped in rural history and sprinkled with ancient barns and farmhouses. It is also the area that divides Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire and if you stand on the Chiltern Hills at Dunstable Downs you can clearly see the division by following the lines of willows beside the Ouzel River.
In the South, bracken covered uplands dominate the landscape. The long distance Ridgeway Path runs along the crest of the Chilterns on its way from Wiltshire to Ivinghoe Beacon and and is popular amongst those who like to go on walks in the countryside.
There are a number of beautiful little villages in this county and Amershamis one of them. The attractive high street is a mix of Georgian and half-timbered buildings. Along the Thames river are more charming villages. Marlow and Medmenham are two such villages. Marlow has a suspension bridge that spans the river plus a cascading weir. Marlow was once the home of the poet Percy Shelley.
Winslow is another attractive village of with half-timbered thatched cottages and the ornate Winslow Hall. The Hall is believed to have been designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Also on the Thames is the world famous Eton College, one of the oldest and most prestigious "public schools" in England.It can be found just across the river from Windsor and the royal castle. Eton has some superb medieval buildings, and the school itself can be visited.
Other notable sites include Tickford Bridge, one of the oldest Iron bridges in the world, and John Milton's Cottage of Paradise Lost fame. Built in 1580, the house in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire has inspired many artists to paint in the surrounding fields.It is now a museum which can be visited. Great Missenden, another town, is where the author Roald Dahl spent more than 30 years of his life.
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