Welcome to Buckinghamshire's Townpage
Chalfont St Giles - Pretty village with shops and cottages around the village green and pond. Here, for a time, lived John Milton, and his home is open to the public. There are a number of inns in the village, one, the Pheasant dates from the 16th century. Many people will recognise the village as the setting for 'Warminster-on-Sea' in the Dad's Army film.
Great Missenden - With its winding High Street, antique shops and charming old coaching inns, Great Missendon has been host to a variety of famous people over the centuries including Robert Louis Stevenson. Most recently it was the home of the late Roald Dahl, the internationally famous children's author. Augustinian abbey remains and attractive beech woods in neighbourhood.
Iver - Commuter village near the M25. The famous modern British artist Paul Nash lived here.
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Newport Pagnell - Ten miles west of Bedford. A town on the Ouse. Best known as the location of a service station on the M1. At one time it was a famous lace making centre. Town is part of Milton Keynes. The church dates from the reign of Edward III, and there are old almshouses, as well as many Georgian houses.
Olney - On the northern edge of Milton Keynes (of which it forms a part) this largely unspoilt village is famous for its pancake race. It was important once as a centre for lace-making. The poet William Cowper lived here.
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