Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire attractions

Top Choice Film Location in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire

Warner Bros Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter

Whether you’re a fair-weather fan or a full-on Potterhead, this magical studio tour is well worth the admittedly hefty admission price. All visitors have to book tickets online, in advance, for a specific time slot,…
Top Choice Gardens in Stowe

Stowe Gardens

The glorious Stowe Gardens were shaped in the 18th century by Britain's greatest landscape gardeners. Among them was master landscape architect Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, who kickstarted his career here as head ga…
Top Choice Cathedral in St Albans

St Albans Cathedral

Vast out of all proportion to the modern town, St Albans’ majestic cathedral was founded as a Benedictine monastery by King Offa of Mercia in AD 793, around a shrine to St Alban, martyred five centuries earlier. It’…
House in Waddesdon

Waddesdon Manor

A remarkable French Renaissance chateau-style fairy-tale palace, Waddesdon Manor was completed in 1889 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, who wanted to showcase his collection of French decorative arts and throw gla…
House in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire

Hatfield House

For over 400 years Hatfield House has been home to the Cecils, one of England’s most influential political families. This magnificent Jacobean mansion was built between 1607 and 1611 for Robert Cecil, first earl of …
Museum in St Albans

Verulamium Museum

Based in what looks outside like a suburban house, this modern and highly engaging museum celebrates everyday life in Roman Verulamium. Assorted galleries cover themes like death, crafts and trade, with exhibits inc…
Museum in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire

Bletchley Park

During WWII, the very existence of Bletchley Park was England’s best-kept secret. By breaking German and Japanese codes, as dramatised in the 2014 film The Imitation Game, Bletchley’s team of almost 8500 scientists …
House in Woburn

Woburn Abbey

Woburn Abbey, a wonderful country pile within a 1200-hectare deer park, stands on the site of a 12th-century Cistercian abbey that was dissolved by Henry VIII, and awarded to the Earl of Bedford; the current Duke of…
Zoo in Woburn

Woburn Safari Park

Sprawling across 150 hectares, the country's largest drive-through animal reserve can only be visited in your own car (so long as it’s not a convertible!). Animals such as rhinos, tigers, lions, elephants and giraff…
House in Waddesdon

Claydon House

Although this site, 8 miles north of Waddesdon, has been home to the Verneys for 400 years, Claydon House itself dates from 1757, having been rebuilt in Palladian and baroque styles to rival its neighbour at Stowe, …