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Suggestions of things to do/visit around Winslow

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Suggestions of things to do/visit around Winslow

We have a 2 week home exchange in Winslow (north of London). Can anyone suggest possible sights or day trips we should do. Home exchange is in mid July.

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1. Re: Suggestions of things to do/visit around Winslow

We live in a neighbouring village called Nash. You should take a day trip to Warwick Castle, Stratford Upon Avon and Royal Leamington Spa. It is just under an hour's drive and is well worth a day out.

Also Milton Keynes is only 20 minutes away for the obligatory shopping trip.

Obvioulsy all the London stuff is on the end of a train journey probably best from Bletchley on the south side of Milton Keynes.

If you let me know what else you like to do I can make some other suggestions for you.

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2. Re: Suggestions of things to do/visit around Winslow

Thanks for that Mike. We have discovered that there are a lot of National Trust homes within 20 miles of Winslow so will visit some of them. We have also organized a day on a canal boat so will add your suggestions to our list.

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3. Re: Suggestions of things to do/visit around Winslow

Don't miss Woburn Abbey, home of the Duke of Bedford (it also has a Safari park if you are bringing children) and is just 16 miles from Winslow but in a different county.

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4. Re: Suggestions of things to do/visit around Winslow

quite a few places to visit south Bucks way.

Waddesdon Manor - free grounds small fee for house tour.

Wendover woods -- free walks and views across the vale

river Thames places must visit towns, depending on time of year to whats on or if royals in residence.

Henley home of river regata

Marlow - great michelin stared resturants

Windsor and windsor castle.

little further out of Bucks is Wipsnade Zoo part of london zoo.

Oxford city.

Blenheim Palace and grounds again pay for house

we could spend a day at each and it wont cost a great deal

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5. Re: Suggestions of things to do/visit around Winslow

Thanks people for all your helpful suggestions. We are travelling without children..newly retired and will be in Winslow mid July..just in time for the Royal birth.!!!!!!

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6. Re: Suggestions of things to do/visit around Winslow

You should also consider going into London for the day - you can get off peak returns and also special sight seeing passes. Via Milton Keynes the fast trains are between 35 minutes and 40 minute travel time. Alternatively you can head in via Aylsebury (different train line - with less volume and choice of trains).

You can do a days sight seeing, see a show in the evening as well, with dinner, and still be back by midnight.

I recommend a drive out (if the weather is nice) into the Cotswalds (use the back roads) and explore some of the towns there - loads to see

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7. Re: Suggestions of things to do/visit around Winslow

Thanks for those suggestions and have penciled them in. We have 'done' London before so will probably explore the countryside this time. There are a lot of National Trust homes near to us so looks like we will have plenty to do.

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8. Re: Suggestions of things to do/visit around Winslow

If you are into old British manors, gardens and/or national trust things then check out the national trust website in the UK for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire ... Waddesdon Manor, Claydon House, Stowe, Blenheim Palace etc are all nearby. Could also go into Oxford and see some of the colleges.

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