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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Within walking distance of the Abbey, you will find this great little award-winning Museum situated in the village of Great Missenden.  Roald Dahl lived in the village for 36 years until his death in 1990; he is buried locally at the Parish Church (St Peter and St Paul).

Rebellion Beer Co Ltd

Located in Marlow Bottom, a short drive from Missenden Abbey, this independent brewery offers tastings and tours on the 1st Tuesday of each month.  Here you will also find a brewery shop, perfect for those enjoying craft beers.

Warner Bros Studio Tour London

A visitor attraction for all ages is only a 30 mins drive from Missenden Abbey, so a great day out for all the family when you can delve into the magical, mystical world of Harry Potter - pre purchase of tickets is recommended.

Waddesdon Manor

Home to the family Rothschild, there is a host of activity; the Manor itself is steeped in history from the family and as you walk round you will reminisce in a bygone era.  The gardens throughout the year are breathtaking and the children will love the Aviary houses of rare and exotic birds.

Take a drive

Buckinghamshire has a host of picturesque villages; Marlow and Henley are both located on the River Thames, perfect for an afternoon stroll before enjoying tea and cake in one of the tea rooms.

Walking in the Chilterns

There are many public footpaths around for walking in the local countryside. The Chiltern Hills are a beautiful, unspoilt corner of England that lie only a few miles to the north-west of London and yet have a very rural character. The Chilterns begin in Oxfordshire in the Thames Valley and stretch north-east through Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire to Hertfordshire.

Gipsy Garden House

The former home of writer Roald Dahl, where he wrote his famous children's stories, is open to the public under the National Gardens Scheme. As well as the attractive gardens themselves, you can see the hut where Dahl actually produced his writing, and there is also a 'children's maze', where the paving slabs have quotations from Dahl's writing, including; "Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?"

Still looking for ideas?

Days out from Missenden Abbey could also take you to:

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chinor and Princes Risborough Railway, Hughenden Manor, Bekonscot Model Railway, National History Museum Tring, Chiltern Brewery, Malt the Brewery, Ashridge Estate, Hell-Fire Caves, Wendover Woods, College Lake Nature Reserve, Odds Farm Park and Buckinghamshire Goat Centre.