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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).

Malt The Brewery

Not only can you enjoy the local Ale in our Cromwell Bar, but you can also take a tour of where it's made. Located just 1.5 miles away from the Abbey, watch the ale creators using traditional brewing techniques that keeps their customers loyal and ever expanding.

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.

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.