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Visit Great Missenden

Great Missenden is a large village/small town in Buckinghamshire in the  Chilterns Area of Outstanding Beauty.

Visit Great Missenden

Wander along the High Street of Great Missenden, lined with shops in a pleasant mix of architectural styles, predominantly half-timbered or Georgian buildings. Its church is 14th century and there is a 12th century abbey.

On the High Street you will find the Roald Dahl museum and cafe. This is dedicated to the life and workds of Roald Dahl who lived in Great Missenden for 30 years of his life and wrote many of his books here.

Roald Dahl lived in Gipsy House in Great Missenden and every year its delilghtful garden is open to visitors as part of the National Gardens Scheme. (And if the planting has inspired you, you can pop over the road to the nursery to buy plants that are seen in the garden). Roald Dahl lovers will recognise many scenes from his stories as they wander round the garden.

As you wander around Great Missenden there are some beautiful cottages and houses to discover - often strewn with roses in traditional English style.

Films and TV programmes filmed in Great Missenden

Great Missenden has been used as a location for the BB'Cs Midsommer Murder series and for 'The Hammer House of Horror' film.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Chilterns guide and the

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Map of Great Missenden and places to visit


Great Missenden places to visit

The Lee

The Lee

The Lee guide
Little Missenden

Little Missenden

Little Missenden guide


Wendover guide


Amersham guide


Bradenham guide
Princes Risborough

Princes Risborough

Princes Risborough guide

...or see all our recommended places to visit in Buckinghamshire

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