Hambleden is a small village about 3 miles north-east of Henley on Thames. It is in the county of Buckinghamshire in the beautiful Chilterns Area of Outstanding Beauty.
Hambleden is a totally charming English Village situated near Henley on Thames.
Hambleden's houses are mostly made of the attractive mix of brick and flint common to the Chilterns. Add to this the mellow, terracotta roofs and white-painted leaded windows and you begin to see why the village is a favouite with tv and film directors.
At the centre of the village is the church of St Mary the Virgin which is also covered in the lovely flint seen throughout the village. Take a look inside at the ceilings parts of which are beautifully decorated.
In front of the church is a large open area complete with a tree and an old water pump. Around the edges are lovely village houses and the attractive village hall.
There is a village pub, the Stag and Huntsman, and a village tea-room to help you enjoy your visit to the village. Roses grow everywhere adding to Hambleden's air of quintessential English village. Rising up around the village are the tree covered hills of the Chilterns.
Also in the village is the Manor house where Lord Cardigan, who led the Charge of the Light Brigade', was born. This is a Jacobean style manor house which was built in the begining of the 17th century. Charles I sheltered here during his flight from Oxford. The sea chest of Lord Cardigan is on display in the village church.
The village of Hambleden lies on the route of the Chiltern Way.
Films and TV programmes filmed in Hambleden
Hambleden has been used as a location in a number of films including: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Sleepy Hollow, 101 Dalmations, The Avengers, and Dance With a Stranger.
Television appearances include: Band of Brothers, Poirot and Midsomer Murders.
Photos of Hambleden
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