Wendover is a very attractive market town at the foot of the Chiltern Hills in the county of Buckinghamshire. It is on the direct rail route between London and Aylesbury. It is 8.5 km from Aylesbury
Wendover is a lovely town at the northern edge of the Chilterns and sits on the Ridgeway Path.
At the lower end of the town is a beautiful Clock Tower built in 1842. There is a tourist office housed in the clock tower.
Opposite Wendover's clock tower is an interesting building dating from 1863 which is built in the Venetian gothic style popular at the time.
Walk down the Aylesbury road and you will see lots of houses built in the 16th and 17th centuries which were given fashionable new brick fronts in the 18th century.
The highlight though can be seen when you head down the Tring road. Here is a row of wonderful thatched cottages known locally as 'Anne Boleyn's Cottages' as they, or the land, were part of Anne Boleyn's diary.
Opposite there is the oldest house in Wendover though its 17th century brick front hides the 15th century building.
Back up the high street the Red Lion Hotes was originally a coaching inn and Bosworth house dates back to the 16th century. Inside Bosworth house there are the remains of a 16th century wall painting and in the archway there is a stone basin for holy water.
For walkers there are 33 miles of public rights of way and bridleways around Wendover including the popular Ridgeway Path which goes through the high street of Wendover.
Nearby are two excellent viewpoints over the Chiltern hills. One is at Coombe Hill with its views over the open chalk downland and offers a good view of Chequers, the Prime Minister's country home. The other is the Wendover Woods viewpoint.
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