History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Wendover is an attractive little town nestled in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Ridgeway Path long distance trail runs right down Wendover High Street on its way through the Chilterns to Ivinghoe Beacon. And that highlights one of Wendover's chief attractions; the area is blessed with a wide variety of enjoyable walking trails through some of southern England's most enjoyable countryside. The Wendover Tourist Information Centre has a number of inexpensive walk leaflets available.
The striking Clock Tower is Wendover's most recognisable landmark. It was built in 1842 as a Market Hall and gaol, though now it serves primarily to house Wendover's Tourist Information Centre.
The parish church of St. Mary's dates back to the 13th century, though there was heavy restoration work in the Victorian period. The half-timbered Red Lion inn is a product of the late 17th century, while Bosworth House on High Street is a 16th century building with Elizabethan wall paintings. A row of attractive thatched cottages on the Tring road are said to have been a marriage gift of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn.
Just west of Wendover is Coombe Hill, the highest point in the Chilterns, which provides excellent views across the Vale of Aylesbury and over the Prime Minister's country estate of Chequers.
Wendover village website
Address: Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England
Attraction Type: Town
OS: SP869 078
Photo Credit: Chris Reynolds, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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