Buckingham: Historic Market Town Walk

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Buckingham is a market town originally founded in the 7th century on the banks of the River Great Ouse. The principal landmarks are the Old Gaol which was built in 1748 in the style of a castle and was added to in 1839 by George Gilbert Scott a famous local architect; and the church of St Peter & St Paul which overlooks the town.
The walk crosses the disused Banbury to Verney Junction branch line - a diversion along the railway line in either direction can add some extra length to the walk if required. The Old Gaol now houses a museum, gift shop and tourist information centre and is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm all year round. Please check their website (http://www.mkheritage.co.uk/ogb) for latest information. St Peter & St Paul's church was also added to and altered by Scott. The walk also follows the route of the River Great Ouse as it passes through the grounds of the University of Buckingham and an unusual red brick 'twisted chimney' which sits atop an Elizabethan house in Church Street.

England - Central England - Buckinghamshire - Town or city

Features

Castle, Church, Mostly Flat, Museum, River

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10 Miles