Local Interest

Here are just a few things you can do during your stay at the Broad Leys.
Buckinghamshire offers a beautiful countryside, including the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the River Thames.

Waddesdon Manor, National Trust Property

This Renaissance-style château was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to display his outstanding collection of art treasures and to entertain the fashionable world. 

The 45 rooms on view combine the highest quality French furniture and decorative arts from the 18th century with superb English portraits and Dutch Old Masters. 

The Victorian garden is considered one of the finest in Britain with its parterre, seasoned displays, fountains and statuary.  At its heart lies the aviary, stocked with species once part of Baron Ferdinand’s collection.  Visit the new contemporary art gallery in the Coach House at the Stables.

©Waddesdon Manor, National Trust. Photo: Barry Keen
Directions
  • Follow signs to Rabans Lane, and Quarrendon
  • Head towards Bicester on the A41

Waterside Theatre

Conveniently located just down the road from The Broad Leys, the Waterside Theatre hosts a range of quality arts and entertainment throughout the year such as drama, dance, comedy, live music and children’s theatre.  It also produces an extensive Education Programme.  The newly refurbished facility caters for all ages from pre-school children to senior citizens.  With a capacity of 372, free on-site car parking, disabled access, a full screen cinema and licensed bar.

Directions

  • Follow the Wendover Road towards Aylesbury Town Centre
  • Car parking is available in the Civic Centre next to the theatre

Bicester Village

Just a half hour drive away is the UKs premier shopping venue and one of England’s top ten tourist attractions. This luxury destination is home to more than 130 boutiques of world-famous brands, each offering exceptional value with savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price. Too good to be missed?

National Trust

As well as Waddesdon Manor we are ideally situated to explore a host of NT properties nearby, including:

And let’s not forget great outdoor venues in the Chilterns, Ashridge Estate and Dunstable Downs.

Bletchley Park

Made famous by the codebreakers of WWII, Bletchley Park is a place of exceptional historical importance. It was the home of the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) and a birthplace of modern information technology.

www.bletchleypark.org.uk

Blenheim Palace

A world heritage site and home to The 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, Blenheim was built in the early 18th century. It is one of England’s largest houses and will be forever associated with Winston Churchill, it was his birthplace and he is buried in nearby churchyard at Blaydon.

www.blenheimpalace.com