a station-by-station guide for UK tourist attractions

Aylesbury Vale Parkway

National Rail | station code AVP

Buckinghamshire Offers, Discounts & Links

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre by bus

A standard gauge steam railway at Quainton Road station. Visitor Centre, museum, miniature railway and Travelling Post Office coaches. Refreshment Room and picnic areas. Events programme. Tel. 01296 655720.
Open see website for days and train times.
Bus 16 from main road near station to opposite Railway Centre entrance, 20 minutes journey. M-S about every 2 hours. Operated by Red Rose Travel. Unfortunately there are no regular buses on Sundays but for some special events there are shuttle buses from the station forecourt (see website for details). Buses also operate from Aylesbury.

Waddesdon Manor NT 3 miles or by bus then ¾ mile

A magnificent French-style château built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874 to display his outstanding collection of art treasures and entertain fashionable society. The fine Victorian gardens include sculptures and an ornate aviary. Woodland playground. Tearooms and restaurants. It is about 1 mile from the Welcome Pavilion to the house. The estate is managed by the Rothschild Foundation. Tel. 01296 820414.
Open Apr-Oct, WThFSSu 1000-1700, House 1200-1600 by timed ticket. |
Bus 16 from main road near station to Waddesdon, opposite Anstey Close, then ¾ mile walk to Welcome Pavilion. 8 minutes journey, M-S every 1-2 hours. Operated by Red Rose Travel. Buses also operate from Aylesbury
It is 3 miles along the Waddesdon Greenway to the Welcome Pavilion, then a further mile through the grounds to the House.

Aylesbury Vale and Waddesdon map

Claydon House NT by bus

A Georgian country house with a lavish interior. Claydon has been occupied by the Verney family for over 550 years. Florence Nightingale was Lady Verney's sister spent summers here. Tearoom. A separate charge applies for the historic gardens which are not owned by the National Trust. Tel. 01296 730349.
Open mid Mar-Oct, MTWSSu (also F in Aug) 1100-1600. |
Bus 16 from main road near station to Steeple Claydon, Surgery, then 1¾ miles walk. 43 minutes journey, M-S about every 2 hours. Return bus from the same Surgery stop. Operated by Red Rose Travel. Buses also operate from Aylesbury and Bicester North.

St Michael's Church in Steeple Claydon has a landmark steeple that can be seen from miles away.

Claydon map