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Things to enjoy while you're staying in Pitstone

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Things to enjoy while you're staying in Pitstone

Sightseeing
Only a short walk away and its possible to continue across the field to old Pitstone church, not to be confused with Ivinghoe church
Pitstone Windmill
Only a short walk away and its possible to continue across the field to old Pitstone church, not to be confused with Ivinghoe church
The Grand Union canal from London to Birmingham is only a short walk away
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Grand Union Canal
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The Grand Union canal from London to Birmingham is only a short walk away
A short distance by car, or walkable on footway. Four reservoirs feeding the Grand Union Canal; Tringford, Marsworth, Startops End and Wilstone managed by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.
Tring Reservoirs
A short distance by car, or walkable on footway. Four reservoirs feeding the Grand Union Canal; Tringford, Marsworth, Startops End and Wilstone managed by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.
Formerly a chalk quarry for the adjoining, now defunct, cement works, this is an internationally recognised nature reserve managed by the Bucks, Berks and Oxon Wildlife trusts with interpretation centre and cafe. A short drive away.
College Lake
Formerly a chalk quarry for the adjoining, now defunct, cement works, this is an internationally recognised nature reserve managed by the Bucks, Berks and Oxon Wildlife trusts with interpretation centre and cafe. A short drive away.
The National Trust own and manage the Ashridge estate which includes Ivinghoe Beacon and Pitstone Hill. Accessible on foot from the Garden Room for keen walkers, or a short drive.
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Ashridge Estate
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The National Trust own and manage the Ashridge estate which includes Ivinghoe Beacon and Pitstone Hill. Accessible on foot from the Garden Room for keen walkers, or a short drive.
The Ridgeway trail starts at Avebury in Wiltshire and finishes at Ivinghoe Beacon. Ivinghoe Beacon and Pitstone Hill are walkable from The Garden Room. Parts of Grim's Ditch an Iron Age earthwork running the length of the Ridgeway and on in to Dorset is clearly visible on Pitstone Hill with other archaeological features such as pits from neolithic flint mines and faint remnants of burial mounds.
The Ridgeway National Trail
The Ridgeway trail starts at Avebury in Wiltshire and finishes at Ivinghoe Beacon. Ivinghoe Beacon and Pitstone Hill are walkable from The Garden Room. Parts of Grim's Ditch an Iron Age earthwork running the length of the Ridgeway and on in to Dorset is clearly visible on Pitstone Hill with other archaeological features such as pits from neolithic flint mines and faint remnants of burial mounds.
Tring Museum is a favourite local outpost of the London Natural History Museum, beloved by children and adults for generations. Just a couple of miles away.
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Natural History Museum at Tring
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Tring Museum is a favourite local outpost of the London Natural History Museum, beloved by children and adults for generations. Just a couple of miles away.
Built in the style of a French Chateau Waddesdon Manor is a spectacular National Trust property with wonderful gardens and grounds. 30-40 minutes away by car.
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Waddesdon Manor
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Built in the style of a French Chateau Waddesdon Manor is a spectacular National Trust property with wonderful gardens and grounds. 30-40 minutes away by car.
Top secret location of the Enigma codebreaking industry in WW2. Local people successfully retained the full site with its famous Huts and at last all can be revealed in a world class museum. 30-40 minutes away by car or by train to the very gates from Cheddington or Tring stations .
Bletchley Park Mansion
Top secret location of the Enigma codebreaking industry in WW2. Local people successfully retained the full site with its famous Huts and at last all can be revealed in a world class museum. 30-40 minutes away by car or by train to the very gates from Cheddington or Tring stations .
Whipsnade Zoo is a 15 minute drive away. It covers a massive site on the downs and takes a full day visit to do it justice. Part of ZSL (London Zoo) and its rare species breeding programme, the animals were first moved here for safety during WW2, coming by train to Dunstable and then by road. The elephants famously walked up.
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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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Whipsnade Zoo is a 15 minute drive away. It covers a massive site on the downs and takes a full day visit to do it justice. Part of ZSL (London Zoo) and its rare species breeding programme, the animals were first moved here for safety during WW2, coming by train to Dunstable and then by road. The elephants famously walked up.
Just 25 minutes drive away, or a short train journey from Tring to Watford, is the World of Harry Potter. It's everything you could possibly want to know about how the films were made. Magical.
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
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Just 25 minutes drive away, or a short train journey from Tring to Watford, is the World of Harry Potter. It's everything you could possibly want to know about how the films were made. Magical.
City/town information
The County Museum is a hidden gem in Aylesbury Old Town with the Roald Dahl children's museum explaining science through his stories. He lived in Great Missenden where there is a biographical museum. Other nearby Chiltern towns worth a stroll are Old Amersham and Wendover.
Aylesbury
The County Museum is a hidden gem in Aylesbury Old Town with the Roald Dahl children's museum explaining science through his stories. He lived in Great Missenden where there is a biographical museum. Other nearby Chiltern towns worth a stroll are Old Amersham and Wendover.