Buckinghamshire, or Bucks, is a ceremonial county in South East England. It borders Greater London, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. It is 44.2 miles from the capital. It is one of the most densely populated parts of the country along with High Wycombe, Amersham, Chesham and the Chalfonts, on the London commuter belt. It has an estimated 808,666 people living within it.
Chequers, or Chequers Court, is a mansion estate owned by the government, and is the country retreat of the Prime Minister. A 16th-century manor house, it is a Grade I listed building.
The rolling countryside in the county town of Aylesbury Vale was made up during the ice age. Several properties there are National Trust properties, such as Waddesdon Manor, Claydon House and the landscaped gardens at Stowe House. The Silverstone track is also on the boundary, for any Formula One fans.
Milton Keynes includes a large number of things to do in Buckinghamshire. With touring West End shows visiting, incredible artists playing in the National Bowl, as well as sporting facilities, it’s a fun trip for the whole family.
There is no one ‘Buckinghamshire University’; Buckinghamshire is home to five places of higher education. The University of Buckingham is the oldest of England’s five private universities, whose creation was overseen by Margaret Thatcher. Buckinghamshire New University, styled Bucks New University, has campuses across Buckinghamshire and Greater London. The institution dates from 1891 when it was founded as the School of Science and Art. The Open University has its base in Milton Keynes who also have their own, the University Campus Milton Keynes. The National Film and Television School is also in Buckinghamshire, due to the location of Pinewood Studios.