The Chilterns and Thames Valley have their share of unusual windmills and Pitstone is no exception, as an example of an early form of post mill, which ground flour for the local village for three centuries.
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The sealing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1215 may be the most famous event in British history. The Jurors comprises 12 bronze chairs, decorated with images and symbols relating to past and current struggles for freedom, the rule of law and equal rights.
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The lovely village of Turville is essentially a single long street, with a pub and a church – the real-life location of St Barnabus in The Vicar of Dibley (1994–98).
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The Chiltern Hills are the ideal setting for a range of glorious walks.
Sitting in the midst of the small village of Waddesdon, seven miles to the east of Wotton, Waddesdon Manor is the best known of all England’s Rothschild houses.
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The Dunstable Downs are a wonderful site for kite-flying, picnicking or just watching people.
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Henley-on-Thames is a quirky town, famous for its annual regatta.
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Ivinghoe Beacon is one of the highest points along the Chiltern escarpment, at 764 feet above sea level.
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High on Turville Hill is Cobstone Windmill, a black-and-white 200-year-old smock mill that used to grind cereal but fell into disuse and disrepair.
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The highlight of a visit to Jordans is the Quaker Meeting House. It was built in 1688, shortly after James II’s Declaration of Indulgence allowed Quakers and other nonconformists to worship legally for the first time.
Among its many claims to fame, Windsor Castle has more rooms than years it has been standing.