For Mary Gladstone, the 19th century Prime Minister’s daughter, it was ‘a palace-like cottage, the most luxurious and lovely thing I ever saw.’ But somehow the message never quite reached the stately home-visiting public. Today Ascott House, near Wing in Buckinghamshire, is one of the less busy big houses to the immediate north of London…. Continue reading
Posts tagged Buckinghamshire
Could Anglo-Saxon Lenborough Hoard lift a county’s tourism?
Buckinghamshire, my adopted county, is a place of minor, restrained tourist attractions. The Chilterns are its main landscape asset, a quiet conglomeration of hill and valley and wood. Not so tall and commanding, but appealing on a small scale, and very convenient to London. There are many attractive small market towns, their old hearts preserved… Continue reading →
Former World War II airfield could become UK’s first solar park
photo credit: Velo Steve A former World War II airfield in Buckinghamshire could become the UK’s first solar park, after the local council, Aylesbury Vale District Council, granted planning permission. Renewable energy firm Ownergy said installation of the first array of 1,500 panels, , start in the New Year in the middle of a former… Continue reading →