Visit Buckinghamshire & The Chilterns has announced that the county is ready to welcome visitors back to its tourist attractions, market towns and beautiful countryside with numerous walks, trails and wildlife-spotting opportunities.
The DMO is using a series of social media hashtags to encourage local residents to #SupportLocal, #LoveWhereYouLive, and #StaySafe, as well as to welcome day visitors from neighbouring areas.
Historic gems such as Waddesdon Manor, Hughendon Manor and Stowe Gardens are open for online bookings with timed slots, providing an opportunity for visitors to enjoy these iconic locations without the usual crowds. Chiltern Open Air Museum also provides plenty of open space for visitors to explore, although their historic buildings will not yet be opening to visitors.
Animal parks including Kew Little Pigs, Green Dragon Rare Breeds Eco Farm and Odds Farm Park are preparing to open in the coming weeks, and families can visit the baby animals that arrived during lockdown. All attractions have strict social distancing and safety guidelines in place so visitors and staff can be reassured of their health and safety.
Buckinghamshire is also home to historic market towns such as Marlow, Beaconsfield and Amersham. Their many independent shops are looking forward to welcoming customers back with restrictions on numbers entering their premises at any one time. Meanwhile, cafes and restaurants are providing takeaways until they have permission to fully reopen.
Lucy Dowson, Tourism Development Manager at Visit Buckinghamshire & The Chilterns said, “Locals already know that Buckinghamshire is the perfect year-round destination for memorable day visits, stretching from the banks of the River Thames through the glorious rolling Chiltern Hills, and into the verdant Vale of Aylesbury. Its close proximity to London, coupled with excellent road links, means that you can easily access exciting new destinations, discover fabulous attractions and enjoy the beautiful scenery.”
For more information please go to visitbuckingamshire.org.