WHETHER you've moved to the area recently or are a lifelong High Wycombe local- you'll be aware of the certain charms the borough has.

High Wycombe is truly an area like no other, with a mix of historical, cultural, and natural attractions.

Here are 10 places in High Wycombe that people may find interesting to visit.

Hughenden Manor

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The former home of Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, Hughenden Manor is a National Trust property with beautiful gardens and a rich history.

Hellfire Caves

Bucks Free Press: West Wycombe Caves

An intriguing network of caves and tunnels near High Wycombe, the Hellfire Caves have a mysterious past associated with the Hellfire Club. Guided tours provide insight into their history.

Red Lion

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You haven't visited High Wycombe properly if you haven't spotted the famous Red Lion.

It is understood that the original lion was first introduced into the town centre landscape between 1772 and 1832, standing on a portico above the former Red Lion Hotel.

The statue was made famous when Sir Winston Churchill used it as a platform to deliver a rousing post-Second World War speech to the people of High Wycombe in 1945. 

Both Benjamin Disraeli and Winston Churchill made election speeches standing on the portico next to the Red Lion statue. 

Churchill is even alleged to have tweaked the tail of the lion, when it broke-off in his hand.

Wycombe Museum

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 This local museum showcases the history and culture of High Wycombe and the surrounding area.

It's a great place to learn about the town's industrial heritage, particularly its association with chair-making.

The Rye

Bucks Free Press: The Rye and Holywell Mead information board at the western end of the park (Barry Hunt)

A large park and nature reserve, The Rye offers green spaces, a lake, and playgrounds. It's a popular spot for outdoor activities, picnics, and relaxation.

Wycombe Swan Theatre

 A prominent cultural venue in High Wycombe, the Wycombe Swan Theatre hosts a variety of performances, including plays, musicals, and concerts.

High Wycombe Market

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 The town's market is a lively place where locals and visitors can shop for fresh produce, clothing, and various goods. It's a great way to experience the local atmosphere.

Desborough Castle

 The remnants of Desborough Castle, an ancient hillfort, offer panoramic views of High Wycombe and the surrounding countryside.

It's a peaceful spot for a walk and to explore some local history.

Golden Ball, St Lawrence Church

Bucks Free Press: St Lawrence's Church in West Wycombe, pictured here with the Dashwood mausoleum

The church and its famous golden ball can be seen from miles around. Located around three miles from the town centre of High Wycombe.

The church offers up stunning views of the Buckinghamshire countryside and Dashwood built a mausoleum at the site, where he was buried after his death.

West Wycombe Park

Bucks Free Press: West Wycombe Park by Jonathan Hilder - Piers Photography

A Palladian mansion surrounded by extensive gardens, West Wycombe Park is known for its stunning architecture and picturesque landscape.

The park is open to the public at certain times of the year.

These places showcase the diversity of attractions in High Wycombe, offering a mix of history, culture, and outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy.