Amersham Old Town is a charming medieval town full of character just ten minutes away with a wealth of restaurants, pubs and shops to visit and lovely walks outside the town.
There are houses that date back as far as 1450 (housing Amersham Museum) and the Market Hall, that contained the town’s jail, dates from 1682. Historically, Amersham was once a centre for the Lollards, a religious movement following John Wycliffe. They first arrived during the 14th century and preached barefoot in the streets. By the 16th century, the movement was taking over the town and many followers were burned at the stake. Their memory lives on in the Martyrs Memorial, off Station road.
The rich blend of heritage buildings and modern facilities makes Amersham a delightful place to visit.
Old Beaconsfield has many delightful shops and restaurants including Brasserie Blanc (Raymond Blanc), Loch Fyne for fish, Saracens Head for mediterranean and also some Italian and Indian restaurants.
The old coaching town of Beaconsfield is 5 miles away and is thought to be of Saxon origin. A church of wooden construction stood on the site of the present Parish Church from about 900 AD. The town´s site was probably chosen because it was halfway between London and Oxford. A fact that was to become increasingly important.