West Wycombe trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Things to do: nature, parks
West Wycombe is a small village situated along the A40 road, three miles west of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.The historic village is largely a National Trust property and receives a large annual influx of tourists - being the site of West Wycombe Park, West Wycombe Caves and the Mausoleum on top of West Wycombe Hill. The Mausoleum and Golden Ball above West Wycombe village are impressive local landmarks, visually dominating the village and local landscape for miles surrounding.West Wycombe Park, Caves, Mausoleum and St Lawrence's Church were all constructed in the mid-18th century by Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the Dilettanti Society and co-founder of the notorious Hellfire Club.HistoryEarly historyThe hill above West Wycombe has been continuously inhabited for centuries. A Bronze Age settlement is widely believed to have existed here, and research suggests there was a pagan temple in a similar style to Stonehenge. A Roman settlement later occupied West Wycombe Hill, and local historians believe a temple was constructed here .The lost village of HaveringdonThe next major influence on West Wycombe was the Saxons. The hillside was once again occupied, and the newly established settlement was named Haeferingdune (Hill of Haefer's people in Old English). The name later evolved into Haveringdon. The site retained religious importance: a church is said to have been erected by St Birnius (who later became the bishop of the West Saxons in AD 635).Take stress off the schedule by using our United Kingdom (UK) travel itinerary planner.
Plan your trip to West Wycombe
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Best things to do in West Wycombe
See this by visiting one of the destinations below
Some destinations do not have accommodations and require staying in a nearby city. Here are places you can stay:
Recently planned trips to High Wycombe
3 days in High Wycombe BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in United Kingdom, Canberra & Oslo BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Buckinghamshire BY A USER FROM ISRAEL March, relaxing, romantic, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in United Kingdom & Oslo BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 45 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in High Wycombe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in High Wycombe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans