Beautiful Buckinghamshire and beyond

Set in the heart of the green and pleasant county of Buckinghamshire, De Vere Latimer Estate is surrounded by some excellent destinations for family days out. While there are too many to feature in this list alone, we hope you’ll be inspired to take us up on at least one or two of our recommendations during your stay with us.

From the beautiful Roman city of St Albans and English country manors, to the home of the Harry Potter movies and the village where Roald Dahl wrote his world-famous stories, it’s all here – and all yours to explore. We love everything this area has to offer and we think you will too.

  Read or download the complete companion guide to find out even more about the local area.

Adventure is in the air – exclusive family break offer

Aside from being surrounded by fabulous attractions, De Vere hotels are wonderful places to spend some quality time with your loved ones, with family-friendly restaurants, comfortable, welcoming bars and lounges and beautiful gardens to explore.

Treat your family to a short break at a De Vere hotel this autumn and you'll get two nights’ stay with breakfast on both mornings, a two course dinner on an evening of your choice – and a complimentary glass of English sparkling wine or bottle of Meantime pale ale or lager. Plus, bring up to two children and they’ll stay and eat for free.

Warner Bros. Studios Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

If you’re fanatical about all things Hogwarts, this experience borders on the unbelievable. Packed with original sets, costumes, creatures and props from the incredible film series.

8.8 miles / 18 minutes’ drive from De Vere Latimer Estate

Be sure to have a look at our magical hotel break offer for Harry Potter fans.

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden

This award-winning museum is a must-visit attraction for children and grown-ups who have been captivated by the words of Roald Dahl. An enchanting experience.

8.7 miles / 19 minutes’ drive from De Vere Latimer Estate

While you're here, have a look at our frumptious Roald Dahl break break offer.

Chess Valley Walk

Perfect for a sunny afternoon, this 10 mile walk along the stunning River Chess takes in historic buildings, nature reserves and water meadows.

5.7 miles / 15 minutes’ drive from De Vere Latimer Estate (walk can be broken into more manageable, family-friendly sections)

Wendover Woods

A series of designated cycle trails and walks to follow, many of which are fully accessible. There’s even a Go Ape treetop challenge and a café in the woods.

15 miles / 25 minutes’ drive from De Vere Latimer Estate

Chenies Manor

Dating back to 1460 and visited by kings and queens of yore, this splendid country manor house is rumoured to have a secret tunnel linking it to De Vere Latimer Estate…

1.6 miles / 5 minutes’ drive from De Vere Latimer Estate

Tring Natural History Museum

A singularly Victorian museum experience, displaying a mind-boggling variety of taxidermy, ornithology and natural curios. Be sure to stuff yourselves at the pop-up café.

11.5 miles / 25 minutes’ drive from De Vere Latimer Estate

Bekonscot Model Village

An utterly charming experience for families, this is a proper old-school attraction – in fact it’s the oldest model village in the world. With fab miniature railway and playground.

8.5 miles / 20 minutes’ drive from De Vere Latimer Estate

Coombe Hill

A fine location for a family day out, with beautiful walks, dramatic vistas, a children’s ‘play trail’ and a fascinating hilltop monument to the local soldiers who fought in the Boer War.

14.2 miles / 27 minutes’ drive from De Vere Latimer Estate

St Albans Cathedral

This breath-taking example of Norman, Romanesque and Gothic cathedral architecture stands proudly in its parkland garden in the centre of this attractive city.

14.5 miles / 26 minutes’ drive from De Vere Latimer Estate

The Chiltern Brewery

Perhaps one for the grown-ups: a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of a working brewery, with tastings galore and an epic shop selling beers, cheeses and other tasty delights.

14.5 miles / 25 minutes’ drive from De Vere Latimer Estate

Rickmansworth Aquadrome Nature Reserve

41 hectares of wild, natural beauty, with opportunities for bird-watching, walking, cycling, water sports – or just sitting quietly and enjoying the calm.

6.2 miles / 15 minutes’ drive from De Vere Latimer Estate

Old Amersham Town

If you’re a fan of mooching around a quaint town, you’ll love Amersham. Its half-timbered houses, quirky shops and coaching inns are a delight to behold.

4.3 miles / 12 minutes’ drive from De Vere Latimer Estate

Odds Farm Park

A cracking family day out, Odds Farm Park is bursting with fun things to, with animals galore, hands-on experiences, a play area and more. Lovely shop and tea room, too.

11.6 miles / 24 minutes’ drive from De Vere Latimer Estate

Watlington Hill

A haven for butterfly spotters, this chalk hill is home to a remarkable 25 species. An idyllic place to take some well-earned time out on a warm summer’s day.

28 miles / 39 minutes’ drive from De Vere Latimer Estate

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