High Wycombe can be reached by National Express coach from Oxford or Stansted Airport and several stops en route. Other bus services to the town are more local and are mainly provided by Carousel Buses and Arriva. These include services from Aylesbury, Slough, Reading, Heathrow Airport and Uxbridge. High Wycombe bus station is attached to the Eden Shopping Centre in the town centre. Opened in 2006, it features an enclosed waiting area with shops and restaurants nearby. Planning is also under way for a new bus and coach hub at Junction 4 of the M40.
Located in the south of Buckinghamshire, the market town of High Wycombe is 47 kilometres north-west of London. The town dates back to medieval times, and in the 19th century it was known for its furniture making industry. The majestic red kite, a bird of prey, is a regular sight soaring over the town and the surrounding Chiltern Hills. Two National Trust properties are within easy reach of the town centre via bus. Hughenden Manor is a former country residence of Benjamin Disraeli. In the summer, West Wycombe Park is also open to the public. This Italian-style country house features 18th century landscaped gardens and has been used as a filming location for Downton Abbey. While in the West Wycombe area, explore the Hell-Fire Caves, a network of man-made caverns that extend 500 metres underground.