With a citation in the Domesday Book, there has long been a settlement here in High Wycombe. Today it is a busy working town...
When looking for things to occupy your day, you could consider visiting the Hell-Fire caves. These caves date back to the middle of the 18th century and were originally dug into the hills to mine chalk for roads. However, they became notorious as the home of the Hellfire Club, a group of well-to-do figures of the time who would meet here. The caverns and corridors were converted into banqueting halls and passages and have been a tourist attraction since the 1950s.
West Wycombe Park hosts many events in the area and has a great lake for boating and walking around. The house can be visited as part of the National Trust programme and is much loved by both locals and visitors.
Wycombe Museum in the centre of town has lots of local history, and the Living Chair Museum is dedicated to the design and production of chairs.
Heathrow Airport (LHR) is the nearest airport to the town, reached along the M40, and you can arrange for your hire car to be picked up here or at various downtown locations in High Wycombe. To find the best price on car rental in High Wycombe, use TravelSupermarket's search tool to the left.
When you organise car hire, High Wycombe and the rest of Buckinghamshire become easily accessible...
Roald Dahl wrote many of his books in the area and the Roald Dahl Trail around Aylesbury and Greet Missenden is a great route to follow in your rental car and discover the places that inspired him to create books such as Matilda and Fantastic Mr Fox.
Hughenden House is well worth a visit, as are country estates such as Stowe, Ascott House and Claydon. At Cliveden you'll find the famous country house as well as superb gardens. If you prefer more of the open countryside, you could hop on board the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railways for a ride on a steam train.
The Chiltern Open Air Museum is a collection of historic buildings set in a rural location. Essentially, the museum rescues threatened buildings that would have been demolished and rebuilds and brings them back to life. There is a visitor centre and café to make the most of your day.
Midsomer Murders has been a popular TV show and is filmed in the area. You can follow a trail visiting many of the Midsomer Murder locations on your own murder hunt.
For anyone who was inspired by the London Paralympics, the Stoke Mandeville Stadium is in the area and offers excellent facilities for sports of all types and is home to the National Wheelchair Championships.
And with London only a short drive along the motorway and Oxford accessible within an hour, there is much to choose from to make the most of your hire car.