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The Chiltern Hills

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The Chiltern Hills form an iconic chalk escarpment in South East England. A large portion of the hills was designated officially as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1965 and makes this a wonderful place for walking and cycling holidays.

The Chiltern Hills, South East England Just an hour from London yet far from the hubbub of the city, The Chiltern Hills lie between some of England's prettiest villages. Britwell Salome, Nettlebed and Christmas Common boast cute cottages, gorgeously-groomed gardens and pretty village greens, making them popular for urbanites looking to escape the city and unwind within the luxury of the rolling English countryside. The area’s mellow ambiance and close proximity to London make it a popular choice for country escapes.

Luxury breaks in The Chilterns AOBN Guests can look forward to a whole host of both wholesome and high society pastimes when staying in The Chilterns. Walk in the footprints of some of England’s most famous poets who were inspired by the landscape, ramble through pretty hamlets and stop off for lunch at one of the old coaching inns. For decades, the velvety chalk downland peppered with flint cottages has provided a picturesque backdrop for many television shoot locations, including dramas Midsummer Murders and The Vicar of Dibley, as well as films such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Harry Potter. Children will love to explore the filming locations of such magical movies, creating memories to last a lifetime. Nearby at Henley, the annual Royal Regatta is one of the most prestigious rowing races in the world and well worth a trip. A weekend of champagne-fuelled antics and sailing trips up the Thames will be quite the grown-up escape.

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