Visit Wendover and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
The picturesque market town of Wendover is situated close to the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire, England.
The town name is of Brittonic (Celtic) origin meaning "white waters". This name refers to the stream that rises in the nearby hills and flows through the middle of the town, bringing chalk deposits. The parish church of St Mary sits outside the town to the east on the hillside: a feature that is very common among towns with strong Celtic origins.
The Royal charter of 1464 gave authority to hold a weekly market which effectively upgraded Wendover to a town from a village.
Today Wendover is a popular commuter town for those working in London: due partly to the town's easy access to London by road, partly to the railway station in Wendover and partly because of the town's picturesque character.
Schools in Wendover: The John Hampden School, Wendover Church of England Junior School, The John Colet School and Wendover House School.
The town is twinned with Liffre in Brittany, France.
Famous people, past and present:
- Anne Boleyn (monarch)
- David Jason (actor)
- Tony Blair (prime minister) - on his way to Chequers
- Gordon Onslow Ford (artist)
- Roger of Wendover (medieval chronicler)
Nearby villages Cobblers Hill, Kings Ash, Little London, Concord, Scrubwood, Dean, Smalldean, Swan Bottom, The Hale, Wendover Dean, Wendover Marsh, Hazeldean, St Leonards, Halton, Ellesborough, Stoke Mandeville, Little Hampden, Weston Turville
Nearby towns: Aylesbury, Princes Risborough, Amersham, High Wycombe, Thame.
Have you decided to visit Wendover or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Wendover bed and breakfast (a Wendover B&B or Wendover b and b)
- a Wendover guesthouse
- a Wendover hotel (or motel)
- a Wendover self-catering establishment, or
- other Wendover accommodation