Lying among the colourful
meadows of the River Ouse, this famous Anglo-Saxon
town was partly destroyed by a fire in the 17th
century and subsequently lost its role of ‘county
town’ to Aylesbury.
Still full of charm, it has a 13th century chantry chapel and an old jail built to look like a castle.
Castle House was used by Charles 1 to hold war councils.
Stowe House is now a public school but is surrounded by magnificent landscaped gardens owned by the National Trust; Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown was head gardener for 10 years.