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Great Missenden Town Information




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This interesting village lies at the heart of the glorious Chiltern Hills and has become a pilgrim centre for lovers of the late children’s author Roald Dahl who lived at ‘Gipsy House’ until his death in 1990. He is buried at St Peter & St Pauls Church where his grave is often awash with flowers left by his young fans. His memory is also kept alive at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre. Curiously, the village was home for a short time to another famous writer, Robert Louis Stevenson. Nearby is Little Missenden and the remains of British and Roman settlements.

Great Missenden Abbey - Photo © James Allen
Great Missenden Abbey - Photo: James Allen CCL