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Princes Risborough is situated on the western side of Buckinghamshire. The civil parish comprises the small country town of Princes Risborough, the village of Monks Risborough, and the hamlets of Whiteleaf (with its notable Cross cut in the chalk hillside), Alscot, Askett, Cadsden and part of Horsenden. In area it measures approximately four square miles. Princes Risborough is splendidly situated between the steep westward escarpment of the Chiltern Hills and the fertile Vale of Aylesbury. The town stands about 400 feet above sea level but the higher parts of the parish above Whiteleaf attain an elevation of nearly 800 feet.

The Chiltern Hills here command some of the finest panoramic views obtainable in the Home Counties, extending over the Thames into Berkshire, westwards to Oxford and to the northwest across the Midland shires. It is also a fantastic place to spot Red Kites that are flourishing in this part of the Chilterns.

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How to get here

By Road

Princes Risborough lies 9 miles northwest of High Wycombe, 8 miles south-east of Thame, 10 miles south-west of Tring, 6 miles west of Great Missenden, 9 miles south of the county town of Aylesbury and 21 miles from Oxford. London is 38 miles away. 

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By Rail
 Princes Risborough railway station, which is three quarters of a mile from the town centre, is served by Chiltern Railways, and the trains, which run through High Wycombe to London Marylebone, provide an excellent service. In the other direction there is also a service to Haddenham, Bicester, Banbury, Oxford and Birmingham, with services to Aylesbury via Great Kimble.
Chiltern Railways website
By Bus
Princes Risborough is well served by buses, with regular services between Aylesbury and High Wycombe passing through the town centre.
Arriva Bus Company website