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Buckingham

United Kingdom

Buckingham, located in the north of Buckinghamshire on the River Great Ouse, has been twinned with Mouvaux since 2005 and has had a Partnership Agreement with Neukirchen-Vluyn since 2012, with conversion to full Twinning status in February 2020.

Buckingham enjoys good road and bus links to nearby Oxford and Milton Keynes, both of which are less than half an hour away; inhabitants of the town and surrounding villages totals in excess of 18,000.

The local area offers many rural walks, including along the old canal, as well as good sporting facilities with a number of local clubs: football, rugby union, cricket, hockey, tennis, bowls and korfball. There is also a weekly park run and private golf clubs in the vicinity.

BUCKINGHAM MARKET

The Old Gaol, housing the Tourist Information office as well as a small museum, is the focal point of the town on Market Hill, with the church of St Peter and St Paul dominating the skyline along with the old Town Hall. There is also a university, along with a number of excellent schools.

Originally famous for lace-making and other crafts, the town is now home to a number of small industrial estates which have high-tech industries ranging from engineering including motor, pharmaceutical, food and some small manufacturing companies.

The town still holds a local market twice a week and hosts the historic Charter Fair twice a year.

The links with its twin towns continue to strengthen year on year.

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