The town is home to one of the UK's two private universities, the University of Buckingham. Like other UK universities, a large proportion of its students are from overseas.

The town is centred on the historic market place and contains many 18th century buildings. There are three main roads crossing Buckingham, namely the A413, the A421 (the southern bypass) and the A422. Capability Brown's historic formal garden design at Stowe (on the A422 westbound) is an important attraction in the care of the National Trust.

Buckingham is home to three GP surgeries and a community hospital. A minor injuries unit at the hospital was closed in 2009 and the nearest major hospital with an accident & emergency department is in Milton Keynes.

Buckingham has a variety of restaurants and pubs, typical of a small market town. It has a number of local shops, both national and independent. Market days are Tuesday and Saturday which take over Market Hill and the High Street cattle pens. Buckingham is twinned with Mouvaux, France.

Buckingham was declared the county town of Buckinghamshire in the 10th century when it was made the capital of the newly formed shire of Buckingham[2] until Aylesbury took over this role early in the 18th century.[3]

There are three local football teams, and a rugby union club including teams for women and young women. These are Buckingham Athletic F.C. based at Stratford Fields, Buckingham Town F.C. based at Manor Fields in Bletchley, Buckingham United F.C based in Tingewick, Buckingham RUFC based at Floyd Field, Maids Moreton. Moretonville Junior Football Club also has boys and girls teams from u7s – u16s.

A library is located in the town centre, operated by Buckinghamshire County Council.

Bourton was a hamlet in the parish of Buckingham. The hamlet name is Old English in origin, and means 'fortified enclosure'. It is now an integral part of the town of Buckingham, with a road and old mill named Bourton still visible to visitors.

Buckingham has been twinned with Mouvaux, France since 2002[23] though previously with Joinville, France in the '60s.[24]

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Local traders also hold an Artisan Food Fair on the third Sunday of every month.

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Buckingham has a number of hotels including the Villiers Hotel and White Hart in the town centre, and Best Western Buckingham Hotel and Travelodge on the outskirts.

Buckingham's historic street market has been in the town for over 600 years and dates from the Charters granted by Queen Mary in 1554 and Charles II in 1664, giving the markets a unique heritage.

The town received its charter in 1554 when Queen Mary created the free borough of Buckingham with boundaries extending from Thornborowe Bridge (now Thornborough) to Dudley Bridge and from Chackmore Bridge to Padbury Mill Bridge. The designated borough included a bailiff, twelve principal burgesses and a steward.[7]

There is a medieval well known as St Rumbold's Well on the south side of the dismantled railway which borders the town. The well, which is now dry for much of the year, was positioned to exploit the spring line below the crest of a north facing slope overlooking the town.

The Chandos Cinema was in operation from 1934 and closed in 1987,[17] but in 2005 an independent community cinema opened in the university called the Film Place.[18] Live music events are regularly held in the Radcliffe Centre.[19]

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The flats are in Poundbury village in Dorset, the architectural project of Prince Charles.

Instead the design is said to be based on a building in Switzerland.

There are four primary schools, one community and three academies, serving different areas of the town: Buckingham Primary School is the community primary, and the three academies (Bourton Meadow Academy, George Grenville Academy and Lace Hill Academy) are all operated by the Bourton Meadow Education Trust.[12]

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Bursaries The university offers a range of bursaries including the five counties scholarship, worth £5,000 over a two year Buckingham degree to students from the local region. Also on offer: high achiever scholarships worth £5,000 over a two year Buckingham degree to students who achieve ABB or better in their A levels. Subject specific awards are also offered. Figures quoted are for 2016-17 entry. Visit for more information.

Buckingham is linked to Aylesbury by the 60 bus. There is also an hourly through service, the X60, linking Aylesbury, Buckingham and Milton Keynes. An inter-city coach service known as the X5 links the town to Oxford and Cambridge. Some surrounding villages are connected to Buckingham by a market day bus.

In 1971, Buckinghamshire County Council set up the Buckingham Development Company with other local councils, and undertook a signifiant project to grow the town and provide a bypass, mainly to the south and east of the historic town centre. The population rose from just over 5,000 to 9,309 in 1991.[10]

Our nearest train link is Milton Keynes (25 minutes) which is on the main west coast line between London Euston, Birmingham, Manchester and Scotland. Bicester north station (30 minutes)

Sam Cook, the manager of Parkers Property Consultants, which marketed the scheme, said all the flats sold out earlier this summer.

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Buckingham is a town in north Buckinghamshire, England, close to the borders of Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire. The town has a population of 12,043 (United Kingdom Census 2011). Buckingham is also a civil parish designated as a town council.

Founded in 1976 and receiving its Royal Charter in 1983, the university is famous for traditional small-group Oxbridge-style teaching. Buckingham is the UK’s leading independent university.

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Kim Slowe, the managing director of the building's developers, ZeroC, said any similarity to Buckingham Palace was coincidental.

Buckingham was home to the Thomas Rickett steam car, an innovative vehicle from 1860, though considered ahead of its time and only two are thought to have been made.

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Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, UK is located in the heart of England within one hour of Birmingham and less than 90 minutes from the centre of London. The Town is well served by roads, being easily located between the M1 to the east and the M40 to the west. A422 and A421 link directly with the Town Centre with convenient car parking.