Looking for a charming destination to visit in August? Look no further than Amersham, a quaint and historic town located in the picturesque Chiltern Hills of Buckinghamshire, England. With its delightful blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, Amersham offers a range of activities that will make your August visit truly memorable. Here are some must-do experiences to enjoy during your trip:

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  1. Discover Amersham’s History: Step back in time by exploring the historic heart of Old Amersham. Stroll along the cobbled streets, marvel at the beautiful architecture of the half-timbered buildings, and visit the 13th-century St. Mary’s Church. Don’t miss Amersham Museum, where you can learn about the town’s fascinating past.
  2. Chiltern Open Air Museum: Embrace the outdoors and visit this unique living museum that showcases traditional rural buildings and offers a glimpse into the region’s agricultural heritage. Explore the reconstructed historic buildings and participate in engaging demonstrations.
  3. Amersham Heritage Day: However, this is not in August, but if you’re lucky enough to be in town on the 10th of September, don’t miss the annual Heritage Day. This event celebrates the town’s history with various activities, live performances, food stalls, and crafts. It’s a fun-filled day for the whole family.
  4. Charming Cafes and Pubs: Amersham boasts a variety of cosy cafes and traditional pubs. Take a break from exploring and enjoy some locally brewed ale or indulge in afternoon tea while soaking up the town’s pleasant ambience.
  5. Live Summer Band Concerts: Experience the perfect harmony of summer in Amersham at the Memorial Gardens with our enchanting Summer Band Concerts – where live music and lush green surroundings come together to create unforgettable moments of joy and relaxation. Join us for a musical journey under the open skies!
  6. Street Markets: Discover the vibrant spirit of Amersham at our bustling Street Markets, where you can immerse yourself in the diverse array of local produce, artisanal crafts, and delightful delicacies, making every visit a delightful experience for all.
  7. Amersham in Bloom: Witness the town’s beauty during August when the floral displays are in full bloom. Take a leisurely stroll through the parks and gardens adorned with colourful flowers, creating a delightful atmosphere.
  8. Hiking and Nature Trails: Surrounding Amersham, you’ll find an abundance of walking and hiking trails that lead through the stunning Chiltern Hills. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or prefer a leisurely stroll, these trails offer breathtaking views of the countryside.
  9. Day Trip to nearby attractions: Amersham’s strategic location allows for easy day trips to nearby attractions. Visit the impressive Hughenden Manor, the former home of Benjamin Disraeli, or explore the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden.

Remember to check local events and attractions in advance, as some details might change depending on the year. For more ideas, look at our Things to Do section to choose from plenty of activities for the whole family.

Embrace the charm of Amersham and make the most of your August visit by immersing yourself in its history, culture, and natural splendour! Happy travels!

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