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A tour of High Wycombe town

A tour of High Wycombe town

Bucks New University is situated in the centre of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. The University campus is in town centre and all the halls are within walking distance. In this blog I’ll be covering details on what could be your new home. Why not take a virtual tour?

Great transport links!

High Wycombe has great links to London, Oxford and Reading. All of these can be reached by train, meaning you are only a 30 minute train ride away from the big cities!

Entertainment and leisure

High Wycombe is home to a state-of-the-art shopping centre and its right next to the university. Here you can find a range of high street brands, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants, and even a cinema and bowling alley. Not only is the shopping centre a great place to find part-time work, it also offers many spaces for you to study outside the university walls. Most shops also offer student discount.

You don’t have to go far to find picturesque places in High Wycombe.

The town is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Chiltern Hills. A good place to go all year round is the Rye Park, situated on London Road.

Here you’ll find a massive open field space you can sit or stroll around, a lake where you can rent out peddle boats, and a café and lido.

River next to an open field on a sunny day
Historic town

High Wycombe is home to a lot of interesting history. You can find this at the Hellfire Caves, Hughenden Manor or at the High Wycombe Museum, all of these are open for the public to visit. The town also holds an annual festival called ‘Frogfest’, this is where the town comes together for live music, food, drinks and other entertainment in the streets of Wycombe.

Magaluf? Not quite!

Although we’re not Magaluf, High Wycombe town centre has a range of pubs, bars and live music bars for you to enjoy your night out. As well as this as a Bucks student you can go to the Students’ Union (SU) bar for free every night of the week! Although COVID has restricted a lot of what we can offer, the Students' Union and other bars are still managing to offer great opportunities where you can make memories. There’s even a shuttle bus from the SU to all the Halls on night events, so no walking has to be involved!

Large group of students dancing in a nightclub at students' union