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The White Hart Hotel (Buckingham)

(Show map) Tel: 01280 815151
Hotel Policies
Check-in From 14:00 hours
Check-Out 07:00 – 12:00 hours
Cancellation/Prepayment Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.
Children Up to two Children under the age of 16 sharing a room with adults stay free of charge subject to the availability of a suitable room. Cots are available at most of our Hotels and at no extra charge. Please specify at the time of booking if a cot is required.  Any request for additional extra beds needs to be confirmed by management as this will be subject to availability and a room supplement may apply. Room supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay. Please ring the hotel directly for further information.
Pets Pets are not allowed.
Accepted Credit Cards American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro, Solo, Switch. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.


Bar/Lounge On-site bar & lounge
Restaurant Pub restaurant on-site
Hairdryer In-room hairdryer
Free Wi-Fi Unlimited free Wi-Fi available
Television Flat-screen digital TV
Free Parking Ample on-site free parking
Tea & Coffee Making Facilities In-room tea & coffee making facilities

Weddings at The White Hart

The White Hart Hotel is a superb venue to hold your special day and the original Georgian building makes for a memorable backdrop to your wedding pictures. Our historic venue means we offer delightful guest rooms and bridal suite and our on-site catering guarantees a delicious wedding breakfast. Our friendly team work with you to make your wedding truly wonderful.

About the Hotel

The ideal hotel for business trips to Milton Keynes

If you’re looking for a hotel with character but close enough for business in Milton Keynes, The White Hart is just 20 minutes away. After a hard day of meetings and presentations, our hotel is the perfect place to unwind in a traditional pub with great food.


A perfect hotel base to explore Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire is a fascinating county with many attractions and country houses to explore. It’s the county that was home to the great Roald Dahl with a museum displaying his undisturbed writing shed open to visitors in Great Missenden. Walk in the footsteps of champions with a visit to the birthplace of the Paralympics, Stoke Mandeville Stadium. Or visit the breathtakingly beautiful Stowe Gardens less than 10 minutes away from the hotel.


Buckinghamshire is also one of the most haunted counties in the UK, with ghost walks a plenty. There is even said to have been a ghostly sighting or two at The White Hart Hotel.

How to get here

Free parking for guests

There is parking for guests at the back of the hotel (subject to availability).  As we are right in the centre of Buckingham, this makes The White Hart the perfect hotel from which to explore our town.


How to get here

The White Hart Hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Buckingham at 1-2 Market Square. Just 12 miles from the M40 and M1, and just 10 minutes from the A43 at Brackley along the A422, the hotel is easily accessible. If you are using satnav, please type in the following postcode: MK18 1NL.

Area & Hotel History

The town of Buckingham has enjoyed mixed fortunes through its fourteen hundred year history, thriving at times but suffering two devastating fires in the 16th and 18th centuries, and hit hard by famine and the Black Death in medieval times.


The early history of the White Hart Hotel is unknown, but the great fire of 1725 that swept through Buckingham led to many buildings in the centre of town being re-built in to form the heart of the attractive town we know today . The current Grade II listed building in Georgian style was established as a hotel by 1764.  A life-size statue of a reclining stag – the white hart – overlooks the hotel front entrance porch atop Doric pillars. The White Hart was originally one of four coaching inns in Buckingham established following the improvement of the turnpike road to London. After 1742, the improvements meant that the journey from Buckingham to London could be taken by coach in a single day. In 1767 the fare from Buckingham to Holborn in London was 10s 6d, with outside passengers and children paying half price.


Buckingham is said to have been named after ‘Bucca’, the leader of the first Anglo Saxon settlers during the 7th century. It was declared the county town of Buckinghamshire in the year 888 by Alfred the Great. Surrounded on three sides by the Great Ouse river, it was an important defensive position and, as part of the Kingdom of Mercia, found itself on the front line of hostilities between Saxons and Danes. The oldest remaining building, now the Royal Latin School but once the Buckingham Chantry, is thought to date from the 13th century, and one of the town’s best known, the Gothic Old Gaol, now a museum, dates from 1748 and sits just across the Market Square from the White Hart Hotel.

Local Attractions

Silverstone Racetrack (7 miles)

Home to Formula One British Grand Prix, MotoGP racing and the FIA World Endurance Championship, Silverstone Racetrack is synonymous with British racing. It’s the place where Jackie Stewart and Nigel Mansell both won British Grand Prix. Whether you’ve come to watch a race or take your own car for a spin around the track, The White Hart Hotel is so convenient for Silverstone.


The Old Gaol Museum (117ft)

Experience life as it was lived in an 18th century prison by visiting The Old Gaol. Just a short walk from The White Hart Hotel it’s well worth a visit while you’re in town. Built in 1748, this is now the home of a fascinating museum and the Tourist Information Centre.


Stowe Landscape Gardens (4 miles)

With 250 acres to explore children in a breathtaking landscape where Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown was once head gardener, Stowe Landscape Gardens is a must-visit. There’s stunning architecture from the 18th century to enjoy among 40 monuments and temples, and a wonderful café serving homemade cakes. Your journey begins at the 18th century New Inn where children can try parlour games and get their very own map. The gardens are just a 10 minute drive from The White Hart Hotel.


Claydon House (7 miles)

Unlike many other country estates, they’ve taken down the velvet ropes at the Claydon House. You can sit and enjoy the 18th century furniture and even bounce on the bed slept in by Florence Nightingale, who used to regularly stay at the property.  A National Trust property, Claydon is less than 20 minutes away from Buckingham in Middle Claydon.


Bletchley Park (12 miles)

We owe a great deal to the code cracking experts of Bletchley Park, thanks to their astonishing achievements in cracking the German Enigma and Lorenz codes during World War Two. Now, the once highly secretive home of spies, captured Enigma machines and genius mathemetician, Alan Turing, is a fascinating museum that takes you back in time. Less than 12 miles away from The White Hart Hotel, this is a must-see when you’re in the area.


Roald Dahl Museum (27 miles)

For a whizzbopping day out, visit the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden. His very own writing shed is there, complete with pencil shavings and clutter around the desk where he wrote his best known stories.


Stoke Mandeville (19 miles)

After the incredible success of our Paralympians at London 2012, it’s worth knowing that the birthplace of the Paralympics, Stoke Mandeville, is in Buckinghamshire and very close to The White Hart Hotel. The world class stadium hosts many Paralympic sporting events and conferences throughout the year and The White Hart Hotel is just a short drive away.

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