The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Local places to stay

Why not make a weekend of it? If you’re travelling to Great Missenden from further afield and need a place to stay you’ll find details of local accommodation on this page.

Places to stay near the Museum

Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs

The Nags Head
AA four star hotel about 15 minutes walk from the Museum. Stay in Roald Dahl's 'local' - he often frequented the bar here. 20 minutes walk from the Museum.

Missenden Abbey
A large hotel and conference centre in leafy grounds a short walk from the Museum. Featuring bed and breakfast rooms and onsite parking. 5 minute walk from the Museum.

Origins at the White Lion
This very local wine bar boasts 2 double rooms and 1 single. Please note the rooms are above the bar so may experience some noise. 2 minute walk from the Museum.

The Crown Inn
A pub with en-suite rooms in the converted original barns onsite. A short drive away from the Museum in Little Missenden.

Lower Bassibones Farm
Self catering barn and cottage in pretty countryside, approximately 10 minutes drive from the Museum.


Local hotels on the train line 

(It's quick and easy to walk from Great Missenden station to the Museum)

Travelodge Aylesbury
Situated in Aylesbury town centre close to the theatre and restaurants, and less than a mile to Aylesbury station. On-site cafe.
For further Travelodges nearby in Buckinghamshire, please visit this page

The Red Lion, Wendover
Pub with rooms (including one family room) in Wendover. Free parking onsite and a 5 minute walk from Wendover station.

The Saracens Head, Amersham
Pretty B&B in the historical old town of Amersham, with twin, double and single rooms, bar and restaurant. A 20 minute (uphill!) walk or 6 minute bus journey to Amersham station.

De Vere Latimer Estate
Large 18th century mansion set in a beautiful 30 acre estate with views of the Chess Valley. Restaurant, bar and coffee shop onsite. A 20 minute drive to the Museum, or 5 minute drive to Chalfont and Latimer station (approx. 15 minute by train to Great Missenden).


Further afield

Holiday Inn Aylesbury
Large hotel just outside Aylesbury in Western Turville, with a restaurant, bar and swimming pool. Accessible and family rooms available. 15 to 20 minute drive from the Museum.

Premier Inn Tring
Fully accessible hotel about 20 minutes drive from the Museum. Next to the Crown's Nest Beefeater. 



Hurley Riverside Park
Family friendly riverside touring and camping park. Caravan holiday homes also available to hire. Plenty of facilities including an onsite shop, WiFi, disabled wet room and trim trail. About 30 minutes drive from Great Missenden towards Henley. Camping March to October.

Old House Farm 
Fully furnished glamping pods that sleep four in the heart of the Chilterns, near Stokenchurch. Heating, bedding, WiFi and TVs in each pod. About 30 minutes drive from the Museum.

Home Farm Campsite and Caravan Park
Open all year round. Camping and caravan park situated in the Chilterns near Radnage. Glamping bell tents are also available to hire, and there’s a pub next door. 30 minutes drive from Great Missenden towards Stokenchurch and the M40.

Highclere Caravan and Camping Park
Set in a quiet, rural location near to Beaconsfield about 20 minutes drive from the Museum. Boasts two children’s play areas, a small shop, WiFi, disabled toilets and local pubs nearby. Closed in February. 

The Black Horse Pub
Cosy country pub with gardens and enclosed playground with camping available (registered Nightstop). Famous for its hot air ballooning.


Youth Hostels

YHA Jordans
A family friendly youth hostel set in relaxed grounds in a village near Beaconsfield, about 20 minutes drive from the Museum. Self catering kitchen, WiFi, private rooms available, shop and BBQ area. There is also a small camping area. Open all year.


This list is by no means exhaustive and focuses on the places nearest the Museum, for more accommodation listings take a look at the Visit Chilterns website, our Hotels Combined page, or Trivago.

These listings are for information only and are not meant as specific recommendations endorsed by the Museum. We recommend you visit the accommodation provider's website, and contact the owners direct, to ascertain if the accommodation will be suitable for your needs.