Turville, Buckinghamshire

Turville is a small village tucked among the woodlands of the Hambleton valley in a range of chalk hills called the Chilterns. With a village green, surrounded by 16th century cottages, a pub and a church, it is the quintessential English village. The majority of the older structures were built from the flint from the Chiltern Hills. The public house displays the Tudor half-timbered style, is run by the Brakspear Group and is called “The Bull and Butcher,” which is derived from “Bullen Butcher,” a reference to Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn (Bullen). Turville is frequently used as the location for TV Series and films. Nearby Cobstone Windmill was used in the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Vicar of Dibley fans will identify the town as the fictional “Dibley.” It is also remembered as home of “the Sleeping Girl” who slept for 9 years in the 1870s, awaking to continue a normal life.