As we see the release this month of Steven Spielberg’s movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s much-loved classic ‘The BFG’, it will be a great opportunity of highlighting to generations young and old the well-deserved prominence of this inspirational author. 2016 marks the anniversary of 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl and throughout the country many events are taking place in celebration, focusing on his wonderful stories and characters.
For enthusiasts, a trip to the village of Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, located in the heart of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is well worth a visit, as he lived there for 36 years and gained much inspiration for his books from the surrounding countryside. And finally, just in case you should need any more encouragement to explore the countryside that inspired this famous author, consider this quote from the man himself to set you on your way….!
‘’And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.’’ Roald Dahl – The Minpins (published 1991)
Our superb B&Bs make an ideal base to explore an area, all specially chosen and inspected by a member of our team. Our B&B Hosts will be happy to share their local knowledge which can lead you to those special places off the beaten track!