Trains to High Wycombe arrive at a small modern building on the busy commuter line that connects Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire to London Marylebone. The town's original station was built in 1854 from a design by legendary engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and some remnants of it can still be seen – look out for the train shed, one of only six that remain from the Great Western Railway.
High Wycombe has been a market town since the Middle Ages, but the town centre has undergone extensive redevelopments in the past 50 years, most recently getting a retail boost from the Eden Shopping Centre. Despite the changes, a walk along the High Street just south of the station will take you past several surviving 18th and 19th century buildings. To the southwest of the town-centre is The Rye, a park between the River Wye and The Dyke waterways that features an open-air swimming pool.