It was first mentioned in history in 1086, then called "Hanbledene," Anglo-Saxon for "crooked hill."
Today, it is known for its beautiful homes, from rustic country cottages covered in ivy and flowers, to historic manor houses and luxurious mansions. It is also the location of a 14th Century church, which is intricately decorated and has a tower with eight bells.
People Born in Hambleden
Hambleden in People's Lives
Michael Fassbender: I traveled here in 2000 to film scenes of the TV mini-series Band of Brothers, my first real acting role.
Ralph Fiennes: I traveled here in 2009 to film scenes of the movie Nanny McPhee Returns.