The city of Doylestown, about 25 miles (40km) north of
Philadelphia in the centre of Bucks County (of which it is the
county capital), is renowned for its Historic District which
contains more than 1,000 structures dating from between 1851 and
1910. This treasure-trove of architectural heritage, bounded by
Union, Cottage and East Ashland Streets, Hillside Avenue and South
and North-West Streets, draws hundreds of visitors to the city,
which has been named one of a 'Dozen Distinctive Destinations' by
the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The city also offers inviting antique and handcraft shops, numerous excellent restaurants and in the surrounding Bucks County countryside there are vast recreational possibilities, from fishing and boating on the scenic Delaware River to hiking through nature trails and discovering surprises like the 300-year-old Fallsington village. Nearby too is the site where George Washington crossed the Delaware River and changed the course of the American Revolution.