It has a remote situation 700 feet up in the Chilterns, with sweeping views towards the Cotswolds.
The parish church dates from the 12th century.
There are very attractive houses beside the two village greens, and a post mill dated 1668.
Brill was the location of a Royal palace belonging to Edward the Confessor in the Anglo-Saxon period, and was used as winter quarters for Oliver Cromwell`s troops in 1664.
The village is one of the locations used for the TV series "Midsomer Murders", and is believed to have been the model for the village of Bree in Tolkien`s "The Lord of the Rings".