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Aylesbury Clocktower

Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire. Not to be confused with Aylesford in Kent, a small town with famous Catholic monastery.

Get in[edit]

Regular train from London Marylebone (MYB) to Aylesbury (AYS), via Amersham (AMR) or High Wycombe (HWY). Operated by Chiltern Railways. National Rail Enquiries provides time tables and bookings.

Get around[edit]

Walking and cycling are both popular ways for exploring nearby hinterland. There has been substantial investment in a cycle route network

On foot[edit]

Aylesbury is a fairly small town with some parts of the centre being pedestrianised, thus making it an ideal place to walk around.

By bus[edit]

Local and county wide bus service operated by Arriva Bus


Waddesdon Manor
  • Aylesbury Vale, beautiful winding hills around the town
  • John Hampden statue. local lad turned great Parliamentarian leader during the English Civil War
  • Buckinghamshire County Museum. Buckinghamshire County Museum on Wikipedia
  • Market Square
  • Roald Dahl Children's GalleryChurch Street. Roald Dahl Children's Gallery on Wikipedia
  • St TiggywinklesAston Road, Haddenham, HP17 8AF. an animal welfare hospital Tiggywinkles on Wikipedia
  • 1 Waddesdon ManorWaddesdon, near Aylesbury, HP18 0JH (6 miles west of Aylesbury),  +44 1296 653226, e-mail: . Waddesdon Manor on Wikipedia


Visit Butler's Cross on a sunny day to see a view of the town from a hill.

Grand Union Canal - hire a narrowboat for a day or two to cruise.

Take in a play at the beautiful Waterside Theatre, opened in 2010.

  • Friars' Club. famous venue for music, bands like The Clash and Jimmy Hendrix. Also appeared in A Clockwork Orange.


A historic market town, Aylesbury has a daily market in the town centre. Products include fruit, vegetables, clothes, horticulture and media. Every so often on the weekend a French Market operates, bringing with it cheeses, bread and various other French delicacies.


Restaurants are dotted around the town centre, ranging from fast food to à la carte styles.


The main late night venue's are situated around the cinema area, and also Kingsbury Square.

Aylesbury also has a number of excellent pubs selling locally brewed beer including


In the town centre there are a selection of small bed and breakfast, or pub hotels.

  • The Bell Inn.

A bit further out

Self Catering[edit]

Self-catering apartments in Aylesbury are now becoming popular alternatives to hotel stays. There are thousands of self-catering apartments available throughout the city centre and outskirts - providing accommodation for up to 8 people at a time, for stays of anything from one night to 1 year.

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