Aylesbury is a charming market town in the county of Buckinghamshire, South East England. Inhabited by a large number of commuters due to its close proximity to London, the town has various attractions and places of interest to be enjoyed by both visitors and locals alike. From historical sites such as the Buckingham County Museum, to leisure facilities such as the Friars Square shopping centre, Aylesbury really does have something for everyone. Aylesbury also has its fair share of bars and restaurants, offering culinary delights from destinations around the globe. Enjoy top quality British fare at the highly-acclaimed Five Elms Restaurant or if you’re feeling adventurous, head to Belgian restaurant ‘La Chouette’ in the nearby village of Dinton.
Aylesbury is a small town that lends itself to walking due to its several pedestrianized areas. A small, fuel-efficient vehicle will be more than sufficient for going into and around the town.
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Important things to note
Aylesbury is situated just outside of the M25, London’s infamously busy ring road and is connected by the A41.
A number of long and short stay car parks are dotted around the town, offering over two and a half thousand spaces in total.
Cycling is very popular in the town but drivers should be warned that here, cyclists tend to get right of way.
Highlights & Hotspots
The Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is the ideal place to enjoy an evening of entertainment in a modern and intimate surrounding. With a diverse programme comprising theatre productions, ballets and musical performances, the venue is popular with both young and old.
Waddesdon Manor is a grand country house located a 20 minute drive from the centre of Aylesbury. Built in the style of a French Renaissance chateau, the manor boasts immaculately-kept gardens and a landscape park, allowing visitors to enjoy a pleasant stroll whilst taking in the idyllic surroundings. A small is charged for admission to the gardens, while you can pay extra to inside the castle itself.
For those with young children in tow, heading the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery is highly recommended. This award-winning, hands-on attraction draws in visitors from all around the UK, allowing them to experience the magic of the late author’s timeless stories
A small yet perfectly-formed venue, Buckinghamshire County Museum is a good place to learn about how Aylesbury and the wider county have changed throughout the centuries. Many exhibitions feature objects donated by locals.
London Luton is Aylesbury‚Äôs nearest airport, approximately 20 miles northwest of the town. London Gatwick is a little further away, however offers a greater selection of both budget and standard flights.
Luton Airport is best reached by car via the M1 motorway, while those using Gatwick airport should go via the notoriously congested M25 motorway, otherwise known as London‚Äôs ring road.