Aylesbury will charm you with its historic town centre filled with Tudor, Georgian and Jacobean buildings. Browse shops along the bustling high street, relax in charming cafes and venture into the Buckinghamshire countryside to explore the Chiltern Hills and visit a centuries-old French chateau.
Things to do in Aylesbury
Aylesbury is filled with beautifully preserved houses from throughout the centuries, many reimagined as shops, cafes and B&Bs. Beautiful St. Mary’s Church soars over the town and dates back to the 12th century. Look up to admire the ornate clock tower and spire. The church hosts weekly live music concerts, including classical ensembles, jazz quartets, piano recitals and contemporary bands.
Step back in time and discover the rich history and heritage of Aylesbury at Bucks County Museum. Exhibits chart the rich history and heritage of Buckinghamshire and surrounds. Don’t miss the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery featuring books, art and life-size characters from the famous British author. The famous Aylesbury Markets are held several times a week and attract vendors from across the county, who sell fresh produce, baked goods, arts, crafts and more.
Venture out of town and visit National Trust gem, Waddesdon Manor. The French-style chateau is set in manicured gardens and features elegant rooms filled with antiques and artwork. Turrets, towers and honey-coloured stone walls give the manor a fairy-tale feel.
Lace up your boots and spend the day exploring the Chiltern Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Hiking trails wind through the park and take you past chalk hills, grasslands and box woodlands. Watch for red kites soaring overhead.
Getting around Aylesbury
Aylesbury is compact and easy to get around on foot. Trains run between Aylesbury and London in around 1.5 hours, while rental cars offer the freedom to explore Buckinghamshire and visit surrounding sights and attractions at your own pace. Heathrow Airport in London is a one-hour drive away.