Aylesbury

Aylesbury was originally built on a low limestone hill, surrounded by the flood plain of the river Thame, and close to the chalk hills of the Chilterns. Aylesbury is at the heart of a road network which radiates from the town in all directions, the primary of these being the A41, which was formerly the major Roman road Akeman Street, which connected Bath to St Albans.

Aylesbury was founded in Saxon times and then in 1529 was declared the county town of Buckinghamshire by Henry VIII. At this time Aylesbury Manor was owned by Ann Boleyn’s father Thomas.

The town expanded dramatically during the 1960’s and early 1970’s to accommodate the overspill from London.

The most picturesque part of the town is in the mostly Georgian area around the church, which includes the splendidly refurbished County Museum and Art Gallery, and the new Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery.

The main shopping centres are in Friars Square, Hale Leys and the High Street. Dominating the centre of the town is the 12-storey tower of the County Council offices, built in the 1960s and admired by some for its imaginative use of concrete.

The town centre is the Market Square, with its County Hall of 1740 and, hidden behind shops, the magnificent frontage of the King’s Head Hotel. Dating from about 1450, its windows include stained-glass commemorating the marriage of Henry VI to Margaret of Anjou in 1445, who are said to have stayed there on their honeymoon.

The Market Square also contains statues of Benjamin Disraeli and John Hampden. Near to the church is Prebendal House, once the home of the radical John Wilkes, MP for Aylesbury from 1757-1760.

Aylesbury is undergoing substantial improvements with the new Aylesbury Vale Parkway Station having opened in 2009. New houses are being constructed on the 187 hectare Berryfields site which will accommodate a total of 3,000 homes. The Waterside Theatre, the first new theatre to open in Britain for a decade, opened last year. The theatre was the first part of the Waterside scheme, which will include a Debenham’s department store and a further 30 shops. In addition, a 30,900 sq ft Waitrose foodstore will be located nearby.

Transport

Time to London / Distance Season Ticket
Rail – Aylesbury Town  54 minutes  £3,340
Rail – Aylesbury Vale Parkway 59 minutes £3,600
Car 43 miles

Rent Guide

Property Type Price
One Bed Flat £500 to £650
Two Bed Flat £600 to £800
Three Bed Semi £750 to £995
Four Bed Detached House £900 to £1,750

Wing

The Buckinghamshire village of Wing is approximately 3 miles from Leighton Buzzard and 6 miles from the County Town of Aylesbury. It has some of the area’s most beautiful and quintessential English villages surrounding, many of which dont have their own shops and public houses, which is why Wings utilities are so widely used by neighbouring villages helping preserve the country’s characterful and much sought after village life. 

The area is popular for house buyers from neighbouring counties, as well as those relocating from the more expensive A41 corridor into North London – the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside giving buyers far more for their money.

Wing has a thriving local shop and post office, two public houses, restaurants and a fast-food outlet. 

Education provision is good. Wing has its own primary school and a newly redeveloped secondary school, and there are grammar schools in nearby Aylesbury and Buckingham.  

Local tourist sites include ‘Ascott House’, which is famous for its paintings and its association with the Rothschild family, and Ascott Anglo-Saxon Church, which is said to be the third oldest in the country.  

There are also comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities in Leighton Buzzard and Aylesbury, and the former has a mainline rail service to London Euston and the North.

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