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Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, England


A Historic Tour of Aylesbury Vale
Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

A Historic Tour of Aylesbury Vale
Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckingham

Aylesbury Vale

If you are looking for a perfect setting for a restful short break or a fascinating daytrip in the heart of rural England look no further than Aylesbury Vale. Over 300 square miles of rolling North Buckinghamshire countryside sprinkled with enchanting villages, busy little market towns and magnificent country houses. Aylesbury Vale is just an hourís journey from both London and Birmingham, but the contrast with either could not be greater. Relax and take time to discover the charming tea shops, timeless thatched cottages, cosy country pubs and architectural gems that are the essence of Aylesbury Vale.

It was this natural beauty which first attracted the wealthy and influential Rothschild family to Aylesbury Vale in the 19th century, their legacy remains with the impressive, award winning French Renaissance-style chateau at Waddesdon.

Other hidden gems within Aylesbury Vale include Florence Nightingales old residence Claydon House and the magnificent landscape gardens at Stowe with its ornate temples, monuments and lakes, all of which are being restored to their original 17th century glory.

The traditional English market towns of Aylesbury, Buckingham and Wendover offer shoppers a cheerful, friendly alternative to usual hustle & bustle of town centre shopping. In all three towns the market traders are joined by many fine independent stores offering a wide variety of wares.

Many visitors find that Aylesbury Vale provides the ideal base for touring in the Home Counties with the Chilterns, the Cotswolds and Oxford all nearby. Other major attractions within easy reach include Woburn Abbey, Xscape, Europeís largest indoor ski centre and the ever expanding Bicester Retail Village.

For more Information please contact:
Aylesbury Tourist
Information Centre
8 Barbon Street
Aylesbury
HP20 2RR
Email:  info@aylesbury-tourist.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1296 330559

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