New homes in Aylesbury
New homes in Aylesbury
Welcome to Aylesbury
Located in Buckinghamshire and just a short commute northwest of London, Aylesbury is a popular market town surrounded by countryside and first-rate amenities. So whether you’re walking through the Chilterns, visiting local museums or enjoying a round of golf, there’s plenty to see and do close to your new home in Aylesbury.
A quick history
Aylesbury’s local history stretches all the way back to the Iron Age, with the discovery of an ancient fort in the town. There are also a number of Roman roads in Aylesbury, and the Roman settlement is dated by archaeologists to sometime around the 1st or 2nd centuries. At the time of the English Civil War, the town was especially prominent, with violent clashes between the Parliamentarians and the Royalists culminating in the Battle of Aylesbury.
By the 19th century, improved transport links helped the town to prosper by connecting it with neighbouring towns and cities, especially after the world’s first railway branch line was built through Aylesbury in 1839. Today the is a popular place for London commuters to live, thanks in no small part to the good railway services.
You can still see a number of historic sites in the town including the The King’s Head, a pub now looked after by the National Trust, which dates back to the 14th century and counts Oliver Cromwell and King Henry VIII among its former guests.
Business and industry
Historically, industry in Aylesbury has centred around flour mills and lace making, but today the town is home to a number of employers across a wide range of sectors. There is a large Arla Foods dairy close to the town, while Buckinghamshire County Council is also located in Aylesbury. Pinewood Studios is a 45 minute drive away in Iver Heath, and many people also commute by train to London for work.
Things to do in the area
If you’re moving to Aylesbury with a young family, there’s plenty to see and do in the local area that the whole family will enjoy. Buckinghamshire County Museum and Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery are both popular, while Vale Park has play areas, tennis courts and a skate park.
Other attractions nearby include Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Wendover Woods, Waddesdon Manor, The Bucks Goat Centre, Quainton Windmill, and Mead Open Farm. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is a short drive away from the town, and Aylesbury Park Golf Club is a good place to enjoy a leisurely round on a Sunday morning.
Travel and commuting
If you’re commuting to other towns or cities for work, there are lots of travel options from Aylesbury. The car journey to London from Aylesbury takes around one hour 25 minutes, while the equivalent train journey takes just 1 hour direct to Marylebone station on the Chiltern Railways service. Oxford is around 50 minutes away from Aylesbury by car via the A418, while Milton Keynes can be reached in 40 minutes driving via the A418 and A4146.
For international travel, London Heathrow Airport can be reached in 45 minutes by car, while London Luton Airport is slightly closer with a journey time of around 40 minutes.