Aylesbury was built around an Iron Age Hillfort commanding the Aylesbury Vale to the north and west. The Church remodelled by Gilbert Scott in 1841 is itself on the site of much earlier sacred sites with excavations revealing the remains of sacrificial offerings just yards from the west end and documentary references to its origins as a Saxon minster in the 9thc.
Today Aylesbury has largely supplanted Buckingham as the administrative centre for Bucks and is rapidly expanding as a thriving commercial centre with a strong service industry whilst retaining much of its old charm and market town heritage. There is a gallery of Old Town Images here for you to enjoy.
The historic cobbled Market Square is home to the striking County Court which was built in 1740 and the beautiful clocktower dating back to 1876.
There are lots of other attractions to keep you busy for a complete day in the area
Aylesbury Town Council ‘About Aylesbury ‘ and community noticeboard are here
There is a print copy of the self guided town walk available to pick up at the Tourist Information Centre and at the Museum for only £1.
The 8 lane competition pool at Aqua Vale