The county town of Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury is a bustling market town located just north of the Chiltern Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Perhaps best known for producing the ‘tastiest’ duck in the 19th century, the town offers both the history and heritage of its old quarter as well as the modern shopping centres and nightlife of a contemporary town.
Most of the older buildings in Aylesbury are to be found in the streets surrounding St Mary’s Church. Largely Georgian in character, with some Tudor and Jacobean buildings, the Old Town is home to the King's Head Coaching Inn, the County Museum with the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery and the 18th century Prebendal House. The historic cobbled Market Square is home to the striking County Court which was built in 1740 and the beautiful Clock Tower dating back to 1876.
On the 25th March 2018, the first David Bowie statue will be revealed, it is expected to bring fans from all over the world. David Bowie had a strong connection to Aylesbury after he performed the world debut of two of the most iconic albums of the 20th Century, ‘Hunky Dory’ and ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars’ at Friars Aylesbury Music Academy in 1971/72.
If you are staying for the weekend, why not book tickets to see a show or performance at the newly renovated Aylesbury Waterside Theatre located in the town centre.
In terms of foodie places, Aylesbury has a variety of different places to offer to suit every taste. Head to the The Grill Steakhouse to enjoy the 'tastiest steak in the town', or enjoy pudding at the unique 'Yo-Yo Gurt' dessert palour. A little drive away brings you to The Crown, a charming village gastro pub which serves delicious home-cooked local food.
If you would like more information about the town, visit Eye Opening Aylesbury.