Whether you are heading to a local festival, taking part in one of the town's events or watching a show at Waterside Theatre, why not stay the weekend? Use our guide below to find out all things you can do and see in and around Aylesbury while you are here.
Buckinghamshire’s most famous stately home, Waddesdon Manor is only a short drive away. Managed by The Rothschild Foundation on behalf of the National Trust, you can visit the impressive house, enjoy a walk around the gardens, indulge in an afternoon tea or all three! A must see while you are in the area.
Another fabulous National Trust country house is Hartwell House. Just on the outside of Aylesbury this beautiful house is also a hotel, a spa and is surrounded by 90 acres of parkland. Whether you fancy a walk around the gardens, relaxing in the spa or enjoying a lunch or afternoon tea in the award winning restaurant, visit Hartwell House during your stay.
Roald Dahl Gallery and Bucks County Museum
Did you know Roald Dahl lived in Great Missenden Buckinghamshire for 35 years. You can explore the Roald Dahl Gallery at Bucks Country Museum and learn about what inspired his stories. A family friendly exhibition with many hands on activities to get involved with. As well as the Roald Dahl Gallery there is also at least one other exhibition running also.
The Grill - Steakhouse
Looking for somewhere to eat? The Grill Steakhouse in the Centre of Aylesbury is a great place for good food. Simple delicious steaks paired with quality wine, a great evening meal while you are staying in the town.
The Crown in Granborough
If you are wanting some pub grub, head to The Crown in Granborough, located in the Aylesbury Vale. This pub offers delicious affordable gastro food which makes up their A La Carte and Sunday Lunch menu. Head to this charming village and enjoy exceptional food which uses local and seasonal ingredients.
The Chiltern Brewery
Buckinghamshire is famous for its micro-breweries, one of the most well-known of them all ‘The Chiltern Brewery.’ It is the oldest independent brewery in the Chilterns and Buckinghamshire, set on an old working farm. Head just outside Aylesbury to Terrick to see how the beers are made and get to try them from the onsite brewery shop. The Chiltern Brewery also have taken over The Farmers’ bar at The Kings Head which is in the heart of Aylesbury. So if you can’t make it out of the town, be sure to stop by for a pint!
Bradmoor Farm Shop & Cafe
Just on the outside of Aylesbury, a pretty little village called Haddenham is home to a family run farm shop. Bradmoor Farm Shop & Café sells awared winning free range eggs and delicious local produce. There is a café too where you can enjoy a spot of lunch made with fresh seasonal and local ingredients. You can also visit the wonderful garden centre in Haddenham while you are there, which includes a cafe, mini farm shop and of course, lots of beautiful plants. This can be reached by car or via the 280 bus, which runs all the way from Oxford to Aylesbury, passing through Haddenham and Thame.