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Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire, taking over the mantle from the town of Buckingham during the 16th century.
Aylesbury is a very busy vibrant town, situated at the foot of the chiltern hills and has a rich and interesting history, playing a major part in the English Civil War, and is particularly famous for a certain rare breed of duck.
The Aylesbury Duck is a rare breed of duck which was developed around the early 18th century and became a cottage industry. The ducks were walked from Aylesbury to the London markets some forty miles away, stopping at night at inns on the way, then having their feet tarred and coated with sawdust to protect them for the rest of the journey, and they would march on to the London Markets. The ducks lives were made easier by 1839 when they could be transported by rail.
By about 1850 the number of establishments breeding the ducks in Aylesbury began to decline, and today the duck is mainly bred as an exhibition bird.
If you want to see the duck, you can see it at Oak Farm Rare Breeds Park, Broughton near Aylesbury. At Oak Farm you can buy pairs of the birds.
Or you could try the large duck pond in front of St Mary's Church in the village of Haddenham, if you just wanted a look at them.
There are some interesting old buildings in Aylesbury including The Kings Head - an old coaching inn, The county Museum, and Chiltern Brewery which is Buckinghamshire's oldest working brewery. The county hall in St Mary's square, was built in 1720.
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Hotels & Accommodation in Aylesbury
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Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England (0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
Situated 0.6 miles from Aylesbury town centre and Aylesbury train station, Ardenwood offers room-only accommodation set in landscaped, historic grounds. Free secure gated parking and WiFi are availabl...
More info and book online.. Price from £58.00
Buckingham Street Guesthouse
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England (0.4 miles, 0.6 km)
Buckingham Street Guesthouse offers accommodation in Aylesbury. You will find a kettle in the room. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom. Buckingham Street Guesthouse features free WiFi throug...
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The Broad Leys
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England (0.4 miles, 0.7 km)
Situated a 2-minute drive from Aylesbury town centre, The Broad Leys offers a pub restaurant, free parking, and a spacious garden. Dating back over 300 years, the building has been decorated to retain...
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Arngrove Bed & Breakfast
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Situated just 10 minutes' walk from the centre of Aylesbury, Arngrove Bed and Breakfast offers free Wi-Fi access. Rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen tv and a dvd player. There is also an ...
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Innkeeper's Lodge Aylesbury - South , Weston Turville
Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire, England (2.7 miles, 4.3 km, direction SE)
Set in the ancient Aylesbury village of Weston Turville, Innkeeper's Lodge Aylesbury (South) features free on-site parking and an on-site pub with roaring log fires. Aylesbury town centre and Go Ape! ...
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Hamlet Bed and Breakfast
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England (2.8 miles, 4.5 km, direction SE)
Hamlet Bed and Breakfast is located 10 minutes’ drive from the small town of Aylesbury. This bed and breakfast has a garden, patio, a shared lounge and shared kitchen....
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|Aylesbury Station||(0.5 miles, 0.8 km)|
|Stoke Mandeville Station||(2.4 miles, 3.8 km, direction SE)|
|M40 Junction 5||(11.7 miles, 18.8 km, direction S)|
|M40 Junction 6||(11.8 miles, 18.9 km, direction SW)|
|London Luton Airport||(19.1 miles, 30.8 km, direction E)|
|London Heathrow Airport||(28.2 miles, 45.4 km, direction SE)|
|Aylesbury to London||(36.2 miles, 58.2 km, direction SE)|