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About Aylesbury

One of Buckinghamshire's prettiest market towns, Aylesbury drips with historic significance and stories of interest and intrigue. And its green and pleasant surrounds are the perfect backdrop to a country jaunt. Our pick of the best places to stay in Aylesbury is ideally located next to the golf course!

What Not To Miss

  • Surrounded by green hills and the idyllic Aylesbury Vale, this is a wonderful region to explore on two feet or two wheels. Or take it all in from your narrow boat as you float along the Grand Canal for the kind of peaceful charm you'll never tire of.
  • This sounds restful, but Aylesbury is far from sleepy - there's a daily market in the centre of town, packed with local produce including the famously flavoursome Aylesbury duck.
  • The Corn Exchange and Market Square are impressive, but Aylesbury's architecture is so admired that even one of the public houses is owned by the National Trust: the King's Head Inn. So be prepared to eat and drink well in Aylesbury.
  • Aylesbury is a good place for city slickers to try their hand at country pursuits. There's a shooting school if you fancy a bit of clay pigeon shooting, and there's several beautiful Manor houses if you fancy playing Lord and Lady of the manor.
  • Aylesbury Manor was once owned by Anne Boleyn's father. Grade II listed Jacobean mansion, Hartwell, was where Louis XVIII of France stayed during his exile and Waddesdon Manor has an impressive art collection - both modern and traditional - and extensive grounds and gardens.

The best places to stay in Aylesbury are perfect for a relaxing retreat and for exploring the charming countryside beyond.

For a grand country manor

  • Hartwell House & Spa is one of England's great showcase country escapes, a 17th Century stately home set in beautifully landscaped parkland. The accommodation is going for magnificent, with a collection of excellent antiques and fine art and fabrics. There are, of course, excellent views over the grounds and the surrounding Vale. This is one of the best places to stay in Aylesbury if you feel like playing Jane Austen!

For an apartment or cottage

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option this holiday - don't hesitate to visit our online partner Booking.com for quaint properties, perfect as bases for enjoying the town and countryside.

Travel Information

  • Fly to London Luton Airport located 44km (27 miles) from Aylesbury, serving predominantly domestic and European destinations along with a couple further afield.
  • Or catch a train to Aylesbury with rail links to major locations including London.
  • If you want to rent a car to explore the wonderful country surroundings - for prices visit our online partner Rentalcars
  • Best time to visit - the summer months from June to early September provides the warmest weather for exploring the countryside pursuits on offer.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Aylesbury

  • Hartwell House 52 rooms from £290

    Aylesbury

    Grand, majestic yet inviting hotel at the heart of an expansive country estate

    Traditional
    Spa
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel
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