Aylesbury, the county town of Buckinghamshire, is the perfect location for any London commuter located just over an hour away from the capital on the train. This exquisite city is perfect for either family or couple getaways, with plenty of activities to keep you busy!
You could visit the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, where you can experience a steam train ride and lose yourself in the history of the railway in the museum.
If you’re looking for an afternoon to entertain the children, make your way to the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, and let your imagination run wild. You can even take a ride up the Great Glass Elevator!
Feeling patriotic? Practice your shooting with the former GB shooting team manager at Manor Farm. This is suitable for children aged 10+ and known as one of the main attractions in the City, and certainly an unforgettable experience.
Aylesbury also features a beautiful French Chateau, Waddesdon Manor, built in the late 1800’s. Feel free to revel in the elegant acres of garden and experience the annually themed carpet bedding. You can also treat yourself to afternoon tea in the Manor Restaurant, and indulge in their homemade cakes and pastries.
You could also get back to one with nature on a remarkably beautiful walk in Wendover Woods; located just a 20 minute drive away from Aylesbury. You can explore 4 different trails and enjoy a spot of lunch in their home produced café. These woods also feature Go Ape, a fantastic adventure for both children and adults. You can swing through the trees on zip wires and Tarzan swings, whilst enjoying the breathtaking views (if you can bear to open your eyes!).
If you fancy a spot of shopping, you could make your way to the Friars Square Shopping Centre and shop till’ you drop in popular retailers such as House of Fraser, BHS, and many more. Don’t worry about keeping yourself hydrated with all those shopping bags, the square also has plenty of coffee shops and café’s to keep your energy levels up!
For nighttime entertainment, why not visit the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre and watch touring west end musicals along with ballet and opera performances. You may even be lucky enough to spot a celebrity in one of the shows!
With good connections to London, Oxford and High Wycombe, Aylesbury is the perfect base for any traveler with plenty to do to keep you busy in an appealing setting.
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