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April 17, 2013

Stone Buckinghamshire

Stone Buckinghamshire – A pretty little village situated near to the town of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire (Bucks), Stone has a population of about 2,500 and has been in existence since Saxon times (being called Stanes in the Doomsday Book). Stone lies on the A418 road between Aylesbury and Thame (Oxfordshire) and is one of the many villages which surround the town of Aylesbury, other include Stoke Mandeville, Bierton, West Turville and Aston Clinton. Stone was formerly the location of an asylum called St John’s Hospital, this was closed down in the early 1990’s, and the land developed for new housing.

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December 11, 2010

Aston Clinton Aston Martin

Filed under: England,Facts,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 3:57 pm

Interesting facts, did you know that the Aston Martin car derived the “Aston” part of its name from the Buckinghamshire village of Aston Clinton? The co founder of the Aston martin company, Lionel Martin road tested his early cars in a hill climb competition which took place on Aston Hill, close to the village of Aston Clinton, you can even view a plaque that has been placed on the site to commemorate this event. The company was founded in 1913 in London, and the other co-founder was Robert Bamford, the DB5 appeared in the James Bond film Goldfinger. Aston Clinton is a village situated east of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.

July 5, 2010

The Holiday Inn Aylesbury

Filed under: England,hotels,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 11:36 am
Holiday Inn Aylesbury

Holiday Inn Aylesbury

For your accommodation needs in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, you might want to consider the Holiday Inn on the Aston Clinton Road. A stylish, yet comfortable hotel which is ideal for business and leisure guests, is outside of town in quiet surroundings yet still handy for the town which is just a short drive away. You can enjoy the normal expected facilities in any of its 139 rooms including wireless internet access, handy for business visitors. If you have some leisure time you can enjoy the indoor pool or perhaps the beauty treatment rooms or fitness club. If you are out and about in Aylesbury town during your stay you can visit one of the many fine pubs which the town provides, the excellent shopping, or get some historical background with a visit to the County Museum. Out of town you could head for Waddesdon village and visit the famous Waddesdon Manor or maybe head to Whipsnade Zoo which is only a half hours drive. One of the most popular hotels in Aylesbury, the Holiday Inn 3 Star hotel will surely be on your short list for accommodation in the town.

Aylesbury Map.

January 15, 2010

Aston Clinton Buckinghamshire

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 3:31 pm
Aston Clinton Parish Church

Aston Clinton Parish Church

A small village located to the east of Aylesbury in the county of Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, Aston Clinton has a population of 3,000 and has been a settlement since at least Saxon times and possibly earlier (a Roman cemetery has been found nearby). It was important enough to be mentioned in the Domesday Book, where it was names as Estone. The construction of it’s parish church begun during the twelfth century and later work was done subsequently with a full restoration in 1867. It became the home of Sir Anthony de Rothschild during the 19th century and it was Sir Anthony who gave the Aston Hall to the village for use as a school. Aston Clinton is notable as having given it’s name to the Aston Martin car after one of the founders of the company entered a hill climbing trial on Aston Hill. Modern day Aston Clinton is a charming little village and a desirable location to live with easy access to the busy town of Aylesbury.

Aston Clinton Street Map.

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