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June 2, 2017

Princes Risborough Buckinghamshire

Filed under: England,Facts,History,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 2:31 pm

Princes Risborough Buckinghamshire – The charming little town of Princes Risborough lies at the foot of the Chilterns in the county of Buckinghamshire in England. Princes Risborough is a historic market town which was settled long before the Norman conquest due to its ideal position on the route between the Icknield Way and the River Thames, providing easy access through a handy gap in the Chiltern Hills range. The weekly market dates from the reign of Henry VIII, when he bestowed a charter on the town enabling it to both hold a Thursday street market and also to hold two annual fairs, which have been held in the town ever since. The fairs are held in the months of May and October and are popular with the people of the town and from the many surrounding villages including Monks Risborough, Great Kimble, Little Kimble and Horsenden. Princes Risborough enjoys a temperate climate with weather influenced by the surrounding Chiltern Hills, it has a resident population of around 8,000 and is located roughly midway between Aylesbury (the county town of Buckinghamshire) and High Wycombe (see map).

September 4, 2013

Buckingham a Buckinghamshire Town

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 6:38 pm

A busy town with a population of just over 12,000, the town of Buckingham was the former county town of Buckinghamshire, England, until replaced by Aylesbury during the eighteenth century. Founded in the 7th century Buckingham has had its charter to hold a market since 1554, it now holds markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays, attracting people from far and wide, much as it has done for centuries. Notable as being the location of one of only two private universities to exist in the UK (The University of Buckingham) the town is an important centre for education in the area. Buckingham is located to the north of the market town of Winslow and to the east of the city of Milton Keynes.

See maps of Buckinghamshire here: http://www.buckinghamshire-maps.co.uk/

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.

View maps of Buckinghamshire towns and villages here: http://www.buckinghamshire-maps.co.uk

May 3, 2012

Aylesbury Train Station Map

Filed under: England,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , , , — needahand @ 6:52 pm

Aylesbury Train Station Map:


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Above you will find a handy map of Aylesbury Train Station (Aylesbury Railway Station), which is on the main line to London Marylebone, the operator is Chiltern Railways and trains run via Amersham and via High Wycombe (both to London Marylebone). You can book tickets for the train from Aylesbury to London online and get cheap rates: CLICK HERE.

Find hotels in Aylesbury here: http://www.aylesbury-hotels-online.co.uk/

March 15, 2011

Northamptonshire England

A county of spires and squires located in the East Midlands region of England, Northamptonshire or Northants, is a landlocked county bordering Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Oxfordshire, Lincolnshire, and Cambridgeshire. Taking its name form the town of Northampton, the county has a population of over 600,000 and an area of some 2,364 square kilometres. The county town as you would expect is Northampton itself, and it has several largish towns namely Kettering, Daventry, Wellingborough, Corby and Rushden, to name but a few. Kettering is a market town dating back to Roman times when it was taken from a tribe called the Belgics. Daventry is another market town with Anglo-Saxon roots, it now has a population of over 20,000. Wellingborough another market town received its charter from King John, and is surrounded by five wells.

March 7, 2011

Aylesbury Villages Weston Turville

Five Bells Weston Turville

Five Bells Weston Turville

A charming little village and civil parish located between the Buckinghamshire towns of Aylesbury and Wendover, Weston Turville has a population of less than 3,000, and has remained largely unspoilt, despite its proximity to considerable urban development. With 3 village pubs (one a hotel – The Five Bells), and a few village shops, it retains its local identity and sense of local community. Just outside the village is the Weston Turville Golf Club, which attracts numerous visitors to the village, following their favourite hobby. Also within close proximity of the village is Stoke Mandeville, the name synoymous with the hospital, which is in fact located in Aylesbury. The name Weston Turville (or at least the “Weston” part) originates from Anglo Saxon times and means roughly “western estate”, and it was though important enough to be recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book, compiled by order of William the Conqueror. The parish church dates from the 12th century, and is set apart from the village. A pretty Buckinghamshire village, Weston Turville is a popular place to live, having a countryside setting, while still be close to Aylesbury and Wendover for employment purposes, jobs being relatively easy to come by in normal times. Towards Wendover you will find Weston Turville Reservoir, a popular nature reserve established by BBONT, this attracts bird watchers and anglers from all around the area. The B4544, which cuts through the village joins the A413 and the A41 (at Aston Clinton), making the village easy to access and giving it good road links with London.

Street Map of Weston Turville Village.

January 24, 2011

Holiday Inn Garden Court Hotel Aylesbury

Filed under: England,hotels,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 11:37 am
aylesbury hotels holiday inn garden court

Aylesbury Hotels - Garden Court

For your accommodation in Aylesbury you should certainly consider the conveniently placed Holiday Inn, Garden Court, in its attractive suburban location on the Watermead estate on the outskirts of the town. A modern 40 room hotel the Garden Court is one of the more popular Aylesbury hotels and attracts both business and leisure clients. The hotel is handy for visiting the town of Aylesbury and ideal for accessing local attractions such as Waddesdon Manor, Whipsnade Zoo, the Roald Dahl Museum and the Silverstone Racing Circuit, to name but a few. There is internet access both in guest rooms and as a public space service so you can keep up with your business commitments or simply check on your e-mails during your stay. Rooms are available in the Holiday Inn Garden Court, Aylesbury from around 68 per night, so get your hotel room booked and visit this popular Buckinghamshire town soon.

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December 28, 2010

Aylesbury Rooms for Rent

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 5:25 pm

Today I have been working on my Aylesbury website, mostly because I am currently back in Aylesbury (“where the ducks come from”)for Christmas and the New Year. The current project has been to update the history a little including some information on the derivation and variations of the name and also to add a new section on Rooms to Rent in Aylesbury from which I hope to make a little money as it is connected to an new affliate campaign which I am trying out, fingers are crossed but I am not holding my breath as these things never seem to work very well for me. This particular website is doing pretty well at the moment and is currently appearing at postion 4 on page 1 of Google, so I should be able to generate a bit of cash with it, if I can find the right products to sell or promote. Traffic is down, as it always is this time of year, though the weather has been lousy, so I would expect people to stay indoors (surfing the web we hope) in front of their computers ( or the telly!).

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.

December 8, 2010

Chesham Buckinghamshire

The largest town in the Chiltern District of Buckinghamshire, lying in the south-east of the county, Chesham is a market town situated in a steep sided valley at the source of the River Chess. A progressive town with a population of around 20,000, Chesham is a popular commuter town which is on the London Underground line (Metropolitan), giving good access to the capital. Chesham holds a market twice a week, much as it has done for centuries, and a more recent addition, the Elgiva Theatre attracts thousands of visitors to the town, providing much needed entertainment for both its residents and those living nearby. Surrounded by wide expanses of beautiful countryside, Chesham offers plenty of opportunity for walking and cycling, while providing a relaxed and friendly shopping experience for those choosing to stay in the town centre. Places of interest nearby include the Hertfordshire village of Bovingdon, which holds a well known Saturday market on its disused airport, on the same airport you can try out paintballing or watch banger racing, should you wish, and also the pretty village of Ashley Green, a charming place to spend an hour or two.

December 7, 2010

Princes Risborough Buckinghamshire

Lying in a broad gap in the western Chilton Hills, the small town of Princes Risborough has a history going back to Anglo Saxon times and beyond, it was recorded in the Domesday Book, and the manor eventually passed to Edward the Black Prince, giving it the “Princes” part of its name.  Later Princes Risborough received its charter to hold a weekly market from Henry VIII in 1523, it also from this time held 2 annual fairs. This expanding town still has many thatched and timbered cottages in its historic centre, its brick market house is topped with a wooden cupola, the National Trust run manor house dates from the 17th century, it has a Jacobean staircase and 18th century wainscoting. Princes Risborough is situated roughly midway between Aylesbury and High Wycombe.

December 6, 2010

Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire

Filed under: England,History,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 6:47 pm

A town which has now been virtually swallowed up by the ever growing Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell is a historic town standing beside the River Ouzel in Buckinghamshire. Recorded as Neuport in the Domesday Book of 1086 this former Saxon settlement was taken over by the Normans and the Pagnell suffix was added later as the manor was taken over by the Pagnell family. A significant river crossing over the River Ouzel, the Tickford Bidge at Newport Pagnell, is the oldest constantly used iron bridge in the world, dating from 1810. For many years Newport Pagnell was where Aston Martin cars were built, though production has now been moved to Gaydon (Warks). Newport Pagnell has a population of around 15,000.

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