In and Around Aylesbury
Aylesbury is in the county of Buckinghamshire on the very edge of Oxfordshire and on the edge of the Cotswold hills. It is a lively and vibrant town surrounded by a number of quintessentially English small villages and market towns. These include the market town of Tham, Haddenham and Princess Rissborough.
These areas along with Oxford itself are becoming increasingly attractive to commuters, providing the perfect balance of country living with easy access to major cities like Birmingham and London. Each of the local towns are served with good train services to London or Birmingham which means commuting to either city can be achieved usually with an hour from any of the outlining villages .
International travelers are also well served with London Heathrow Airport and Birmingham International Airport being only about 50 minutes away. An Airport taxi from Aylesbury can easily get you to Heatrow within an hour from any of the local villages traffic permuting.
This means with a few hours you can travel from Aylesbury to Paris or Rome, in fact most of continental Europe is easily access either via a taxi and then a plane or via the train changing in London on to the Eurostar.
One of my particular favorite town is the market town of Thame, a very traditional English market town, still served by a weekly cattle market. I think one of the charms of this town, is the high street is not monopolsed by large world wide franchises. In fact the town does not have a Mac Donalds, KFC, Pizza Hut or any other kind of franchise fast food outlet. Instead it is served by a couple of sleepy cafes a couple of take aways and a few small good restaurants. One of my favorite is the Thatch in the High Street, which recently won a Guardian newspaper award for the best Sunday dinner.