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Travel Guide to holidays in... Olney, Buckinghamshire, England

Known for the Olney Hymns by John Newton and William Cowper, and the Olney Pancake Race, the market own of Olney in Buckinghamshire sits close to the borders of both Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire and is situated on the Great Ouse River.

Olney is a popular town with tourists and is very accessible, being close to junction 14 of the M1, with train access being available via either Bedford or Milton Keynes stations. Follow the links to find holiday cottages and lets available in this area on Go2, or view the surrounding area on the map below.

Stretching from the banks of the Thames to the Vale Of Aylesbury, and within easy reach of London, this is the ideal place for a rural escape, as you’ll discover with one of our holiday cottages in Buckinghamshire.

The rolling Chiltern Hills and the beautiful Vale of Aylesbury make this one of the loveliest of the Home Counties, location for many of the scenes in TV’s Midsomer Murders. Visit the wonderful Stowe Park, one of the most ambitious of England’s great landscaped gardens, with its profusion of monuments, temples, grottoes, statues and ornamental lakes. Waddesdon Manor also makes a great day out from our holiday cottages in Buckinghamshire. Built in the style of a 16th Century French Chateau by the Rothschilds, it features some superb examples of French decorative art.

For a taste of the high life, take a trip to Cliveden, home of the Astors, while the museum at Bletchley Park gives a fascinating insight into World War II codebreakers and the enigma machine. Another fascinating place to visit here is the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden – great for Dahl fans of all ages.

Read more about Olney at Wikipedia, or... Find holiday cottages and lets in Olney with Go2.

Map of Olney

Use the map below to view Olney and its surrounding area. Controls are provided to allow for zooming in and out, scrolling around, and setting the map to satellite or terrain views.

Accommodation in Olney

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What to Visit and Where to Eat in Olney

Wondering what to do when you get there? Where to visit? How to keep the kids quiet? Have a browse of the great 'Days Out With The Kids' website to get some ideas.

Find days out and attractions in Olney

Hungry? For great restaurants and cafes in Olney pay the following sites a visit...

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Sugarvine - UK Restaurant Guide

For more great dining in Olney visit Sugar Vine

If you like walking then be sure to visit the following site before heading off to Olney...

Walks Around Britian

Walks Around Britain - Britain's only walking website with video walks. Walking routes, maps, information and more about walking in Britain - on DVD and Blu-ray too.

Finally, if you're packing your cycles and want to find some great routes in the Olney area then... - should have all the information you'll need. As well as cycle routes this site is also packed with information, guides, a store and its own forums.

The Weather in Olney

Will it rain or will it shine? Here's the outlook for Olney over the next few days...

How to Get There - Your Transport Travel Guide to Olney

Transport tavel guide to Olney

That's it - you've decided. You've read our travel guide to Olney and you're convinced. Olney is the place for you. So, how do you get there? Just follow the helpful links below...

Planes, trains or automobiles...
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Travelling to or from Ireland? Don't forget the ferry! Not only does it give you the freedom of taking your own car but it provides a superb experience of travelling by sea and exploring the coastline. With convenient routes between Holyhead and Dublin, or Pembroke and Rosslare, we recommend Irish Ferries for great, low-cost, transport. They are the leading Irish ferry company and provide both an excellent service, and excellent prices.

User Guides

Olney is well worth visiting, and most of its key points of interest can be seen in half a day. Every visitor will be struck by the main road going through the village, as very historic and impressive houses and buildings line both sides and so it is very picturesque. Indeed, although being in Buckinghamshire (and only a few miles from Milton Keynes) it actually has the feel of a Cotswold village. There is a market square too, again with historic buildings on all sides. One such buidling is the famous "Newton and Cowper Museum" - which is a "must visit" attraction. This museum is dedicated to Olney's two most famous residents - the Rev John Newton and the poet William Cowper. These men were both Christians, and John Newton is well known for being a cruel slave trader who was converted to Christ, and amongst his hymns are "Amazing Grace". The village has many good places to eat and specialised shops. Once a year, there is the famous Olney Pancake Race. Also not to be missed is the river and old mill, and indeed there are numerous walks by the river and meadows.
Cliff, Cranfield
07 November 2011

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