‘About Aylesbury’ is intended to give a general picture of the Town, its history and amenities.

Aylesbury, the County Town of Buckinghamshire, is a bustling market town which is confidently moving forward in the 21st century. The town is, with a population of over 60,000, the largest in Aylesbury Vale. Aylesbury hosts the Crown Courts and the main offices of Bucks County Council and Aylesbury Vale District Council.

The history of the town can be traced back to 650BC through the remains of an Iron Age hill-fort.

By following the links you will find articles on local history both in the form of a narrative, and as sketches from Aylesbury history that have appeared in the Council’s quarterly magazine, Aylesbury Town Matters.

If your interest is in retail therapy then go to Shopping in Aylesbury. A comprehensive overview of all aspects of Aylesbury life can be found in the Town Guide.

Finally for a fascinating glimpse into a unique aspect of the Town’s past economy, click on Aylesbury Duck to find more information about this modern gourmet treat.