Monday, June 21

What’s In A Market Town?

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Aylesbury is currently known as market town, with plans to become a new Garden Town, but what is it about market towns that attract people to the area, to live?

Around Aylesbury, within a 10 mile or so radius, we have Tring, Berkhamsted, Chesham, Wendover and Thame – all market towns. They are all different, offering individuality and aspiring to attract awide variety of people to their town. As they are important to the overall infrastructucture of The Chilterns, we wanted to delve a bit deeper and discover what makes each town unique.

TRING is a small market town situated just off the A41, at the foot of The Chilterns, and is home to many interesting buildings, shops, eateries, pubs and some of the loveliest walks you will find. Tring Park, now home to The Arts Educational School, is superb piece of architecture and “adjacent” to it in the Park Road are some lovely period cottages. Tring is also home to The Walter Rothschild Natural History Museum, somewhere that people of all generations can marvel at the exhibits, and to Tring Brewery, a nationally famous independent brewer of high regard. Finally, on the outskirts of the town you have The Grand Union Canal.

BERKHAMSTED Is a somewhat larger market town, compared to Tring, but boasts so much we couldn’t possibly fit it al into this synopsis. Again, loctaed just of the A41, you will find the ususal array of restaurants, pubs, fine dining establishment, shops, a weekly market, The Grand Union Canal and many, many historically important buildings, not forgetting to mention Berkhamsted Castle. The town is also home to to many outstanding schools, a major factor for the high demand on property.

CHESHAM sits in a basin, at the foot of The Chilterns and offers many of the things that both Berkhamsted & Tring offer. A weekly market, a good choice of shops, a wide choice of eateries and pubs, a micro-brewery and, again, some outstanding schools. One of the main attractions for people choosing to live in Chesham is access to the Metropolitan Line – a fast route into London.

WENDOVER, like all of the local market towns, nestles within The Chilterns and, like the others, offers a diverse range of amenities to suit most people. It is also home to RAF Halton. Within the town, you will be able to indulge yourself with a renowned chocolatier, a good weekly market, famous eateries and pubs and you will have easy access to A41, A413 and trains in Marylebone.

THAME Is in South Oxfordshire, on the border with Buckinghamshire. This beautiful market town has become well-known in recent years as the “home” of Midsummer Murders, the television series, but it has always had a reputation as very desirable place to live. Many people have described Thame at the quintessential market town because of its culture, the choice of “boutique” and traditional shops, lovely restaurants and pubs, good schools, the weekly market and its proximity to both The Haddenham Parkway (Marylebone) and the M40

So, there you are, a brief summary of the market towns within easy raech of Aylesbury. Go and explore them and see what delights they have to offer.


About Author

Philip Norgan

I have been an estate agent, in The Chilterns, for over 29 years and have worked in wide variety of estate agencies and roles. I also owned my own agency for 8 years at the start of the 21st Century. My primary focus has always been on providing every client with the best service possible. That is why being part of the Martin Kemps team is so rewarding. Philip Norgan - Sales & Lettings Manager @ Martin Kemps T: 01296 422171 | 01844 260909 E:

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