Buckingham is the second largest town in Aylesbury Vale, with a population of 11,500.
A handsome, thriving market town, it combines historic, old world charm and service, with modern convenience and style.
Buckingham offers a boutique shopping experience for the discerning visitor - with a good selection of independent shops in its central square and High Street - as well as multiples such as Waitrose, Boots and WH Smiths.
There's a range of pubs, restaurants and cafes, traditional, farmers' and continental markets and craft fairs. Leisure facilities are excellent, with the Swan Swimming Pool & Leisure Centre, health clubs, an all-weather sports pitch, golf courses, riding schools, cricket and football pitches. The historic Stowe Gardens and Buckingham town centre host annual events, including the Buckingham Music Festival and music and firework concerts, while nearby village of Padbury hosts the National Blues and Folk Festival.
Educational facilities are also excellent, with four nurseries, 16 primary schools and three secondary schools, including the Royal Latin Grammar School. It's also home to the University of Buckingham, which attracts students from over 80 different countries, offering a wide range of under- and post-graduate courses.
Housing growth over the past three decades has led to significant new employment, concentrated in the industrial estates on the outskirts of the town. Local businesses include the printing company, Buckingham Colour Group and Hartridge, manufacturer of diesel engine performance testing equipment.
Buckingham is located at the junction of the A421, A422 and A413, with easy access to Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Brackley and the M1 and M40.