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Aylesbury

town and civil parish in Buckinghamshire, England

Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire in south central England. It had a population in 2001 of 65,173. Aylesbury is near London. Aylesbury was a major market town in Anglo-Saxon times. Aylesbury replaced Buckingham as the county town of Buckinghamshire in 1529 by order of King Henry VIII.

Aylesbury
Kingsbury Square Aylesbury Bucks.jpg
Kingsbury, Aylesbury
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Aylesbury Clocktower
Population56,392 [1]


Urban area 69,021


Aylesbury Vale district 174,900
OS grid referenceSP818138
• London36 miles (58 km)
Civil parish
  • Aylesbury
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAYLESBURY
Postcode districtHP19, HP20, HP21
Dialling code01296
PoliceThames Valley
FireBuckinghamshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire

It is home to the Roald Dahl Children's Gallery and, since 2010, the 1,200 seat Waterside Theatre.

It is a popular London commuter town, thanks to its easy access to the A41, directly leading to the M25.

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