...nestles in the North Buckinghamshire countryside and is centred on a traditional market square which is approached by the attractive, wide High Street, full of ancient buildings which provide a wide variety of specialist shops, restaurants, public houses and wine bars. Olney is also renowned for it's annual pancake race.

In addition, the town offers numerous amenities, including a library, health centre and dentists, together with sports and leisure facilities such as rugby, tennis, cricket and football clubs. The River Great Ouse passes through the town and provides delightful riverside walks.


Olney is located within 10 miles of the New City of Milton Keynes which provides one of Europe's largest covered shopping centres together with a selection of night clubs, a theatre, ice skating rink, roller skating, tenpin bowling and a ten screen cinema, as well as an innovative Ski Dome. Leisure activities in the area include Emberton Country Park with its fine sailing and fishing lakes, golf courses at Bedford, Wellingborough, Northampton (Collingtree), Wavendon and Woburn Golf and Country Club. In addition there are motorsport events at Silverstone throughout the year, and horse racing at Towcester.

Milton Keynes offers access to the M1 motorway at junction 14 (7 miles) and a fast and frequent rail service to London (Euston) and the North. Olney is also conveniently situated for Bedford (15 miles) and Northampton (13 miles), both of which provide a wide range of shopping and leisure amenities, together with rail services to London.


Education is particularly well catered for in the area with many highly favoured preparatory schools nearby in Milton Keynes, Bedford and Northampton. Renowned private schools in the area include Wellingborough School, Northampton High School and Stowe School. Additionally the Bedford Harpur Trust Schools provide boys' education at Bedford School and Bedford Modern School and girls' education at Dame Alice and Bedford High School respectively. The town of Olney provides first and middle schools as well as various play groups and nurseries.


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