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Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard is a vibrant and characterful, historic market town dating back to the 12th century, with a lively high street, friendly residents and a great community feel. With excellent links to Central London and Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard offers huge employment potential, whilst retaining its unique community feel. Linslade is a great location for families, because of the excellent schools and proximity to the train station for commuting parents.

Leighton Buzzard is notable as the opening place for the Grand Union Canal, and infamous as the location of the Great Train Robbery, which took place just a mile outside the town centre. Among its landmarks are the All Saints Church, dating from 1277, and the unique 15th century market cross, located at the tip of the high street.
The town’s main park hosts music concerts on Sunday afternoons from June through to September. There is an annual Linslade Canal Festival at the end of July, attracting over 9000 visitors. A Leighton-Linslade carnival has been held annually for over 70 years and the local council has run the May Day Fayre for over 20 Years.
The area boasts a three-tier school system, with two local schools- Greenleas School and Pulford Church of England Lower School, achieving an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating. Notably, 11 other schools within the town are rated ‘good’.
Whipsnade Zoo, Woburn Safari Park and Bletchley Park are all near to Leighton Buzzard, offering great family days out. Milton Keynes’ array of entertainment options are highly accessible thanks to the excellent transport links, including a direct train, the A4146 bypass and the A5. The local train station provides excellent links to both Birmingham and London; the fast train takes just over 30 minutes to reach Euston.

Kingswood National Nature Reserve (NNR) is on the outskirts of the town, which is also designated as a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Local Geology Site (LGS). The Nature Reserve includes woodland, heathland, grassland and wetland habitats totalling nearly 150 hectares, containing some of the rarest wildlife in the country.
Leighton also boasts Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre, which comprises a large swimming pool, popular Harper’s fitness gym and indoor sports courts. Nearby Woburn also features a Centre Parcs and a world-famous golf club, which hosted the British Masters in 2015.

The famous Rothschild banking family had significant influence in the local area, with magnificent stately homes being built; Waddesdon Manor in Waddesdon and Ascott House in Wing.