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Planning a Visit? There Is So Much To See and Do in Olney and the Surrounding Areas

Things To Do in Olney

Olney benefits from many country and town attractions, including tea rooms, antique shops and boutiques.  Situated on the River Great Ouse and surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, it is no wonder that Olney is one of the most sought-after destinations in North Buckinghamshire.

Olney has rich history and culture.  It is famous for it’s annual Pancake race, which dates back to 1445.  It is also home of “Amazing Grace” which was written by residents William Cowper and John Newton in the 18th century.  Their work is recognised and celebrated in the world renown Cowper and Newton museum, which is just a short walk from The Queen Hotel. 

Olney is also home to lovely places to eat, with a wide variety of restaurants and cafés catering to all tastes and budgets.  Whether you’re looking for a café for breakfast, a restaurant for lunch or dinner, or pub for a drink in the evening, you’ll find local establishments waiting to welcome you.

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Things To Do in the Area

Olney is within easy driving distance of Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire, and is just 20 minutes from junction 14 of the M1 – making London very accessible.

A few minutes’ drive leads to Woburn Abbey, Castle Ashby and Bletchley Park. There is plenty to keep children entertained – from Gulliver’s World and Woburn Safari Park to the popular Whipsnade Zoo.  For the more energetic, there are vast areas of outstanding walking and cycling country, including Salcey Forest and Emberton Country Park

Milton Keynes offers a different experience with its cinemas, excellent shopping, parks, the Milton Keynes Theatre (the most popular theatre outside London), not to mention a wide choice of sporting activities such as the Snozone.

For more information about things to do in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas, visit the following sections of the Destination Milton Keynes website:

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The Queen Hotel, Olney

40 Dartmouth Road, Olney, MK46 4BH