Leighton Buzzard is a town in Bedfordshire, England.

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Leighton Buzzard, All Saints Church

Leighton Buzzard is probably best known for the Grand Union Canal and the Great Train Robbery (1963) which took place just outside the town. Nowadays, it is considered a commuter town with good transport links to London and Milton Keynes.

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Arriva service 150 and RedRose 100 runs between the town and Aylesbury and services F70 & F77 connects to Luton, whilst routes 150 & F70 run to Milton Keynes.

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Luton Airport is 18 mi (29 km) east of the town.

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Leighton Buzzard is on National Cycle Route 6 running from London to the Lake District.

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Map of Leighton Buzzard
Leighton Buzzard Station

The town is small enough to see on foot, though there are town bus services provided by Arriva.

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Ascott House

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  • 1 Mead Open Farm, Stanbridge Rd, Billington LU7 9JH, +44 1525 852954. Daily 10AM-6PM, last entry 5PM. Great for a family day out whether its rain or shine! There are plenty of animals to see from goats, sheep, cows, pigs, ducks and horses, both inside and outside. You can also watch a sheepdog demonstration, play crazy golf, race round on go-karts or head to Shaggy's PlayWorld for a snack and tumble around the child-friendly activities. Or why not cuddle rabbits and guinea pigs, bottle-feed lambs, groom horses or go on a tractor ride at pre-arranged times. It really is a brilliant and varied day out for all the family.
Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway
  • 2 BuzzRail (Narrow Gauge Railway), Page's Park Station, Billington Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 4TG, +44 1525 373888. A 3-mile (5-km), former industrial railway that was laid in 1919 to transport sand. Today it is run as a heritage line offering trips for visitors from Page's Park to Stonehenge Works and back in 85 minutes. The line runs mostly through modern housing built since the 1970s, although the last half mile runs through countryside. It is one of the last surviving 2-ft gauge railways. (The standard gauge in the UK is 4 ft 8½ in. The Page's Park station and two coaches are accessible for people who use wheelchairs.    
  • 3 Rushmere Country Park (400 acres of woodland), Herons' View Visitor Centre, Linslade Rd, Heath and Reach LU7 0EB (2 miles N of town). Play area, sculpture trail, cafe, toilets, dogs allowed £3/day.  
  • 4 Fly-A-Flight (Flight Simulator Experience), 49 Danes Way, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3NH, +44 1525 755453, . £45/half hr to £600/10 hr.
  • 5 Leighton Linslade Chidren's Trail, +44 1525 631920. A public trail of 22 artworks celebrating children’s stories. More details Trail Detailed Description

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Supermarkets edit

  • 4 Waitrose (Supermarket), 9 Waterborne Walk, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1DH, +44 1525 378334. M-F 8AM-9PM, Sa 8AM-8PM, Su 10AM-4PM.
  • 5 Morrisons (Supermarket), Lake St, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1WS, +44 1525 851909. M-Sa 7AM-11PM, Su 10AM-4PM. Petrol station & Cafe (different hours). ATMs

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  • 1 Sorelli Cafe (Cafe & Restaurant), 1 High St, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1DN, +44 1525 374449. M Tu 9AM-4PM, W-Sa 9AM-4PM & 7PM-late, Su 10AM-noon & 12:30-2:30PM. Free Wi-Fi
  • 2 The Oliver & Hare, 2 Hockliffe St, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1HJ, +44 1525 217952, .
  • 3 The Raj (Indian Restaurant), 5 Old Rd, Linslade LU7 2RB (1 mile from Leighton Buzzard), +44 1525 379 319. M-Th 6-11:30PM, F Sa 6PM-midnight, Su 12:30-2:30PM & 6-11:30PM.
  • 4 The Lime Tree (Indian Restaurant), 60 North St, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1EN, +44 1525 372316. M-Sa 5:30-11:30PM, Su noon-3PM & 6-11PM.
  • 5 Mama Rosas (Italian Restaurant), 3 North St, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1EF, +44 1525 375149. Tu-F noon-2:30PM & 6:30-10PM, Sa noon-2PM & 6:30-10PM, Su noon-3PM.

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  • 1 Post Office, 7 - 9 Church Sq, LU7 1AA. M 9AM-5:30PM, Tu 9:30AM-5:30PM, W-F 9AM-5:30PM, Sa 9AM-4PM.

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Routes through Leighton Buzzard
Milton KeynesWoburn  NW   SE  Luton and  

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