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Location: Bedfordshire, England, UK.

Population: 37,000

Positioned within the county of Beds in the East of England, the delightful town of Leighton Buzzard stands near the county border in between Bucks and Beds, on the banks of the Grand Union Canal, it has a populace close to thirty seven thousand and a heritage stretching back to the times of the Romans, at which time the early Watling Street (now the A-5) passed by the town. At present Leighton Buzzard is more or less connected to the adjoining town of Linslade and it's roughly mid-way between Luton and Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire), it lays very close to the Chilterns and boasts a vital quarrying industry (sand).

Leighton Buzzard Historic Past: It's believed that there had been settlements in or around what is now named Leighton Buzzard stretching back to unrecorded times, historical artefacts and coins discovered nearby give proof of this fact. The olden Watling Street (engineered by the Romans), now named the A5, passed through the nearby settlements of Hockliffe and Dunstable around about two thousand years ago, and the Romans will have at least been aware of Leighton Buzzard during those times.

The Anglo-Saxons followed the Romans, and it was them who were using a market sometime in the tenth century, and artifacts uncovered show that they were inhabiting the region undoubtedly from the sixth century. The commune as it was wasn't documented till 906 at which time the Danes produced a peace treaty at Tiddenfoot, the Domesday Book (1086) reported Leighton Manor.

The ecclesiastical parish of Leighton Buzzard, typically, embodied a considerably greater area than simply the town itself, and incorporated the settlements of Heath & Reach, Billington, Stanbridge and Eggington. The "Leighton" in the name appears to come from the old English meaning "a clearing in the woods", the "Buzzard" portion was not to be appended up until the 12th Century after the Dean of Lincoln wanted to differentiate it from a second "Leighton" that he had within his diocese. The Manors of Leighton were let to an assortment of tenants through the years, such as the Leighs of Stoneleigh, who backed Charles I in the English Civil War (1642-1645).

Leighton Buzzard trainThe town continued to grow throughout the coming decades and the arrival of a canal and a railway during the 19th Century saw it develop and expand. Contemporary Leighton Buzzard is a prospering market town that has seen greater development in current times.

Leighton Buzzard Places to Visit: All Saints Church which dates from 1277, and its 190 foot high spire, the widely known Leighton Buzzard Light Railway, a narrow guage heritage railway line which goes for about four miles from the station in Pages Park, to 2 now disused sand quarries at Double Arches, the line uses restored steam engines, Stockgrove Country Park, a forty acre park at neighbouring Heath and Reach with woodland walks, a picnic area and a lake.

Also: Great Adventure Game, Dunstable Downs, Tiddenfoot Waterside Park, Ascott House, Bluebell Wood, Aspley Woods, C2 Gallery, Mead Open Farm, Woburn Abbey, Toddington Manor Gardens, Pitstone Green Museum, Lancot Meadow, Dunstable Leisure Centre, Ford End Watermill, Grebe Canal Cruises, Ouzel Meadows.

A selection of Leighton Buzzard streets and roads: Lammas Walk, Woodland Avenue, Commerce Way, Beech Grove, Stoke Road, Hornbeam Close, Epsom Close, Alwins Field, Adaern Close, Taylor's Ride, Blenheim Road, Dudley Street, The Heath, Heath Park Road, Chelsea Green, Lochy Drive, Waterloo Road, Nevis Close, Beaudesert, Mardle Road, Redwood Glade, Gilbert Mews, Gemini Close, Vicarage Gardens, The Gables, Clay Furlong, Mill Road, Wing Road, Sandhills, Brooklands Avenue, Concord Way, Billington Road, Pulford Road, Bridge Street, Basildon Court, Church Road, Rowley Furrows, Waterdell, Heathwood Close, Southcourt Avenue, Chaloner Court, Bragenham Lane, High Street, Highcroft, Tindall Avenue, Primrose Gardens, Vimy Road, Jupiter Drive, Rannock Gardens, Monarch Way, Billington Court.

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This info should be applicable for adjacent neighbourhoods most notably: Wingrave, Little Brickhill, Burcott, Mentmore, Heath and Reach, Billington, Luton, Soulbury, Stoke Hammond, Hockliffe, Linslade, Eaton Bray, Stanbridge, Cheddington, Horton, Toddington, Tebworth, Slapton, Stewkley, Milton Bryant, Briggington, Little Billington, Wingfield, Bragenham, Grove, Battlesden, Dunstable, Clipstone, Wing, Great Brickhill, Houghton Regis, Eggington. Map - Weather