VisitOlney is the tourist information website for Olney in Buckinghamshire, UK; where visitors can enjoy historic buildings, independent shops and a wide selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants.
Do join us for the world famous Olney Pancake Race on Shrove Tuesday in Olney Market Place from 10.30. We'll have entertainment, races for children and the women runners of the town, plus of course pancakes. People line the streets, the event is nearly always televised and is popular with tourists.
Overseas visitors are often drawn by our links with the author of the hymn 'Amazing Grace', John Newton, the famous pancake race in Olney and our thriving market town's beautiful buildings and countryside. Not forgetting the wonderful shopping experience in Olney.
With so many independent shops, boutiques and antiques outlets, Olney offers you unique shopping. Olney's really is a High Street like no other with a host of wonderful small, independent shops that all have something different. Click on our comprehensive list of Olney shops to find out more, whether you are looking for an individual shop like Aubergine Cookshop or a clothes boutique like Wardrobe in Olney's picturesque Rose Court, fancy antique shopping at Leo Antiques or just want to get a feel for the variety of shops here.
Our google maps will give you directions to find the 'hidden' courtyards off the main Market Place and High Street - such as Fountain Court and Rose Court which are popular places in Olney to eat and shop. We also have a wealth of places to enjoy a beauty treatment or therapy, just look at our Health and Beauty Shops for more of what is on offer in Olney (and just outside at Jayne Stevens holistics).
Olney is in Buckinghamshire, U.K. For directions, click here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you want to find accommodation in Olney? Click for a hotel, guest house, bed and breakfast (B&B) or self-catering cottage for all the places to stay in Olney. Whether you are looking for accommodation in Olney for just one night at the last minute, or are planning a longer summer break our lists of rooms, cottages and B&B's in Olney means we can help you find the right accommodation for you.
However long you want to stay in Olney, there are enough place to eat and shop to make your holiday, break or business trip a pleasure. And Visit Olney can find you a great pub, cafe or restaurant for a meal or drink out in Olney, find walks you might like to enjoy and help you with other sports and activities in Olney. There are plenty of parks to enjoy near Olney, such as Emberton Country Park, Irchester Country Park as well as Salcey Forest.
Visit Olney also has an extensive list of places to go for a day out, whether you enjoy a museum such as Olney's Cowper and Newton musuem, or the many others nearby. There are family destinations like Woburn safari park, Gulliver's theme park and Thurleigh Farm as well as stately Homes like Castle Ashby Gardens and Althorp House. Whatever your interests, we at 'Visit Olney' hope we can offer something to enjoy whenever you visit Olney!