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Leighton Buzzard

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Leighton Buzzard is a town in Bedfordshire, England.

Understand

Leighton Buzzard is probably best known for the Grand Union Canal and the Great Train Robbery (1963) which took place just outside the town.

Get in

By road

By train

  • 1 Railway Station, Station Approach, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2LY. On the West Coast Main Line, trains run into London Euston station and Bletchley & Milton Keynes. Station managed and services operated by London Midland

By bus

Arriva service 150 runs between the town and Aylesbury and service 70 & F70 connects to Luton.

By air

Luton Airport is 18 miles (29 km) E of the town.

By bicycle

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

Get around

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

See

  • 1 Ascott Jacobean House, Wing, LU7 0PR (2 miles SW of Leighton Buzzard), ☏ +44 1296 688242, ✉ ascott@nationaltrust.org.uk.
  • Leighton Buzzard Brewing Company (Craft Beer Brewery), Unit 23 Harmill Industrial Estate, Grovebury Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 4FF, ☏ +44 1525 217736, ✉ jon@leightonbuzzardbrewing.co.uk. Runs several open days throughout the year.
  • 3 Ascott House, Wing LU7 0PR (½ mile E of Wing, 2 miles SW of Leighton Buzzard, on S side of A418), ☏ +44 1296 688242, ✉ ascott@nationaltrust.org.uk. Free parking (200 yds).

Do

  • 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.
  • 2 BuzzRail (Narrow Gauge Railway), Page's Park Station, Billington Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 4TG, ☏ +44 1525 373888. A 3 mile (5km), former industrial railway , that was laid in 1919 to transport sand; today it is run as a heritage line offering 85 minute round trips for visitors.
  • 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, ✉ info@flyaflight.com. £45/half hr to £600/10 hr.
  • Leighton Linslade Chidren's Trail, ☏ +44 1525 631920. A public trail of 22 artworks celebrating children’s stories. More details Trail Detailed Description

Buy

  • Leighton Buzzard Brewing Company (Craft Beer Brewery), Unit 23 Harmill Industrial Estate, Grovebury Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 4FF, ☏ +44 1525 217736, ✉ jon@leightonbuzzardbrewing.co.uk. Shop: Sa 10AM-2PM.
  • Leighton Buzzard Market, High St, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1DN. Charter Market: Tu & Sa; Farmers Market: 3rd Sa of month; Craft Market: 4th Sa of month.
  • 3 Morrissons (Supermarket), Lake St, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1WS, ☏ +44 1525 851909. M-Sa 7AM-11PM, Su 10AM-4PM. Petrol station & cafe (different hours)

Supermarkets

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

Cyclists

  • 6 Dorvic Cycles (Sales, Spares & Workshop), 9 Bridge St, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1AH, ☏ +44 1525 373060, ✉ info@dorvics.co.uk. Tu-Sa 9AM-5:30PM.

Eat

  • 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, ✉ theoliverandhare@outlook.com.
  • 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 (Indan 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.

Drink

  • 1 The Bald Buzzard Ale House (Micropub), 6 Hockliffe St, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1HJ, ☏ +44 7581 146491 (mobile). Tu-Th noon-9PM, F Sa noon-10PM.
  • 2 The Cranky Weasel (Pub & Food), 10a Market Sq, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1EY, ☏ +44 1525 854421.
  • 3 The Black Lion (Pub), 20 High St, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1EA, ☏ +44 1525 853725, ✉ blacklion@gmail.com. M-Th noon-11PM, F Sa noon-1AM, Su 12:30-10:30PM.
  • 4 The Golden Bell (Pub & Food), 5 Church Sq, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1AE, ☏ +44 1525 373330, ✉ goldenbellteam@gmail.com. Pub: M-Th 10AM-11PM, ​F Sa 10AM-midnight, ​Su 11AM-11PM.
  • 5 The Picture House (Pub & Food), 8 Lake St, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1RT, ☏ +44 1525 385710. M-Th 10AM-11PM, F Sa 10AM-1AM, Su 10AM-11PM.

Sleep

  • 1 The Dukes (Hotel, Pub & Restaurant), 7-9 Leighton Rd Heath and Reach LU7 0AA (1½ miles N of Leighton Buzzard), ☏ +44 1525 237892, ✉ info@thedukes.uk.com.
  • 2 The Swan (Hotel), 50 High St, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1EA, ☏ +44 1525 380170. Wi-Fi
  • 3 The Hunt Lodge (B&B), 19 Church Rd, Linslade LU7 2LR (1 mile W of Leighton Buzzard), ☏ +44 1525 374692, ✉ wendy@thehuntlodge.co.uk. Check-in: noon-9:30PM, check-out: by 10AM. from £44/person.
  • 4 The White Horse (B&B), 9 New Rod, Linslade LU7 2LS, ☏ +44 1525 635739, ✉ whitehorsebandb@btconnect.com. Single £45; double £60; family £75.

Connect

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

Go next

  • Dunstable and Whipsnade Zoo
  • Milton Keynes
  • Aylesbury
  • Tring
  • Luton
  • Hemel Hempstead


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