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Where to Take Fantastic Photos in Olney

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Stuff to Do | Comments Off

Where to Take Fantastic Photos in Olney
Olney is a beautiful little market town in Southeast England that many people enjoy visiting to find some peace and quiet and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. There are also some great places to take pictures in Olney. Here are three great locations to check out if you are an avid photographer heading to Olney soon. Castle Ashby While it is not technically in Olney, Castle Ashby is minutes from the town. Even though you won’t be able to enter the castle, you will be able to check out the... Read More

Bringing Kids to the Country

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Bringing Kids to the Country
Families growing up the urban areas often deal with their kids taking on an inner city perspective and attitude as they grow. However, there is far more to England than just the city neighborhoods, metro, and shopping. A great way to widen your children’s view of the world is to see more of Britain on a weekend drive or jaunt. The Town of Olney is a great destination for those coming out of London or Birmingham and needing a place to escape to rural life, if just for a few days. Location Close... Read More

First Time Visitors to the UK – Try Olney


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First Time Visitors to the UK – Try Olney

Visiting the United Kingdom can be an amazing adventure for those first-time tourists. However, the U.K. is far more than the City of London. For those who want to experience a bit of the British country life as well for a few days, the Town of Olney may just be the ticket. Located right in the center of England itself, the Town of Olney is fairly easy to get to by car on the M1 and the A509 route as well as by train via the Bedford train station and Milton Keynes Central station. Once in... Read More

Olney’s Rich Rugby History

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Olney’s Rich Rugby History
The Town of Olney is famous for pancake racing, but it also has a rich sport heritage in rugby, being one of the oldest clubs in the U.K. dating back to 1877. At that time rugby was bit more of a mud bowl game in any available field in match against a local nearby town. The ball was either a pig bladder or a sack stuffed-tight full of hay. By the turn of the century Olney rugby had progressed to a bit more of an organized approach, but then World War I came and wiped out a good portion of the... Read More

Restaurant Spotlight – the Swan Inn and Bistro


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Restaurant Spotlight – the Swan Inn and Bistro

For those visiting Olney for the weekend, a good eating establishment makes the perfect base of operations for a first-time visit, and the Swan Inn and Bistro fits the bill. The location offers a great combination of famous food located in history city center of Olney. The structure itself dates back 400 years and operates as a two-story on High Street South in town.   With a menu ranging from beef wellington to duck and sea bream, the Swan Inn has plenty of delicacies that many will find... Read More

Olney Still the Pancake Champ for 2013


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Olney Still the Pancake Champ for 2013

Two cities have been at it, trying to beat each other’s time in an identical footrace carrying of all things, a pancake in a pan. Olney in the United Kingdom and the two of Liberal in Kansas, United States, have been competing since 1950 for who has the fastest time, and for 2013 the Town of Olney as the originator of the sport, wins again. Olney’s own, Devon Byrne, a 19-year-old, holds the title of the United Kingdom in this annual match, being the fastest pancake flipper. She’s no stranger... Read More

Olney Special Events


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Olney Special Events

While every Shrove Tuesday is the annual Olney Pancake race, the food-carrying foot competition is not the only holiday affair in the Town. There are also the Cherry Fair in spring and the Dickens of a Christmas celebration in the winter. The Cherry Fair occurs every year during the summer and is entirely a local volunteer event administered and managed by the St Peter & St Paul’s Church. Always scheduled on the last Saturday of the month of June, the event consists of a village fete along... Read More