Modern Day Olney – A Multipurpose Visit

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Stuff to Do | Comments Off

The Town of Olney’s center is represented in the Market Place with its modern farmer’s market and general goods market. The commerce center is rooted in history, with first reference of an Olney market dating back to 1205 A.D.

Most of today’s shops and stores in the area are home-grown and mom & pop outfits, which provides a great array of local goods and products that draw buyers from far distances. Modern goods are far expanded from local farming and harvest to now include furniture, perfumes, rugs, antiques, artwork, and more. There are also plenty of places to eat along the way as well from pubs to cafes to full sit-down restaurants.

While Olney has plenty of shopping opportunities for the store-oriented tourist, with outlets and boutiques dotting the landscape among local craftsmen and independent shops, shopping is not the only reason to visit Olney. The town High Street has a wonderful collection of some of the historical buildings in the community, and Rose Court is more of a visual experience walking through versus doing any actual buying. For the adventurous types there are plenty if hidden courtyards connected to the main streets, which offer neat, secluded spots for catching a quick bite during the day. There are also plenty of beauty and holistic destinations as well for the personal beauty oriented as well.

And at the end of the day, when it’s time to catch some sleep, Olney has plenty of choices for lodging as well. Accommodations range from bed & breakfasts to standard hotels to small cottages. Many are strategically located within walking distance to many of the town center attractions, so one doesn’t even need a car to get around in some cases once in town.