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About Stony Stratford
The pretty market town of Stony Stratford is an ancient town built around the Roman road 'Watling Street' which runs through the middle of the town. It is well worth a visit with many historic buildings and coaching inns, and is said to be where the saying "a cock and bull story" originated as in the center of town are two pubs 'the cock' and 'the bull' both coaching inns frequented by travellers who would often tell far-fetched stories. This little fact is celebrated with annual story telling festival in the town.
In 1742, a great fire was started when a maid hid some sheets up a chimney in the Bull hotel. The resulting fire destroyed a large portion of the town, including most of Mary Magdalen Church, of which only the tower remains. Over 100 other buildings were also destroyed.
The river Ouse flows around the town and is crossed by a ford, indeed the very name itself 'Stony Stratford' is Anglo Saxon in origin and means 'ford on a Roman road'.
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Old George Hotel
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
Situated in the historic town of Stony Stratford, just 12 minutes from Milton Keynes, this traditional 16th-century inn offers wholesome food and real ales. Guests can also benefit from free WiFi acce...
More info and book online.. Price from £45.00
The Bull Hotel
Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Situated 6 miles from Milton Keynes town centre, grade II Listed former coaching inn The Bull Hotel boasts 12 individually styled rooms, free Wi-Fi, free parking, a lounge area, 2 fully licenced bars ...
More info and book online.. Price from £39.00
Furtho Manor Farm
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Set in the Northamptonshire countryside, Furtho Manor Farm is surrounded by countryside walks and cycling routes....
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Elm Tree Farm
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In the Buckinghamshire countryside, Elm Tree Farm offers a range of self-catering accommodation around 7 miles from Milton Keynes. On-site facilities including a barbecue, free parking and free WiFi....
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Home Farm Bed & Breakfast
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|Wolverton Station||(2.0 miles, 3.2 km, direction NE)|
|Milton Keynes Central Station||(3.5 miles, 5.6 km, direction SE)|
|M1 Junction 14||(6.4 miles, 10.3 km, direction E)|
|M1 Junction 15||(9.5 miles, 15.3 km, direction N)|
|London Luton Airport||(24.0 miles, 38.6 km, direction SE)|
|London Heathrow Airport||(43.8 miles, 70.5 km, direction SE)|
|Stony Stratford to London||(49.0 miles, 78.8 km, direction SE)|