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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 Wi-Fi and...
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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 ...
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Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Situated on the High Street in the charming market town of Stony Stratford, this historic 15th-century coaching inn offers bright, airy accommodation with free Wi-Fi and tasty food....
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Shoulder of Mutton
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England (0.7 miles, 1.2 km)
Located in the tranquil Buckinghamshire countryside, this guest accommodation offers full English breakfasts and access to scenic farmland walks through Calverton....
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Milton Keynes Hotel
Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England (1.7 miles, 2.8 km, direction SW)
With free Wi-Fi, homely bedding and free parking, this quiet hotel overlooks countryside on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, within easy reach of the M1, A5 and Buckingham....
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|Wolverton Station||(2.0 miles, 3.2 km, direction NE)|
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|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)||
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