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County - Buckinghamshire | Map
Tel code: 01908 | code search
Postcode: MK17 | code search
Population: 3600
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Old Stables
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Woburn Sands is 6 miles South East of Central Milton Keynes and merges on its Eastern side with the Bedfordshire village of Aspley Guise. It should not be confused with the other small town of Woburn 2 miles away. This thriving little town has 5 pubs, several hotels/B&Bs and extensive high street shopping, including garden centres nearby. Much of the residential areas are surrounded by enchanting woodland and heather, which grows in the sandy soil. The town is easy to reach by train or off the A5130 between Milton Keynes and Leighton Buzzard and you can park right outside the shops, there are two car parks just off the High Street or in adjoining roads. The name Woburn Sands is derived from “Woburn”, being the nearest market town that was well known, and the mineral “Sands” extracted in this district, known as “Fullers Earth”. It is yellow, very fine sand and was historically used by wool fullers to clean sheep’s wool before it was carded and spun. It has been dug in this area since at least 1539. There are facilities for tennis, bowls and snooker, as well as cricket and golf for beginners to champions at courses nearby in Wavendon, Aspley Guise and Woburn.

Church

St Michael, Woburn Sands

Dentist

Mr K Adam & Associates

Doctor

Dr Logan & Partners

Pub and Bar

Royal Oak
Station Hotel
Swan
Weathercock Inn

Restaurant

Fir Tree Hotel
Jalori Indian Cuisine
Spooners Restaurant
Sun Kwong Chinese Restaurant
Woburn Fort

School

Fulbrook Middle School
Swallowfield Lower School

Shops

Wyevale Garden Centre
Lodge Opticians
Beauty Works
Top Knot
Cutting Co
Eclipz

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Woburn Sands Pharmacy
Oliver Adams Ltd (Bakers)
Aubergine Fine Foods
Webb's Greengrocers
P R Lowe
Woburn Country Foods
Framing Corner Ltd
Gibson Andrews MK Ltd
Frosts Garden Centre Ltd

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Greens Hotel (0.57 miles)

Greens Hotel
You will always receive a warm friendly welcome at the Greens Hotel. The Hotel lies just off the Woburn Sands High Street in a quiet location overlooking the local Bowling Green and Tennis Courts. Our ... More | visit website
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Old Stables (0.58 miles)

Old Stables

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The Old Stables is set off the main road between Woburn Sands and Bow Brickhill in 30 acres of pastureland with uninterrupted views across fields to Wavenden Church about a ... More

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South Lodge (0.65 miles)

South Lodge

New boutique bed and breakfast accommodation in Milton Keynes…
Why stay in a hotel when you can relax in an oasis of top-to-toe comfort with equally desirable facilities and excellent home-cooked food? If you’re looking for ... More | visit website

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Black Horse Cottage (0.91 miles)

Black Horse Cottage

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We have two rooms in our self contained annex. One twin room and one double room with ensuite which can be made-up to accommodate 3 guests if needed. The annex ... More

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Best Western Moore Place Hotel (1.17 miles)

Best Western Moore Place Hotel

Set in the heart of the picturesque village of Aspley Guise, this elegant Georgian mansion is only 1 mile from Junction 13 of the M1 and 5 minutes from Woburn Abbey & Parks. Sympathetically restored to ... More | visit website

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Hilton Milton Keynes (2.06 miles)

Hilton Milton Keynes

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The Hilton Milton Keynes is located on Groveway by the Open University within easy reach of junctions 13 and 14 off the M1. The local attractions include Woburn Abbey, Whipsnade Zoo, ... More

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Premier Inn Milton Keynes South (2.08 miles)

A picturesque location beside Caldecotte Lake. Conveniently situated within easy reach of the M1 and A5; only 4.5 miles away from Milton Keynes train station and shopping centre. Local attractions include the theatre District, Xscape, ... More | visit website
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Bell Hotel and Inn (2.51 miles)

Bell Hotel and Inn

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The Bell Hotel and Inn is situated in the charming village of Woburn. This 17th century inn is a delightful mixture of Tudor, Georgian and Victorian décor. The oak beamed restaurant ... More

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Inn at Woburn (2.67 miles)

Inn at Woburn

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As part of the Woburn Abbey Estate, The Inn at Woburn provides a convenient place to meet. Situated in the heart of the village of Woburn, it was built in ... More | visit website

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George Inn (2.75 miles)

The George-Inn is fast becoming known as an establishment that consistently delivers on the promise of high quality coupled with a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere that is second to none. It has to be said ... More

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