Ever wondered why Kingsbury has its name? Who was the resident from the 1600s that is still notable today? Was there ever a castle near Castle Street? Which building was an important meeting point in the 1700s and cost £8 to construct? And what is the significance of the lions in Market Square?
Aylesbury Town Council’s free-to-use digital heritage trail offers the answers to all these questions plus lots more interesting historic facts.
The 2.5k trail can be viewed via the Trail Tale app which can be downloaded via any Apple or Android device.
The informative route is easy to follow and shows areas of history in Aylesbury over the ages through historic photographs, interesting facts, and audio clips.
The Mayor of Aylesbury, Cllr Steven Lambert, said: “As part of the Town Council’s support of local businesses, we hope the digital heritage walk will take residents and visitors to areas where they might not have been before. Aylesbury has a rich heritage that we felt needed to be shared within the digital world. I hope many people of all ages take the opportunity to download the walk and immerse themselves into some local history and feel proud of Aylesbury’s heritage.”
The digital heritage trail is simple to access:
- Download the free ‘Trail Tale’ app in your phone’s app store.
Click here to download through the App Store / Click here to download through Google Play
- Open the app and search ‘Aylesbury’.
- Tap the map to start the trail.
The digital trail also supports the Town Council’s aims to endorse town centre businesses and promote active communities.
Hard copies are available of a previous Heritage Walk route should residents prefer a paper version. These cost £1 and can be purchased from the Town Hall (5 Church Street, Aylesbury), Discover Bucks Museum, Aylesbury Library and The Coffee Tree in George Street.