the home of the five-mile narrow-gauge
Leighton Buzzard Light Railway, this market
town lies on the banks of the River Great Ouse
and boasts a restored 15th century cross and a
palatial mansion, Mentmore, whose design was
based on that of Nottingham’s Elizabethan
The village’s 13th century church has a 190ft spire and has been described as a regional ‘cathedral’.