The Town of Olney – “Home of Amazing Grace”

Quick Links for your Visit


Places to Eat  –  spoilt for choice

A whole variety of cafes, pubs, and restaurants to choose from:

You can find out about some of these venues on the Visit Olney website


Places to Shop  – something a little bit different

Whether you are looking to do the weekly shop or to treat yourself or someone else for that special occasion –  You can even buy an Aston Martin!

To add a further buzz to your visit the weekly market is Thursday and local Farmer’s Market on the first Sunday of the month.

Visit Olney website for information about some of the local shops and retailers


Places to Explore – don’t forget us!

The Cowper & Newton Museum is open until mid December, opening again in mid February for our 2019 season.

Did you know we have our own shop?  Now is the time that our ‘Amazing Grace Tea-towel’ flies off the shelf and wings its way by Christmas post around the World

Why not also pop up to our ‘Three Hares Gallery’ to pick up an original artwork

Don’t miss our December Guided Spooky Walk – put it in your diary now

Visit our Visit Us page for opening days, times and entrance arrangements


Find out more about Olney – take a walk around the area

Self-guided Walks Olney

Download the ‘MK Trails’ App to your smart phone or tablet   

John Newton’s Olney

Cowper’s Rural Walk

Download the ‘PocketSights App to your smart phone or tablet       

Market Place Lace Walk

Olney High Street Walk

Explore the world of the lacemakers, local history & trades or walk in the footsteps of 2 famous residents – the influential poet William Cowper & slave ship captain turned man of faith and Abolitionist John Newton.  Along the way find out about the landscape and local life which inspired William to write the poetry loved by the Romantic poets and John to write the famous hymn “Amazing Grace”.


What else Happens in Olney?

Dates of annual events such as the Pancake Race on Shrove Tuesday, the Cherry Fair, raft and duck races, the Big Olney food festival (BOFF) , firework display and the Dickens of a Christmas can be found on the Visit Olney website or Olney Town Council website .

Emberton Park which offers lakeside walks, children’s play areas, fishing, boating and camping facilities is also just a walk over the bridge.

We Look Forward to Welcoming You