Leighton Buzzard

The town of Leighton Buzzard has over 1,000 years of history. The River Ouzel, which runs through the middle of the town, was on the front line when Britons fought off invading Saxons in the 5th Century and then again four hundred years later when the Saxons faced the Vikings. The name “Leighton” derives from a Saxon term meaning “a clearing in the woods”.