Aston Clinton's earliest settlement is thought to have its origins at the crossing of Akeman Street and Icknield Way, two Roman roads which are still in existence.
The village was included in the Domesday Book as Estone, or eastern estate, while part of its modern mark was the inspiration for the name of the car manufacturer Aston Martin.Local buildings which bear witness to this rish history include St Michael's and All Angels church, sections of which date back to the 12th century. Meanwhile, on London Road is the 19th century Anthony Hall, which was built as a memorial to Baron Anthony de Rothschild by his widow Louisa.
Today Aston Clinton is a thriving modern village with a wonderful sense of community spirit. Locals can joins clubs ranging from football to rambling, with children's groups including Brownies and Guides. The village also comes together every May for the annual market, with stalls selling wares as varied as handmade soap, ethnic clothing and deli produce.