Aston Clinton's earliest settlement is thought to have its origins at the crossing of Akeman Street and Icknield Way, Roman roads that are still in existence today.
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 bear witness to this rich history, including St Michael's and All Angels church, which dates 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.