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Things To Do in Bedford

Things To Do in Bedford

Well, you have come to the right place! You will be amazed exactly how much there is to see and do in the county of Bedfordshire with its diverse landscape, history, culture and interesting towns and villages, many boasting the original buildings, giving the entire place a special charm.

Bedfordshire is the best location for a day excursion, particularly from the neighbouring areas of London, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire. Many of Bedford’s top attractions are only an hour or so from the centre of London, providing you the chance to escape the city for a couple of hours and enjoy the rolling countryside and slower pace of life which Bedfordshire provides. There is so much to do, you’ll wish you were staying longer, so be sure to make a list of all the places you want to see, so you can prioritise or plan a longer trip next time to fit everything in!

If your idea of bliss is peace and quiet, then you’ll love the unspoilt countryside, quaint market towns, beautifully manicured gardens and also the chance to pamper yourself in one of the many spas and leisure centers you can find in the area. Those who would rather retail therapy while in the area won’t be disappointed, you’ll discover everything from high street chains, independent stores and large department stores. A number of the market cities, such as Dunstable, Woburn and Bedford have broad and varied high streets with plenty to buy and browse, in addition to regular markets where you’ll be able to pick up local produce and things made by locally established artists.

Bedford Park

Bedford Park is a Grade Two listed English Heritage Victorian park located north of Bedford. Founded in 1888 it is the biggest urban park in Bedford and has a lake, multiple play areas and sports facilities. Bedford Park is one of five Bedford Borough Council controlled parks that has been awarded a Green Flag. The Green Flag Award scheme recognises quality parks and open spaces in the UK and around the world.

Herrings Green Activity Farm

Herrings Green Activity Farm is a special place with over 200 animals and birds offering interactive activities and adventures for everybody. The farm specialises in events from birthday parties to weddings, from stag and hen parties to particular anniversaries. Wilstead is a village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England, just off the A6 Bedford to Luton street, about five miles south of Bedford town centre.

The Higgins Bedford

The Higgins Bedford unites on one site three previous cultural venues: Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford Museum and Bedford Gallery. The buildings themselves date back 200 years and have their own rich history of occupation and use, even before they became employed for their more recent cultural past.

Priory Country Park

Priory Country Park is a 360 acre green space made up of lakes, meadows and woodland which is in part enclosed within a bend in the River Great Ouse. There are habitats from meadows to reed beds, quiet walks for all, fishing, boating, play areas and bird hides. Priory Country Park is one of five Bedford Borough Council managed parks which has been awarded a Green Flag. The Green Flag Award scheme recognises quality parks and open spaces in the UK and around the world.

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