Bedfordshire is an East England ceremonial county. It is bordered by Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire on the northeast, north, east, and south east, respectively. With its beautiful landscapes and destinations, this county has become one of the most visited places in Europe. Some even choose to live here altogether after having experienced its delightful villages and towns, particularly Woburn and Harrold, which had been named by Sunday Times in 2013 as among the 120 best residential villages in Britain.
This county is very much rich in history. According to records, this is the birthplace and origin of the Priory Church of St Peter Dunstable or the Church of England for short. This is also the birthplace of author John Bunyan and of Ronnie Barker. Over the years, the landscapes of Bedfordshire had been the site of hunting and holding of court of the past kings and queens. In addition, this is also where most of the European crowned heads took refuge during World War II.
This combination of history and great scenery has increased the charm of this county to tourists. Add to this is the fact that it can be enjoyed in the most simple of ways such as walking and cycling. Several pathways can be found in its country side for this purpose and there are also facilities for more adventurous sports like kayaking and canoe polo.
Bedford Castle – This is a massive medieval castle built during the reign of King Henry I. It now forms part of a park that was built in 2007 in the effort of preserving what remains of it.
Wardown Park Museum – Formerly known as the Luton Museum & Art Gallery, this museum houses collections on Bedford traditional crafts such as lace and hat making.
Closest Airport: London Luton Airport – 23 Miles
Closest City Centre: Eaton Socon – 15.4 Miles
Closest must see location outside Bedfordshire: Woburn Safari Park – 4.9 Miles