Bedfordshire is ideally placed for exploring this richly rewarding region of the UK, with quiet countryside, fascinating history and plenty of cultural riches. It’s also conveniently flanked by the tourist hot spots of Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire and central London is only 35 minutes away by train.
Millions of years in the making, the Bedfordshire landscape varies, from the Chiltern Hills and the Dunstable Downs with its extensive chalk and grassland areas and incredible views, to the river valleys of the Great Ouse.
It’s really easy to explore this, one of England’s smallest counties, which includes many places of cultural and historical interest.
Many people choose Bedfordshire to enjoy the tranquil serenity offered by the landscape, but there are also plenty of excellent visitor attractions and days out close at hand.
A visit to Woburn Abbey will be rewarded with its rich collection of priceless treasures, fascinating antiques center and beautiful gardens all set within 3,000 acres of deer park. And then return to the award winning Woburn Safari Park, just perfect for all the family!
Bird lovers should head for The Lodge nature reserve at Sandy, home to the RSPB. It has miles of trails, bird hides, woodland, heath and grasslands.
The Forest of Marston Vale offer sixty-one square miles of beautiful woodland, it also offers a host of seasonal events, including tree planting, guided walks, arts and craft workshops and more.
If you fancy something a little different try the Bodyflight Centre which allows you to propel yourself through the air in a variety of ways, including an indoor skydiving wind tunnel, a wave machine, simulated BASE jumping, a racing simulator and more!
The gentle variety of the Bedfordshire landscape makes it suitable for cyclists, dog-walkers and nature lovers. The Ouse and Grand Union Canal make boating trips a great way to pass the time and with day hire available you can be back on dry land at the end of the day.
If you fancy dipping your toes in, take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Bedfordshire today.