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County - Bedfordshire | Map
Tel code: 01582 | code search
Postcode: LU5 | code search
Population: 18000
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Houghton Regis in Bedfordshire is an ancient settlement, findings made in the district indicating Roman habitation. Its setting near the Chilterns explains the first part of the town’s name – Houghton meaning farmstead at the spur of a hill; the Regis comes from being a royal manor under Edward the Confessor – regal ownership continued after the Conquest. For centuries Houghton Regis was a village, though early in the Norman era it gained a market. In the 20th century, however, it expanded as an overspill town; there are plans for further expansion north of the settlement up to 2021. Evidence of its antiquity remains including All Saints’ Church with its sturdy Norman tower and the elegant Houghton Hall. With a population of around 18,000 Houghton Regis has the retail facilities expected of such a town, with a small shopping centre and the usual hostelries and eateries. Sited between Dunstable and Luton many of its inhabitants commute to those centres, though as the A505 which runs through the town feeds into junction 11 of the M1 there is easy access to and from the place for longer journeys – indeed with Luton’s Airport a one motorway-junction hop away some very long journeys can begin there.

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Old Palace Lodge (1.32 miles)

Old Palace Lodge

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The Old Palace Lodge is situated opposite the beautiful ancient Priory church of St Peter in the heart of Dunstable. The hotel has a reputation for a very high standard of ... More

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Pheasant Inn (1.50 miles)

Pheasant Inn
The Pheasant Inn is a family run Inn situated on the outskirts of Dunstable, on the edge of the Dunstable Downs and close to Whipsnade Zoo. We are just 3 miles from the M1 and ... More | visit website
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Cherish End B&B (1.59 miles)

Cherish End B&B
Cherish End is a Four Star, modern, family-run Bed and Breakfast with off road parking situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and yet only a 10 minute walk from Dunstable town bars and ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Dunstable Luton (1.65 miles)

Ideally located within easy reach of the M1, junction 11. Conveniently positioned for the airport, this Premier Inn is just 6 miles from London Luton Airport. Local attractions include Whipsnade Zoo and Woburn Abbey Safari ... More | visit website
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The Highwayman (2.13 miles)

The Highwayman

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A friendly welcome, a cosy atmosphere and an excellent carvery await you at The Highwayman, which offers great food, wine, and value for money. The comfortable lodge-style accommodation is well-located for London ... More

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Travelodge Luton (2.31 miles)

The Travelodge Luton is ideally located near to Luton city centre as well as being just 4 miles from Luton Airport, and close to Woburn Safari Park and Whipsnade. The hotel comprises contemporary quality accommodation ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Toddington M1 Sounthbound (2.98 miles)

Travelodge Toddington M1 Sounthbound

Located on the M1, close to Toddington, the Travelodge provides contemporary quality accommodation and an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area. Spacious en-suite rooms, TV in every room, tea and coffee making facilities, free ... More | visit website

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Pines Hotel (3.00 miles)

Pines Hotel

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The Pines Hotel is conveniently situated within easy reach of London Luton Airport and the m1. We are 1 mile from Luton Town Centre. Thameslink Railway Stations (Luton & Leagrave) are ... More

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The Griffin (3.08 miles)

The Griffin

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The Griffin is a Greene King house offering functional accommodation. Greene King IPA and Abbott Ale are available all year-round, and guest bitters are served ... More

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Travelodge Dunstable Hockcliffe (3.14 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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