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Postcode: MK42 | code search
Population: 1500
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Birthplace of:
John Bunyan
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Leighton Buzzard's Wilkes Walk

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Red Lion
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Holiday Inn Express Bedford
"Good Points: Clean, comfortable, well designed room. Adequate breakfast choice. Pleasant friendly staff. General review: We had a very pleasant stay which was excellent value for money.

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The St Helena
"My Husband and I have been going for 17 years. We have travelled from Kenya and Yorkshire to get our monthly fix. Raph and Frank are incrediable hosts ..." More

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Elstow is a picturesque village just south west of Bedford whose lovely high street has stark black and white timbered buildings from a bygone age, and thatched cottages, enough to keep artists engaged for ages. Elstow was the birthplace of John Bunyan who wrote ‘Pilgrims Progress’. The church of St Helena and St Mary was once part of a Monastic building that dated back to the 11th Century. The Medieval masterpiece of 15th Century Moot Hall is now a Museum where historical period pieces of fine furniture are proudly displayed. For the lovers of the great outdoors there is plenty to choose from, such as Harrold - Odell Country Park set on the banks of the River Ouse, complete with Water Meadows, two lakes with an abundance of wildlife and stunning scenery, or perhaps hire a bicycle and explore Rowney Warren, this impressive woodland is thickly planted with pine trees and 100year old Oaks. Or maybe Woburn Abbey where the scintillating façade as you approach is a mere sample of the interesting treasures held within, set in 3,000 thousand acres of deer park, or take a journey of discovery around the Safari Park where the wonders of the Animal Kingdom is at it’s best with big cats, bears, wolves and mischievous monkeys.


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Park Inn Bedford (1.81 miles)

Park Inn Bedford

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The Park Inn Bedford is a wonderfully vibrant hotel, set in the busy market town of Bedford. Relax in the Pilgrim Bar before dining in the Terrace Restaurant or work ... More

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Barns Hotel Bedford (1.85 miles)

Barns Hotel Bedford

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The Barns Hotel is situated in a beautiful riverside location, within three and a half acres of landscaped gardens, yet it is just 10 miles from the M1 and 8 ... More

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Bedford Swan Hotel (1.88 miles)

Bedford Swan Hotel

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Built in 1794 for the 5th Duke of Bedford this beautiful hotel overlooks the River Ouse in the centre of Bedford. Refurbished and standing in an attractive riverside position. The Bedford Swan ... More

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Embankment Hotel (1.90 miles)

Embankment Hotel

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Today the Embankment hotel offers all the modern visitor could want today - 20 bedrooms all en suite and with telephone and television. Room rates include breakfast and a choice of ... More

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Premier Inn Bedford (Priory Marina) (2.04 miles)

Premier Inn Bedford (Priory Marina)
Ideally located within the peaceful Priory Country Park, yet just a 5 minute drive from Bedford town centre. Within the country park is a cinema, gym and bingo for entertainment, all only a 5 minute ... More | visit website
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De Parys Hotel (2.41 miles)

De Parys Hotel

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A family-owned inn with a personal touch, De Pary's welcomes business and leisure guests with a beautiful garden, all within easy reach of the M1/A1 motorways.

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Shakespeare Hotel (2.55 miles)

Shakespeare Hotel

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* 22 En-suite Bedrooms* 5 minutes walk from Rail Station* 10 minutes walk from town centre* Themed restaurant & Bar* Parties, Weddings & Conferences* Drinks at Pub prices* Ample Car ... More

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Bethany House (2.59 miles)

Bethany House

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Bethany House is a family-run B&B located in a quiet residential area of Bedford, within easy walking distance of the central shopping area, the mainline railway station, and the bus ... More

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Innkeepers Lodge (2.92 miles)

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Located opposite goldington green and just off the bedford bypass this lodge is ideally located for guests wishing to experience the culture of this area with bedford museum and cecil ... More

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Travelodge Bedford (3.03 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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