Bedfordshire, England, is a county in the east of England in the United Kingdom and is flanked by the counties of Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, and Hertfordshire. Most of Bedfordshire’s residents call the areas of Luton or Bedford home. However, there are various other towns within Bedfordshire that are worth exploring, such as Biggleswade, Dunstable, Sandy, Ampthill, Shefford, Woburn, Willstead, Billington, and Marston Moretaine.
For international tourists, Bedfordshire, England, is most well known for being the county in which Luton is situated. Many international flights arrive at Luton Airport when people are aiming to get to London cheaply. Because of this, Bedfordshire is a good base or starting point when traveling to London or going on road trips around the UK more generally. While there are a couple of Bedfordshire, England hostels scattered around, the overwhelming majority of hostels in England are located in London. However, London is just over an hour away from Bedfordshire, so if you’re hoping to check out Bedfordshire but are struggling to find accommodation in the county itself, try booking a hostel in London, England instead.
There are plenty of attractions and things to do in Bedfordshire, England, regardless of your personal tastes and interests. Immerse yourself in the English countryside and all the nature Bedfordshire has to offer. Stunning green spaces to explore include Dunstable Downs, Harrold-Odell Country Park, Prior Country Park, Bedford Park, and more. If you’re hoping to see more wildlife, you could check out ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Birds of Prey Centre, Woburn Safari Park, or Mead Open Farm. Alternatively, you could check out one of several historic sites such as Wrest Park in Luton, Woburn Abbey and Gardens in Woburn, Ascott House in Leighton Buzzard, The Chiltern Gateway Centre in Dunstable, or Houghton House in Ampthill.
In the rare event that all that is not enough to keep you busy, you could also take a trip to some other points of interest, such as Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre in Ridgmont, Willington Dovecote and Stables in WIllington, Shorted House in Biggleswade, Bushmead Priory in Bedford, or De Grey Mausoleum in Flitton.
If you have never been to England before, you should definitely also take the time to visit any of Bedfordshire’s authentic British pubs. While here, be sure to sink a local beer and order a classic British pub-food option.
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