Holidays in Bedfordshire
For a dose of history and green pastures then a short holiday to Bedfordshire could be just what you’re after. It has everything from an interesting history to activities for those who love the great outdoors.
For a taster of pre-20th century history then head straight to Woburn Abbey on your Bedfordshire holiday. The impressive grounds of this looming county house are steeped in the past – it houses an impressive collection of western artwork. Afternoon tea at The Duchess’ Tea Room is also a must – the custom was, after all, invented in Bedfordshire. The John Bunyan Museum in central Bedford is also makes for an interesting trip.
For families on holiday in Bedfordshire, then Whipsnade Zoo and Woburn Safari Park are both popular with children. See red pandas, cheetahs and more at Whipsnade and get up close to black bears and monkeys at Woburn. Box End Park is also great fun, especially in the summer months – there are water skiing and wakeboarding facilities, not to mention a fine lakeside restaurant and bar.
Holidays in Bedfordshire can also be a chilled out affair. Visit the edible flower border at The Manor House Gardens, or spend the day cycling around Priory Country Park. Tingrith Fishery is great for fishing-lovers, while Warden Abbey Vineyard hold open days for British wine tasting. For the ultimate in luxury and relaxation on your holiday to Bedfordshire, book a night at Champneys Henlow Grange Spa and indulge in one of the many treatments on offer.
Food and nightlife on holidays to Bedfordshire consist of small-town pubs, with an array of highly regarded gastro pubs and British-European restaurants, such as Galloways in Woburn and St Helena in Elstow. Expect big bay oysters and local venison, as an example. The nightlife has everything from local pubs offering great ales to cocktail bars and nightclubs in Bedford.