Best Western have 1 hotels in Bedfordshire
Stay in one of our beautiful Bedfordshire hotels and admire and marvel at the gentle, green landscape, the quintessential flavour of England! What could be more relaxing than picnicking by the River Ouse or birdwatching in the tranquil water meadows. Bedfordshire truly is a peaceful place.
Town and city breaks in Bedfordshire
Bedford is ideally situated between London, Oxford and Cambridge, allowing for quick and easy day trips through the beautiful English countryside. When booking hotels in Bedfordshire, aim to be as near to Bedford as possible. The city is lively and cosmopolitan with a rich history and heritage that can be seen in the famous Castle Mound and the Bunyan Museum, an establishment dedicated to recording the life of Bedfordshire local, John Bunyan. For lovers of nature and history, Luton's Stockwood Park, an estate housing some of the country's finest Period Gardens, several leading crafts museums and extensive golfing facilities, is certainly worth a visit. Certain areas of Stockwood Park are dedicated to demonstrating the evolution of English cultivation and gardening techniques, from the medicinal and herb gardens of the Middle Ages to the lavish and fancy 17th and 18th century gardens, inspired by the nations of the continent.
Holidays in the Bedfordshire countryside
If you're not looking for a city break when booking a hotel in Bedfordshire, take advantage of the beautiful rolling countryside. The shimmering waters of Stewartby Lake act as a gathering point for families and friends, while the nearby Water Sports Club offers a variety of activities including water skiing, power boat racing, angling and sailing. The beautiful Marston Vale Community Forest overflows with trails for hikers and cyclists, snaking and swerving through the ash and beech trees till you reach the Dunstable Downs, an area marked out for keen kite-flyers to enjoy the gusty hillside.
Attractions in Bedfordshire
Book ahead for an afternoon tea at the Duchess's Tea Room at Woburn Abbey - it gets very busy! It is where the ritual of afternoon tea was first invented by Duchess Anna Maria in around 1840, to bridge the gap between lunch and dinner. When booking a Bedforshire hotel, animal lovers should look in and around Dunstable, as Whipsnade Zoo, the sister establishment of London Zoo is located nearby. It is one of Europe's largest wildlife conservation parks and specializes in larger and more social species such as elephants, giraffes and wallabies than its counterpart in London. For history lovers, The Bedford Rooms is a must. It offers children and adults an opportunity to explore Bedford's history through scenes on a mural, illuminated by a lively narration. From the Norman invasion to the Twentieth Century, the Bedford Rooms, uses a thousand years of history to explain what makes Bedfordshire unique. Book a Best Western hotel in Bedfordshire for a memorable and peaceful short UK break.
Hotels in Bedfordshire
Attractions in Bedfordshire:
House, railway & Indian raj display daily 12pm-5pm; park & gardens daily 11am-5pm Mar - Sep 2013 (annual)
House: Wed-Sun & bank holidays 12pm-5pm
Park, West Garden, Restaurant & Shop 11am-5.30pm Apr - Sep 2013; not Mon or Tue (annual)
4 Apr-19 Sep: Sun 1pm-4.30pm; Jul & Aug Wed 1pm-4.30pm; Bank Holiday Mon 1pm-4.30pm Apr - Sep 2013 (annual)
House Wed-Sun 2pm-5pm; Garden Wed-Sun 11am-5pm Apr - Sep 2013; not Mon or Tue (annual)
Tours: 25 Mar-20 Apr: daily 10.30am-4.30pm; 21 Apr-2 July: Wed & Fri-Sun 1.30pm-4.30pm; 3 Jul-7 Sep: daily 10.30am-4.30pm; 9 Sep-3 Oct: Wed & Fri-Sun 1.30pm-4.30pm Mar - Oct 2013 (annual)
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