Local Landmarks in Bedfordshire

 
Butterfly Bridge Bedford Bedford

Butterfly Bridge, so called because of its distinctive wing like struts stretches majestically across the River Ouse on Bedford's Embankment. The structure was created as a result...

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Woburn Abbey & Gardens Woburn Woburn

Woburn Abbey has been the home of the Dukes of Bedford for nearly 400 years. As such, it is steeped in a vast amount of history. It is not just the antique furniture and art that...

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Whipsnade Tree Cathedral Dunstable

Trees, hedges and shrubs planted in the form of a medieval cathedral This incredible Tree Cathedral, made from trees, shrubs and plants, was created after the First World War...

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Bromham Mill Bromham Bedford

Reference is made to a mill in Bromham in the Domesday survey of 1086. It has belonged to a number of owners through the centuries culminating in 1708 when the Trevor family, in...

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Stevington Windmill Bedford

Constructed around a central post so that it can be turned to face into the wind, this impressive postmill was built in the 18th century and is the only complete windmill left in...

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Houghton House Ampthill Ampthill

Houghton House today is the shell of a 17th century mansion commanding magnificent views, reputedly the inspiration for the ‘House Beautiful' in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. ...

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Wrest Park Silsoe South Bedfordshire

After decades behind virtually closed doors, its treasures overgrown and largely unknown, English Heritage is reviving one of Britain's largest and most important 'secret gardens'...

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Bedford Castle Bedford

Bedford Castle was a large medieval castle in Bedford,built after 1100 by Henry I, the castle played a prominent part in both the civil war of the Anarchy and the First Barons'...

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Clophill Village Lock Up & Pound Clophill Bedford

The lock-up on The Green was listed by English Heritage in January 1985 as Grade II, of special interest. The listing comments: "Included for its socio-historical interest". It...

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