Campton & Chicksands


Local Attractions


Places to walk, ride, cycle, picnic or unwind in Bedfordshire
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Walks in Bedfordshire
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Woods to visit
www.visitwoods.org.uk
Bedfordshire Libraries Tourist Information Web Site
Mid Beds. Distict Council Tourist Information
www.midbeds.gov.uk
Bedford Borough Council Tourist Information
www.bedford.gov.uk/tourism
Beds, Herts & Luton Tourism Ltd. Beds. County Council.
www.bhl-tourism.org.uk
East of England Tourist Board
www.eastofenglandtouristboard.com
Sandy Tourist Information Centre
Ampthill Tourist Information Point
01767 682728
01525 842047
Tourist Attractions & what to do in the U.K.
www.what-to-do.org
Pictures, History & Attractions of  England
www.picturesofengland.com
Escape & Explore
www.escapeandexplore.co.uk
Search for 'Treasure'.
www.geocaching.com
Notcutts Garden Centre
www.notcutts.co.uk



Attraction Description Contact

The Alternative Sanctuary
The Alternative Sanctuary is a non-profit making organisation, which cares for abandoned and unwanted animals. None of the animals are ever put down, other than for humanitarian reasons, and they stay here for life.
01582 841829
www.alternativeanimalsanctuary.co.uk


Bedford Butterfly Park,
Wilden
Walk through the heated glasshouse with waterfalls, ponds and tropical plants.  Home to many spectaclular butterflies.
01234 772773/772770
www.bedford-butterflies.co.uk

Bedford Museum,
Castle Lane,
Bedford
A varied collection of Bedford's human and natural history with an extensive programme of temporary exhibits.
01234 353323
www.bedfordmuseum.co.uk

Bromham Mill
A 17th Century restored water mill housing a contempory art and craft gallery with a comprehensive programme of exhibitions, events and workshop.
01234 824330
www.bedfordshire.gov.uk

Cecil Higgins Art Gallery & Museum,
Castle Lane,
Bedford.
Recreated Victorian mansion arranged in room settings that houses an internationally renowned collection of English watercolours and European prints, also English and European cersmic and glass.
01234 211222
www.cecilhigginsartgallery.org

Chicksands Priory
A Priory granted the Gilbertine Order in 1150.  After dissolution it was leased and later conveyed to the Osbourn family who owned it for over 400 years.  Dorothy Osbourn lived at the Priory during the 17th Century.  She is noted as a write of letter that she sent to her fiance William Temple after they were parted following the Civil War.  Over 70 of the letters survive in the British Museum.  The Priory is open by appointment  only.
01525 860497
Copyright © 2001. Roy and Gail Lee in Partnership 
Danish Camp
Willington

Enjoy a visit to the countryside..... there's history, wildlife, walks, a cycle track and a Norwegian log cabin, serving food and refreshments.
You'll find us on the banks of the river Great Ouse at Willington, Bedfordshire, approximately 5 miles east of Bedford, just off the A603....arrive wheels, on foot or on water!!!

01234 838709
www.danishcamp.20m.com


© English Heritage
De Grey Mausoleum,
Flitton
The Mausoleum, the final resting place of the de Grey family of Silso is attached to Flitton church.  A series of chambers with monuments dating from 1545 to the late 1800's.  The collection is often described as one of the greatest storehouses and collections in England.
01525 860094
www.english-heritage.org.uk

English School Of Falconry
The school is open for all to see and experience theflying demonstrations of different birds of prey.  The collection includes more than 300 birds of various species including vultures, eagles, owls and falcons.
01767 627527
www.birdsofpreycentre.co.uk

Houghton House,
Ampthill
On the outskirts of Ampthill stands the romantic ruins of Houghton House a former Jacobean hunting lodge built in 1615 for Mary, Countess of Pembroke. It was here that the greatest treasure hunt in Britain ended, with the finding of the golden hare the hidden treasure of the book 'Masquerade'. www.english-heritage.org.uk

The Maze
A hedge maze set within an orchard. Large open space for children to play.  Picnics can be eaten in the orchard.
01462 813475
webpage

 
Jordan's Mill,
Broom
Standing in the picturesque setting on the River Ivel is Holme Mills home of the famous Jordan's range of cereals and bars.  A mill has stood on this site for over 1000 years, the Jordan family has owned and operated the Mill for over 140 years. Guided tours of a working mill are available. There is also a Cafe, Shop and the Mill Gardens to visit. 01767 318222
www.jordansmill.com

RSPB Nature Reserve,
The Lodge,
Sandy.
Head quarter for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. 107 acre nature reserve of heath and woodland with formal gardens, woodland walks, nature trails and observation hides.
01767 680541/680551
www.rspb.org.uk

Shuttleworth Collection.
Old Warden
A World famous collection of aircraft, cars, motor cycles and carriages. Regular flying displays held spring to autumn.
01767 626229
www.shuttleworth.org

Stondon Transport Museum
Nr. Henlow
One of the largeest private transport collections in the country with more than 300 exhibits including cars, motorbikes, fire engines, gyrocopters, buses and commercial vehicles.  A replica of H.M.B. Bark Endeavour is an external feature of the museum.
01462 850824/850339
www.transportmuseum.co.uk

Summerfield Minature Railways
Haynes Turn

Operated by the Bedford Model Engineering Society, three gauges of locomotives run  on the railways.  There are regular running days when there is an invitation to ride the trains and enjoy the fun.  The track is also available for private hire for special events and midweek birthday parties.
01234 327791
summerfieldsmr.co.uk


Swiss Garden
Old Warden
19th Century landscaped garden and small thatched Swiss Cottage.
01767 228531/627666
www.shuttleworth.org




Woburn Abbey,
Woburn
Originally founded in 1145 as a religious house for a group of Cistercian monks.  Today it is an 18th Century palatial mansion set within a 3000 acre parkland, home to the Dukes of Bedford.  It is one of the finest and most important collections of furniture, porcelain, silver and art, including twenty-one paintings by Canaletto.
01525 290666
www.woburnabbey.co.uk

Woburn Safari Park
The Safari Drive is a unique expetrience taking you through open reserves for a close encounter with some of the most beautiful and dangerous animals in the world . The Wild Watch Leisure area is the interactive side to the Safari Park with demonstrations, feeding of the animals and much mcuh more.
01525 290407
www.woburnsafari.co.uk


© English Heritage
Wrest Park,
Silsoe
Wrest Park incorporates 90-acres of historic gardens providing stunning vistas across the statue garden, water canal and pavillion and other features including the woodland with it's nature trail.  Wrest Park House once the home of the de Grey family stands before the gardens.  A small part of the mansion is open to the public.
01525 860152
www.english-heritage.org.uk









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