|Bedfordshire Travel Guide
- Ancient Sites
A guide to Bedfordshire, England, highlighting attractions, history, and visitor information.
Ancient Sites in Bedfordshire
Prehistoric sites are few and far between in Bedfordshire. One of the few sites worth visiting is Sharpenhoe Clappers, near Luton. This Iron Age hill fort was built on a northern promontory of the Chiltern Hills, strategically overlooking the flat plains beneath.
hill rises to 525 feet, providing excellent views, and is fringed by Clappers
Wood. Trails lead through the wood, and wildflowers abound in summer.
The Dunstable Downs are home to at least six Neolithic burial mounds. Near Hexton is Wayting Hill, a round barrow that is said to be home to a sleeping warrior.
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British History Quiz
Sir Winston Churchill was born at what stately home?
His father was Lord Randolph Churchill, his grandfather the 7th Duke of Marlborough
The house was given by Queen Anne to his ancestor, John Churchill, for his military success at the Battle of Blenheim
This Day in British History
22 January, 1552
Lord Protector Somerset executed
Somerset was ousted by the ambitious Earl of Northumberland