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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.

The hill rises to 525 feet, providing excellent views, and is fringed by Clappers Wood. Trails lead through the wood, and wildflowers abound in summer.
Location
: North of Luton, just off the A6

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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Shortmead Cottage

Biggleswade
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This detached cottage situated on the owner's estate is one mile from the market town of Biggleswade and sleeps four people in two bedrooms. more >>
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Luton (Hotel)

King William Hotel

A picturesque 17th century pub located on the village green just two miles from Luton Airport. The King William has just been refurbished and all rooms are en-suite with TV and tea making facilities. There is also a restaurant with an extensive and delicious menu. Check-in times are as follows: … more >>

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Luton (Hotel)

Luton Hoo Hotel Golf And Spa

Luton Hoo Hotel Golf and Spa is a magnificent 5 hotel surrounded by over 1000 acres of glorious parkland meadows woodlands lakes rivers and nature trails and offers fine dining luxurious accommodation and superb leisure facilities. Luton Hoo enjoys a beautiful rural setting. The … more >>

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