|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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This scholar and Freemason donated a collection of curiosities that became the basis for one of Britain's - and the world's - great museums.
The museum opened in the heart of Oxford in 1683
The museum is called the Ashmolean!
This Day in British History
24 September, 1930
Noel coward's Private Lives opens
First performance is held at the Phoenix Theatre, London. Coward would go on to be one of the most popular dramatists and lyricists of the 20th century