|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 legendary warrior supposedly led the British at the Battle of Mount Badon (c. 518)
His exploits were later popularized in a series of medieval romances
His legendary headquarters was Camelot
This Day in British History
19 November, 1789
Thames-Severn Canal opens
The canal included the Sapperton Tunnel, at the time the longest tunnel in England at just over 2 miles