History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Lidlington is a small village overlooking the Vale of Marston. Local speculation is that the Greensand Ridge at Lidlington was the model for the "Delectable Mountains" in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. The steep slope at the edge of the village may also be Bunyan's "Hill of Difficulty".
In a field outside Lidlington is the Devil's Jumps, a solitary stone with a tale of devilment attatched. According to local legend a young man was indulging in boisterous play on the Sabbath, when the devil, seeing his chance, leaped on the lad's shoulders. The ground opened up at his feet and the young man and his comrades fell straight into Hell, whereupon the ground closed again, leaving only the stone.
A disused brickwords pit has been transformed into a lake which is popular for windsurfing, while another area of the old Lidlington Brick Works has been reclaimed as the Forest of Marston Vale, a nature reserve with woodlands and wetlands which are a delight for birdwatchers.
Address: Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England
Attraction Type: Town
OS: SP991 389
Photo Credit: John Salmon, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Woburn Safari Park - 2.8 miles (Family Attraction)
Houghton House - 2.9 miles (Historic House)
Woburn Abbey - 4.3 miles (Historic House)
Woburn, St Mary's Church - 4.4 miles (Historic Church)
Flitton, St. John the Baptist Church - 4.5 miles (Historic Church)
De Grey Mausoleum - 4.6 miles (Historic Church)
Aspley Wood - 4.8 miles (Countryside)
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