Bedfordshire Historic Houses

This page Houghton House - Wrest Park

One historic house towers (metaphorically) over all others in Bedfordshire. Woburn Abbey is one of the nation's great treasure houses, and it justifiable draws a huge number of visitors every year. Luton Hoo could justifiably claim to rival Woburn, at least before it was turned into a luxury hotel. If you want to avoid the crowds of Woburn, why not opt for a visit to Wrest Park, with its formal gardens. Or see the ruins of Houghton House, thought to be the model for John Bunyan's House Beautiful.






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This battle took place on 14 April 1471 between Yorkists under the future Edward IV and Lancastrians under Warwick 'The Kingmaker'



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This Day in British History

24 November, 1200

King John acts as pallbearer at funeral of Bishop Hugh of Lincoln

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This king was the son of Richard, Duke of York, and a leader of the Yorkist cause in the Wars of the Roses



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Meppershall (Self catering)
Dolly, Meppershall

Dolly

This detached, modern studio cottage is in the village of Meppershall in Bedfordshire and sleeps up to 4 people.
Sleeps 4

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Biggleswade (Self catering)
Shortmead Cottage, Biggleswade

Shortmead Cottage

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.
Sleeps 4

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Luton (Hotel)
Luton Hoo Hotel Golf And Spa

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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Bedford (Hotel)
The Barns Hotel

The Barns Hotel

Situated in a beautiful riverside location within three and a half acres of landscaped gardens with free Wi-Fi parking and the wonderful WineGlass Restaurant The Barns Hotel is ideally located just 10 miles from the M1 and 8 miles from the A1. The tranquil setting of the hotel offers … more >>

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