Bedfordshire Churches

Bedfordshire churches have been unfavourably compared to their neighbours in Northamptonshire, but this is probably a "bad rap"; Bedfordshire has a lot to offer aficionados of church architecture.

There really isn't such a thing as a "typical" Bedfordshire church; in the south many are built of flint, but the most common material is ironstone (carstone), which imparts a dark, sometimes grim look.

Anglo-Saxon work has survived in several churches, notably Turvey and St. Peter's, Bedford. Excellent early Norman monastic churches survive at Dunstable and Elstow. Several much later buildings are worth noting, such as the thatched Congregational church at Roxton, and Victorian Gothic structures at Woburn and Turvey.

Finally, it is impossible to speak of Bedfordshire churches without mentioning John Bunyan, who received his spiritual "wake-up call" at St. Paul's. Bedford, and regularly attended Elstow church where he delighted in ringing the bells.











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Sharnbrook (Self catering)
The Dower House, Sharnbrook

The Dower House

A semi-detached house set near the town of Bedford in Bedfordshire, it can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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Biggleswade (Self catering)
The Chalet, Biggleswade

The Chalet

This is a lovely detached lodge near to the town of Biggleswade in Bedfordshire and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Barton-le-Clay (Hotel)
The Bull Hotel

The Bull Hotel

Located in the village of Barton-le-Clay, the Bull Hotel is a Grade II listed building with free Wi-Fi access and free on-site parking. It is 9 miles from Woburn Safari Park. Each room provides a TV with a DVD player and an electric kettle.

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Bedford (Hotel)
Verve Hotel

Verve Hotel

Located in Bedford this luxury boutique hotel is only minutes away from Bedford Rail Station and Bedford town centre. Our beautifully designed bedrooms offer contemporary modern amentities including free high-speed Wi-Fi and a flat screen television.

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