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 afficionados 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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Bedford (Self catering)
The Old Post Office, Bedford

The Old Post Office

This detached cottage is located in the lovely little village of Cople near Bedford and can sleep two people in one bedroom.
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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.
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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. more >>

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Luton (Hotel)
Stockwood Hotel

Stockwood Hotel

Centrally located in Luton, just a few miles north of London, Stockwood Hotel is an ideal choice for business and leisure travellers alike. more >>

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