Bedfordshire Historic Houses

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 assembly of Parliament in 1653 consisted of 140 'godly men' selected by Cromwell and the Council of Officers



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This Day in British History

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Mary Rose sinks off Portsmouth

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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)
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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