Wrest Park, Silsoe
An English Heritage property renowned for its exquisite 19th century house and beautiful garden landscape originating in the 17th century, it has a long and fascinating history.
Jordans Mill, Broom
The last working flour mill in Bedfordshire, William Jordan began milling in 1855. Over the years the mill was kept operational and it has been preserved so that the public are able to see what is a fine example of Victorian technology. Find their story and all details on how, when and where they are at their website.
Shuttleworth Collection & Swiss Gardens, Old Warden
Shuttleworth Manor house was built in 1872 and purchased by the long established firm of Clayton and Shuttleworth, agricultural engineers and steam-wagon makers founded in 1842. The Swiss Garden was created between 1824 and 1832 by the 3rd Baron of Old Warden. A wonderful day out with a variety of activities and events throughout the year.
Moggerhanger Park is a Grade 1 listed Georgian Historic House set in 33 acres of parkland and woodland. It is recognised as the most complete surviving example of celebrated architect Sir John Soane, set in stylish, specially designed grounds by Humphry Repton. Moggerhanger Park features a woodland walk, parkland, a cafe and play area, wedding venue and bed and breakfast accommodation.
Bedford is the historic county town of Bedfordshire and worth a trip in, whether you are looking to wine, dine, go to one of the lovely parks, shop or take in some of its history. There is plenty to do and the embankment is a gorgeous place to meander along – and maybe grab an ice cream! Check out www.lovebedford.co.uk for full details.
Famous for the Enigma machine, you will also find various collections relating to codebreaking during World War Two. An attraction well worth visiting.