Bedfordshire has no cities but can boast the fine market towns of Bedford, Luton, Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard.
Amongst Bedfordshire's attractions are Whipsnade Park Zoo near Dunstable, which was opened in 1931 and caters each year to thousands of visitors from far and wide, and Woburn Abbey, the home of the Duke of Bedford.
The county can be clearly divided between North and South, with the North being mainly agricultural and the South being mostly industrial, especially in the town of Luton.
The village of Elstow in the north of the county was the birthplace of John Bunyan, author of the famous 'Pilgrim's Progress' which he penned whilst imprisoned in Bedford jail.
Places to Visit
- Woburn Abbey, Woburn, Bedfordshire
- Luton Hoo, Luton, Bedfordshire
- Bushmead Priory, Colmworth, Bedford, Bedfordshire
- Ceil Higgins Art Gallery, Castle Close, Bedford MK40 3NY
- De grey Mausoleum, Flitton, Bedford, Bedfordshire
- Houghton House, Ampthill, Bedford, Bedfordshire
- Swiss Garden, Biggleswade Road, Old Warden, Bedfordshire
- Wrest Park Gardens, Silsoe, Luton, Bedfordshire.