Bedford offers all you’ll need in a town, with great leisure attractions and facilities, museums, entertainment and shopping. Restaurants are plentiful, with a large choice of different places to eat and a wide selection of cuisines, and you can choose from lots of bars, pubs and live music venues for a good night out. At the Bedford Corn Exchange visitors can enjoy a variety of performances which include ballet, comedy, classical music and kids’s shows, and the Place offers a range of drama and musicals.
If you want to go shopping, the choice includes the Harpur Shopping Centre with its large range of stores and the Arcade with a good choice of independent shops. Among the conference centres for business are Kings House and Bedford Heights, and for international flights, the nearest airport is London Luton Airport.
Bedford Car Hire
Wherever you are in Bedford, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Bedford car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
You could give any of these places a visit while in Bedford:
John Bunyan Museum and Library
At this interesting Museum you can learn about the life of John Bunyan, preacher and author and especially known for his book, The Pilgrims Progress. Visitors can see a life like models of Bunyan at various stages in his life and recreated scenes showing how he lived, including a kitchen from the 1600’s and a prison day room where Bunyan was held prisoner for preaching, along with a display of many of his writings.
The Shuttleworth Collection
Not far from Bedford you can visit this remarkable collection of aircraft which date from the early 1900’s and include the Bleriot XI which is the oldest aircraft existing in the world that is safe to fly, as well as a Supermarine Spitfire. You can also view vintage cars and motorcycles here and the Museum holds events where you can see some of the aircrafts flying.
Priory Country Park
In this large Park you can explore the areas of meadows, woods, river and lakes and enjoy the peaceful landscape with all its wildlife, including deer, squirrel, otters, rabbits and many birds. Visitors can walk or cycle through the park, or fish, canoe or sail on the lakes, and there’s a play area for children.
Bedford International Athletic Stadium
At this Stadium you can enjoy a wide range of sporting facilities which include an athletics track, field events, rugby pitches, sports hall for volleyball, netball, football and other sports, indoor sprint track and American football.
Here you can enjoy this Victorian park with its green open space, trees and flowers along with a lake and fountain. There are charming features such as the bandstand and cricket pavilion, and facilities to use include tennis and basketball courts, cricket pitch and bowling green.
For an unusual and exciting experience, you can come to Bodyflight Bedford where you can try indoor skydiving and safely enjoy the feeling of flying with winds holding you up in the air. At the Centre you can also have a go at the power fan jump, indoor surfing, climbing, along with simulated racing driving. You can enjoy any one of the activities, or try all of them in one visit.
Oasis Beach Pool
This is a fun place to come where can enjoy the warm waters of the pool with lots of features such as flumes, wave effects, water jets, lots of bubbles, and you can have something to eat and drink at the cafe while you’re there.
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