Not quite in the heart of England, not quite in the Midlands, not quite in the Home Counties and not quite in Anglia.

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Bedfordshire is a small, but perfectly formed, county (only 477 square miles) often lumped in with one area or another by different people who are regionalising the country for their own means. In truth it shares some of the character of all of the different area which it borders. It has flatlands like the Anglia region. It has rolling hills like the heart of England. It has large swathes of commuter land with easy access to London, like much of the Home Counties. And it has heavily industrialised areas like the Midlands.

The geography of Bedfordshire is quite varied, with flat arable land to the north and to the east and with steep hills to the south which mark the beginning of the Chiltern Hills and its area of outstanding natural beauty. Amongst these hills is Bedfordshire’s highest point, Dunstable Downs, with a height of 797 feet from sea level. The river Great Ouse passes through the county as well as the county town of Bedford, it meanders for more than 45 miles through the county, while as the crow flies it is only about 17 miles from where it enters the county at Turvey to where it leaves near Eaton Socon.  More



Interesting places in Bedfordshire

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15 Stuart Street, Luton, Bedfordshire LU1 2SA
Tel: +44 (0) 1582 722 123    Email :
Luton is a town highly regarded for rich history, cultural diversity, dynamic innovation and the gateway to not just London but the rest of Europe.
“Luton is like little London”
With the town formulating a mix of old industrial buildings and new modern developments, the Luton skyline presents an array of characteristics and views.

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The Fir Tree Inn

The Square, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire MK17 8SY
Tel: 01908 582127 Email:

Originally a 19th century cottage and brewhouse, the Fir Tree Inn has been providing good food, drink and a comfy bed for the weary traveller since 1850.

The pub now offers great quality home-made food, a full selection of beers and wines, including locally brewed Bedford Cask Ales, Eagle IPA,

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Stuart Hotel

74 Stuart Street, Luton, LU1 2SW
Tel: 01582 453500 Email:

The modern hotel located in luton town centre- five minutes walk to luton train station. luton airport is within 2 miles of the hotel. Each room comes with a 32 inch flat-screen TV and air conditioning, tea -coffee facilities,hair dryer,telephone, private bathroom with soap, shampoo & shower gel.

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