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A spotlight on: Bedfordshire

28th February 2024

A mix of rural and urban areas located in the East of England, we take a look at everything Bedfordshire has to offer. 

Nestled in the heart of England, Bedfordshire has an attractive ambience thanks to its unique blend of history, culture, and modern allure. Just a stone’s throw from London, this county offers a mix of rural charm as well as modern convenience. 

The county boasts a remarkable historical legacy, with the grandeur of Woburn Abbey, an architectural marvel and cultural treasure – visitors can explore the stately home’s opulent gardens and immerse themselves in its rich history.

The amazing gardens and woodland sculpture trail situated in the Old Warden Aerodrome make up the Shuttleworth Collection, a unique automotive and agricultural assortment of activities. To be transported into medieval times, why not visit Ascott Estate, a historic family home containing grandiose gardens, that offers events in the summer months such as open-air theatre, and art installations. 

For those choosing to make Bedfordshire their home, the county’s educational landscape is robust – boasting outstanding Ofsted-rated institutions that cater to all age groups throughout the whole region. Students at the University of Bedfordshire can even spend their whole academic period in the county while gaining an excellent education in the process. 

The connectivity is strong too, with direct train services connecting the county to London and neighbouring regions. Major roads and highways crisscross the area, facilitating convenient travel and exploration. 

There are a multitude of different communities in Bedfordshire, each of them thriving with their own unique feel. Markets like the Bedford Charter Market, offer a wide array of goods – from fresh produce to artisan crafts – which creates bustling hubs of activity. There are community centres and social clubs dotted throughout the various villages and towns, and all host various events and gatherings, fostering a lively social scene – each unique to the quaint green locale they reside in. 

With its blend of history, culture, and modern living, it is no surprise Bedfordshire welcomes residents and visitors alike. Its thriving communities, convenient location, and diverse amenities make it a fantastic place to live, work, and explore.