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Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.


In the early Middle Ages Bedford was a market town built upon the River Great Ouse where its Castle once proudly stood but was destroyed by fire in 1224. There is no shortage of things to do in around Bedford with Bedford Museum, De Grey Mausoleum and Cecil Higgins Art Gallery within Bedford town and popular attractions of Woburn, Wrest Park and The Glenn Miller Museum a little further afield. Out of town you will discover pretty villages, traditional pubs and country fairs. With the cities of London to the South, Oxford and Cambridge to the West and East respectively - Bedford provides an ideal centre for touring Bedfordshire and its neighbouring counties.

FILM LOCATION: Scenes from 'Batman Begins' and 'The Dark Knight' were filmed in Bedford.

TWINNED: Bedford is twinned with Bamberg, Germany • Arezzo, Italy • Rovigo, Italy • Włocławek, Poland

Bedford Tourist Information Centre: Town Hall St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SJ. Tel: 01234 221712

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