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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Cinema
“Very close cinema. If you're happy to head into town, visit Vue instead, which is brand new.”
  • 1 local recommends
Hotel
“A fantastic natural location with a myriad of rivers and lakes. The Priory Country Park is a huge sprawl of nature and activities - from bike hire, to long walks, to boating and bird-watching. A 5 minute walk away from the well maintained paths and you are in the middle of English countryside. Or head further into the built up areas and find yourself at Bedford's own Marina! Getting to the location is easy, and only 15 minutes by foot from the property.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Only a short ride in the car and with parking Pub restaurants and many different types of walk long, short, lake or forest”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“What a real treasure, such a lavish, niche family run independent top class restaurant. Usually have to book well in advance- but always worth a call to see if they have space ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Gym
  • 1 local recommends
River
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Pub/hotel serving good quality food in a great location. You probably need to book in busy periods. Phone:01234 261332”
  • 1 local recommends
River
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Typical beefeater. We have taken the grandkids there many times and the food is always good and prices are reasonable.”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
“We find this LIDLs less busy as well as good quality and value. It's near a Sainsbury's if you're after some less common items. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
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“A good Sainsbury's to use if you mostly want to use the LIDLs down the road - or need something on a Sunday after 4pm - open til 5pm ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“At £32 for a family ticket you get to see eagles, falcons, owls all in flight, even a stork on the wing. Children can see shire horses up close along with ponies, friendly goats and numerous avaries with birds of prey. The demonstration staff are knowledgeable and friendly. A sizeable cafe which is reasonably priced means you can spend a whole day there to entertain the children.”
  • 1 local recommends
Lounge
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  • 1 local recommends
Shopping Centre
“Shops include TK Maxx, Next, Pets at Home, Argos, Outfit (Oasis/Miss Selfridge/Warehouse etc), Boots, Matalan and Toys R Us ”
  • 1 local recommends