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Best parks in Bedfordshire

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“For a day packed with animal encounters and wonderful wildlife, visit Woburn with over 80 species of animals including lions, tigers and bears. Today, it is an award winning attraction which makes a valuable contribution to conservation. Most of all, it is a place where families can enjoy being together and seeing animals in a beautiful environment. Your day out includes unlimited repeat circuits of the Road Safari drive through animal reserves, followed by adventures in the Foot Safari with a fantastic daily programme of keeper talks and demonstrations. Most of the leisure activities at Woburn Safari Park are included in your great value ticket price. ”
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“Woburn Abbey first opened to the public in 1955 and has welcomed visitors from all over the globe. There are 22 rooms that you can experience, which house one of the most significant private art collections in the world. As you explore the many individual rooms of Woburn Abbey, you will also discover 18th-century French and English furniture, magnificent silver and gold collections, in the underground vaults, and a marvellous range of porcelain and many privately collected items treasured by generations of the Russell family. These captivating rooms and fascinating antiques show a personal side to a public family that has been instrumental in many significant periods of English history. ”
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History Museum
“Wardown Park is the jewel in the crown of Luton’s parks with outstanding features, such as the fountain and boating lake, and a rich history. It is one of seven district parks in Luton, providing a green refuge within walking distance of the town centre It provides an oasis of calm within walking distance of the town centre. The historic significance of the park is acknowledged by its inclusion as Grade II on the English Heritage Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, particularly due to the rarity of the combination of Victorian and Edwardian purpose-built design features that make-up the Park.”
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“This is a great place if you would like a walk and there is a nice café which does drinks and lunches. It does get busy when the weather is good.”
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“Lovely national park and lake. The coffee shop overlooks a chiselled valley. ”
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“The pillared halls and elegant lounges, individual period rooms, formal gardens and the award-winning Wernher Restaurant create a unique ambience of gracious living which is without equal in the local”
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“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.”
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“A big park with a small lake, children's play area and a coffee shop - a lovely spot ”
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Nature Preserve
“The reserve sits on the Greensand Ridge, overlooking the River Ivel valley and includes areas of broadleaved and coniferous woodland, acid grassland and heathland. The area surrounding The Lodge was covered in heathland prior to the 19th century, when it was ploughed up for agriculture or planted with non-native conifer species for forestry.”
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“National Trust managed, it's wonderful for walks in it's very dense forests. By the Ashridge monument there's a nice NT coffee shop serving food and hot drinks. ”
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“A lovely place to go for a walk no matter the weather. Also has skate park facilities, child's play area. And paths to walk along to look at the airport runway and watch planes take-off. Enjoy a nature walk, see wildlife, or walk the dog! In the summer, thousands of flowers are out in full colour.”
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“Only a short ride in the car and with parking Pub restaurants and many different types of walk long, short, lake or forest”
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“Nice place for a picnic, flying a kite, or recreating a Luis Suarez' penalty dive :) ”
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