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Family-run working mixed arable farm with a flock of 1000 free range laying hens plus turkeys and geese. One double bedroom, one twin/family room, plus bunkhouse, all en suite. Thorncote Green is a picturesque hamlet within easy reach of many interesting places to visit.
Things to see and do in Bedfordshire
Dunstable Downs are part of the Chiltern Hills, in southern Bedfordshire in England. They are a chalk escarpment forming the north-eastern reaches of the Chilterns. At 243 m, Dunstable Downs are the highest point of the county of Bedfordshire. Much of the downs are managed by the National Trust.
Leighton Buzzard Light Railway
The Leighton Buzzard Light Railway (LBLR) is a narrow gauge light railway in Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire, England. It operates on a 2 ft (610 mm) gauge, and is just under 3 miles (4.8 km) long. The line was built after the First World War to serve sand quarries north of the town. In the late 1960s the quarries switched to road transport and the railway was taken over by volunteers, who now run the line as a heritage railway. It is one of Britain’s leading narrow-gauge heritage railways, which celebrated 90 years of continuous operation in 2009.
Priory Country Park
Priory Country Park is an established green area, of around 360 acres, made up of lakes, meadows and woodland, partially enclosed within a bend in the river Great Ouse.
The Shuttleworth Collection is an aeronautical and automotive museum located at the Old Warden airfield in Bedfordshire, England. It is one of the most prestigious in the world due to the variety of old and well-preserved aircraft.The Collection is famous for its regular flying displays. During the season, all of the airworthy aircraft are flown in displays, alongside visiting aircraft from other operators and from other Services, re-creating flying during the Edwardian period, the First World War, the peacetime years of the twenties and thirties and the Second World War. Modern aircraft are also a regular feature and provide an intriguing contrast with the veteran and vintage types.
A visit to The Swiss Garden takes you back to the early 19th century, when an interest in ornamental gardening and picturesque architecture first came together. The Swiss Garden, Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire, created in the 1820s by Lord Ongley, is a late Regency garden and an outstanding example of the Swiss picturesque. The Swiss Cottage provides the main element for this unusual and atmospheric garden. It provides the principal aspect for a number of contrived vistas which lead the eye towards this attractive thatched structure.
Woburn Abbey has been the home of the Dukes of Bedford for nearly 400 years. As well as being set in 3,000 acres of beautiful grounds, the great house itself is full of unique history and is a remarkable record of 400 years of English history. This includes the story that led the 14th Duke to creating a charity called the Tavistock Trust.
Woburn Safari Park
Woburn Safari Park opened in 1970 and was the second Safari park to open after Longleat in the UK. 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. We hope that you enjoy your visit.
Woodside Animal Farm
You are able to feed, handle and stroke most of the animals. Specially organised ‘Animal Encounters’ are run daily throughout the year. During these our staff will host interesting talks and demonstration with some of our more exotic animals.
Wrest Park is a country estate located near Silsoe, Bedfordshire. It comprises Wrest Park, a Grade I listed country house, and Wrest Park Gardens, which surround the mansion.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Get up close to some of the biggest, rarest and most majestic animals alive - including elephants, tigers, lions, rhinos and giraffes.... and 2,500 more! With so much to see and do, a visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is the perfect day out for people of all ages. The park covers 600 acres, and can be located from miles to the north and from the air because of its large white lion hill figure carved into the side of the Dunstable Downs (part of the Chiltern Hills) below the penguin and bison enclosures.
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