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New Homes in Bedfordshire 

 

Make the Move 

Located in the east of England, the county of Bedfordshire is made up of a number of towns, cities and villages. 

With both urban and rural areas, buying a new home in Bedfordshire presents you with many options. Whether you opt for Luton, Bedford, or one of the many other locations within the county, you won’t be disappointed.

Things to see and do

The Dunstable Downs are one of Bedfordshire’s highlights. Enjoy lovely views and discover its three sites of Special Scientific interest while exploring miles of trails and footpaths, where you’ll encounter an abundance of plants and wildlife.

Another key attraction is  Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable. The UK’s largest zoo, it offers many unique features such as a night in ‘Lookout Lodge’ where you can spend a night surrounded by rhinos and elephants in your own private lodge. Guides will keep you informed with facts and stories about the animals you’re staying with.

At Leighton Buzzard, a trip back in time can be enjoyed on a 70 -minute ride on a light stream railway. Originally running on tracks laid down in 1919 to transport materials from local quarries, it is now a popular attraction.

Luton is one of Bedfordshire’s most popular areas to live in. Here you’ll find Stockwood Discovery Centre, Wrest Park and Wardown Park Museum, alongside great shopping and excellent transport links. 

Bedford is a further popular option, with a selection of museums and galleries such as the John Bunyan Museum and Rock City Art. It also has a thriving Italian community which has led to an impressive selection of Italian restaurants.

Transport Links

Bedfordshire has great transport links whether you’re travelling by road, rail or air.

Three of England’s six main trunk roads pass through Bedfordshire. The A1 London to Edinburgh road runs close to Biggleswade and Sandy, while the A5 London to Holyhead Road passes through Dunstable. 

The M1 motorway also has three junctions around Luton, one serving Bedford and another serving Milton Keynes

Local roads such as the A428 run east-west through Bedford Borough and the A6 from Rushden to Luton. 

Three of England’s main train lines pass through Bedforshire. The West Coast Main Line has one station at Leighton Buzzard and is served by London Midland trains to London Euston and Northampton.

The East Coast Main Line has stations at Arlesey, Biggleswade and Sandy, served by Great Northern services to King’s Cross and Peterborough.

Luton and Bedford are served by the Midland Main Line, with trains to several destinations operated by East Midlands Trains and Thameslink.

Luton is Bedfordshire’s nearest airport. Offering both domestic and international flights, the airport is easy to reach and offers people living in Bedfordshire a convenient travel option.