Bedford is the county town for Bedfordshire in the East of England and is a community-focused area that has plenty for all the family to see and do.
Bedfordshire has a wealth of heritage, wildlife, nature and archaeology to offer. The River Ouse runs through Bedford town centre and visitors can take a relaxing stroll down the riverside walk which runs from one side of the town to the other.
Should you wish to attend a concert, comedy act or musical the Bedford Corn Exchange hosts a variety of events throughout the year and is only a short trip away from our Bedford hotel.
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Holiday Inn Express Bedford is also ideally located for the home of European Drag Racing, Santa Pod Raceway. For motor racing fans our Bedford hotel is just 40 miles from the Silverstone circuit if you are looking for somewhere to stay for the grand prix book quickly!
Family fun is limitless with the Oasis Beach Pool 10 minutes away from our hotel, Bedford Park with a host of free fun events for the family is close by and the Bedford International Athletic Stadium is 15 minutes drive if you are a spectator or taking part in a sporting competition.
Bodyflight and Flowhouse are the UK's premier extreme sports destination. Try your hand at indoor skydiving, indoor surfing, a 125ft Powerfan jump or the 30mph zip wire; Or if none of that takes your fancy just relax in the luxury spa on site.
In addition to local shops offered in Bedford town centre our Holiday Inn Express hotel is 5 minutes from the Interchange Retail Park and 10 minutes from Aspect Leisure Park so family restaurants and branded stores are all in easy reach.
Here are just a few of the near-by attractions to visit:
Elstow Moot Hall Distance: 0.7 MI / 1.13 KM
Cecil Higgins Art Gallery Distance: 2.3 MI / 3.7 KM
Bedford Museum Distance: 2.4 MI / 3.86 KM
Priory Country Park Distance: 4.5 MI / 7.24 KM
Bedford International Athletics Stadium Distance: 3.2 MI / 5.15 KM
Houghton House Distance: 5.5 MI / 8.85 KM
Twinwood Airfield Distance: 5 MI / 8.05 KM
Bodyflight and Flowhouse Distance: 7.2 MI / 11.6 KM
Wrest Park Gardens Distance: 7.7 MI / 12.39 KM
Swiss Garden Distance: 9.2 MI / 14.81 KM
Cowper & Newton Museum Distance: 10 Miles
Woburn Abbey & Safari Park Distance: 10.5 MI / 16.9 KM
Santa Pod Raceway Distance: 12 Miles
Bushmead Priory Distance: 13.1 MI / 21.08 KM
Letchworth Museum & Art Gallery Distance: 14 Miles
Leighton Buzzard Railway Distance: 20.6 MI / 33.15 KM
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park Distance: 20.3 MI / 32.67 KM
Knebworth House & Gardens Distance: 20.6 MI / 33.15 KM
Silvestone Race Circuit Distance: 37.5 MI / 60.35 KM