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Elstow Interchange A6/ A421, Bedford Bypass Junction, Wilstead Road, Elstow,
Bedford, MK42 9BF
Postcode for Sat Nav: MK42 9BF
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Not familiar with Bedford? Our team want to make your visit as enjoyable as possible so they're recommending their very favourite places to visit, eat, drink or just pass a few hours. Welcome to the local's guide to Bedford!


"Bodyflight is an indoors skydiving centre where you can experience the thrill of skydiving without the fear of having to jump out of a plane! You do need to pre-book but it’s worth trying out!"


"Flowrider is body boarding indoors (surf and wake board) and you can find it at Bodyflight. There are different price sessions but for a 30 minute taster its about £29.00 which for a novice its all you need. So much fun you forget you’re indoors! It’s apparently first of its kind in the UK. Great fun for all!"

The Riverside

"The best way to relax is with a stroll along the River Great Ouse, it winds through Bedford town centre but a few minutes stroll and your amongst the gardens with the colourful array of flowers and trees, ducks, cyclists and picnic areas, you would think you're in the middle of the countryside!"


"If you’re interested in the old Abbeys, Bedford provides one of the oldest Abbeys in the country. Take a stroll to the ancient village of Elstow to Elstow Abbey founded by Countess Judith in 1078. There is lots of history to the Abbey and then you can read all the literature in one of the many pubs in the area."

Themed Nights

"If you want a great night out locally then the best place to be is Tre Fratelli, they hold themed nights where you can enjoy a traditional Italian two course meal (good selection) and dance the night away for around £25.00. For larger parties, they will provide a mini bus free of charge to pick you up from the hotel! Great service and fun entertainment!"


If you enjoy cycling, why not try the national cycle route 51 which will take you down the River Great Ouse to Priory Country park? If you carry on East on this track, a new addition takes you further round following the river. When you finish at Danish Camp, you can enjoy a variety of refreshments or hire a boat and let someone do the work whilst you enjoy a relaxing boat trip.

The views and opinions expressed in the contents above are those of the individuals mentioned and do not necessarily reflect the views of Holiday Inn Express or assosciated organisations. We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of, or otherwise endorse, these views, opinions or recommendations. The content contained in the recommendations is presented for informative purposes only.


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