Places to visit in Bedfordshire

You don't have to go far from Bedford or the city of Luton, to explore the chalky landscape of Bedfordshire. Here you'll find the Chilterns, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Lamb on the hillside at Dunstable Downs

Dunstable Downs 

Signs of Spring are everywhere at Dunstable Downs. Take a walk along the blooming hedgerows, watch the frolicking lambs as they take their first steps around the fields and revel in the sunshine after a long winter. Once you’ve had your fill of the outdoors, stop by our shop and buy a kite or grab a coffee Wander across beautiful Dunstable Downs and see spring all around you. Hedgerows bursting with life and lambs frolicking in the fields. Pause for a moment and take in the spectacular views stretching across five counties, and why not enjoy a cuppa from the outdoor serving hatch a the Visitor Centre?

View of the trees at Sharpenhoe Clappers


Sharpenhoe is made up of four countryside areas to the north of Luton. Sundon Hills, Moleskin and Markham Hills, Sharpenhoe Clappers and Smithcombe Hills.

Autumn walk in woodland at Dunstable Downs bedfordshire

Whipsnade Tree Cathedral 

This incredible Tree Cathedral, made from trees, shrubs and plants, was created after the First World War in the spirit of 'faith, hope and reconciliation'.