Things to see & do

Things to see & do

There are plenty of things to see and do both in and around Bedford, from museums and ancient relics, to beautiful outdoor spaces and brilliant late night entertainment.

Heritage Bedford

Heritage Bedford

Raising awareness of Bedford’s rich heritage and helping visitors get the most out of the time they spend in the town.

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Museums & galleries

Museums & galleries

The Higgins Bedford, The John Bunyan Museum, and an art gallery dedicated to music.

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Live Entertainment & After Dark

Live Entertainment & After Dark

A range of venues for live music, comedy, theatre and great nights out!

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Places to stay

Places to stay

Bedford’s Swan Hotel and Park Inn both provide beautiful views of the river.

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Outdoors & parks

Outdoors & parks

Plenty of green spaces and a beautiful river to enjoy a walk or let off some steam.

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Sports & leisure

Sports & leisure

Activities from athletics to swimming, dance and rowing as well as gyms and fitness classes.

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Sporting events

Sporting events

The passion and pride of Bedford: Bedford Blues Rugby Club, plus football and motor sports.

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Cinemas

Cinemas

Visit Bedford’s local multi screen cinema situated by the River Great Ouse.

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Public Library & Tourist Info

Public Library & Tourist Info

The best places to find public information, plan a great day out, or pick up a tourist guide.

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Churches

Churches

Bedford is home to beautiful churches dating as far back as the 13th century.

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Wildlife & zoos

Wildlife & zoos

Encounter a variety of wildlife just a short distance from Bedford.

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