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a Historic Market Town in the county of Bedfordshire

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About Bedford

After the Saxons built a fortified settlement at Bedford in 915, the Danes pillaged it in 1010, and Henry II granted it a charter in 1166. Today Bedford is the County town with a beautiful riverside setting on the great River Ouse. Bedford is an educational centre noted for its Harper Trust Schools and its associations with with native son John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progress, who was born in 1628 at Elstow on the outskirts of Bedford.
Bunyan was arrested in 1660 for Nonconformist preaching and he spent the next 12 years where he began his world famous book; the religious allegory Pilgrim's Progress, which was published in 1678. Since then, Pilgrims Progress has been translated into over 200 different languages and is one of the most successful books ever printed.

Many of Bedfords attractions are centered around John Bunyan, with statues and museums, one of which has on display over 150 copies of Pilgrims Progress from all around the world. The Bunyan Meeting House on Mill Street displays relics of the writers life, and the Bedford County Library contains his work including a copy of his first book which was published in 1656, Some Gospel Truths Opened.

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Bedford Swan Hotel in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England4 stars

Bedford Swan Hotel

Bedford, Bedfordshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
With a stunning location overlooking the Great Ouse River in Bedford’s town centre, the 18th-century Bedford Swan Hotel features a Roman-style pool and a hot tub. Its elegant restaurant boasts 2 AA ...
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Embankment Hotel in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England4 stars

Embankment Hotel

Bedford, Bedfordshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
The Embankment Hotel is in a beautiful location beside the River Ouse. Only a few minutes’ walk from the town centre, this riverside setting overlooks quiet gardens and a Victorian bridge....
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Park Inn by Radisson Bedford in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England3 stars

Park Inn by Radisson Bedford

Bedford, Bedfordshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
The Park Inn by Radisson Bedford is a wonderfully vibrant hotel, set in the busy market town of Bedford. Relax in the RBG Bar before dining in the RBG Restaurant or work out at our Innaction health an...
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Castle Gate Serviced Apartments in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England

Castle Gate Serviced Apartments

Bedford, Bedfordshire, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
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The Mill Hotel in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England

The Mill Hotel

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Bedford St. Johns Station(0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Bedford Station(0.6 miles, 1.0 km)
M1 Junction 13(9.7 miles, 15.5 km, direction SW)
M1 Junction 14(11.3 miles, 18.2 km, direction SW)
London Luton Airport(18.3 miles, 29.5 km, direction S)
Cambridge Airport(27.6 miles, 44.4 km, direction E)
Bedford to London(45.6 miles, 73.4 km, direction S)

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