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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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Hotels & Accommodation in Bedford
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Castle Quay Apartments
Bedford, Bedfordshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Set in central Bedford, these modern apartments are only a few minutes’ walk from the Embankment. Free Wi-Fi is included and there is a choice of restaurants and cafes in the area....
More info and book online.. Price from £120.00
The Mill Hotel
Bedford, Bedfordshire, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
This family-run pub and inn is situated in Bedford city centre, within 5 minutes’ walk of the picturesque embankment and the cultural Castle Quarter....
More info and book online.. Price from £37.00
The Heights Apartment
Bedford, Bedfordshire, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
The Heights Apartment is a self-catering accommodation located in Bedford. It offers complimentary gym use, free parking and WiFi. The Heights Apartment features city views, and is accessed by a lift...
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Bedford, Bedfordshire, England (0.4 miles, 0.6 km)
Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Pilgrims Progress offers accommodation in Bedford. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Each room is fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the roo...
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Heron House by Claire Walton Property
Bedford, Bedfordshire, England (0.4 miles, 0.7 km)
Featuring free WiFi, Heron House by Claire Walton Property offers accommodation in Bedford. Bedford Hospital South Wing is 1.5 km away. Free private parking is available on site. All units feature a ...
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Lloyd Court by City Stay Apartments
Bedford, Bedfordshire, England (0.6 miles, 1.0 km)
Lloyd Court by City Stay Apartments offer modern accommodation in Bedford. A 12-minute walk from Bedford Train Station, these serviced apartments have allocated on-site parking and free Wi-Fi....
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Serviced Apartment Park Avenue
Bedford, Bedfordshire, England (0.8 miles, 1.3 km)All Accommodation in Bedford..
Situated in Bedford, this apartment features a patio. The property is 2.1 km from Bedford Hospital South Wing and free private parking is offered. Free WiFi is available throughout the property....
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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)|