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Wrest House, Silsoe, Bedfordshire

About Silsoe

Blessedly spared from the ravages of modern traffic now drawn away by the building of a by-pass, Silsoe has a lovely High Street lined with architectural gems from several periods.

Silsoe is mostly noted for Wrest Park, a mansion in French Chateaux style which was the home of the de Grey family. Surrounding the house there are over 90 acres of garden and parkland laid out in the early 18th-century and later enhanced by Capability Brown. Here amid spectacular settings you can see a rich array of historic garden buildings and statues. The French garden with its exquisite fountain is particularly beautiful. The Orangery built by Earl de Grey is of note, so too is the Bath House. These dreamy gardens are very atmospheric of their era and provide a fascinating visit for all the family. They are in the care of English Heritage as is the de Grey family mausoleum at Fitton.

The parish church dedicated to St.James, is built of local sandstone and has a lofty, embattled clock tower. Although built early in the 19th-century, the church depicts traditional English church style and on entering one gains the overall impression of a church belonging to an earlier age.

The village lies off the A507 within a network of interesting towns and villages. There is a close-by waterfowl park, traditional pubs, cafes and restaurants.

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(3.2 miles, 5.2 km, direction NW of Silsoe)

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Old Warden (23 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Bedfordshire

(6.1 miles, 9.9 km, direction NE of Silsoe)

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Woburn (30 Pictures) in the county of Bedfordshire

(8.3 miles, 13.3 km, direction W of Silsoe)

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Bedford (71 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Bedfordshire

(8.8 miles, 14.1 km, direction N of Silsoe)

Bedford is the historic County town of Bedfordshire with a beautiful riverside setting on the great River Ouse. John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's has strong associations with this town...

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Wrest House, Silsoe, Bedfordshire

Wrest Park House and Gardens (70 Pictures)

(0.8 miles, 1.3 km)

Wrest Park House was once the home of the de Grey family whose Mausoleum is at nearby Flitton. The gardens form a charming.....

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Cainhoe Castle (2 Pictures)

(1.6 miles, 2.6 km, direction NE)

The remains of a late 11th or early 12th century motte and bailey castle with three baileys. Cainhoe castle was probably occupied.....

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Houghton House (24 Pictures)

(3.2 miles, 5.1 km, direction NW)

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Rowney Warren (1 Pictures)

(3.8 miles, 6.0 km, direction NE)

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(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction NE)

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(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction NE)

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(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction NE)

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