Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Bedford

Enjoy the churches and other features of Bedford. This welcoming city is known for its riverfront, lake and spas. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Bedford

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Bedford a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Colmworth and North Bedfordshire Golf Club (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Bedford Autodrome (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Santa Pod Raceway (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Wyboston Lakes Golf Course (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Woburn Safari Park (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Gullivers Land (12 mi / 19.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Bedford

Travellers enjoy Bedford for its riverfront and lakeside setting. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Bedford. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bedford Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Swiss Garden (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Paxton Pits Nature Reserve (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Bletchley Park (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Salcey Forest (15.2 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Fermyn Woods Country Park (22.5 mi / 36.1 km)

Travelling to and around Bedford

The nearest airport is in London (LTN-Luton), located 18.4 mi (29.6 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Cambridge (CBG), which is 28.4 mi (45.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Bedford Station, Bedford St Johns Station and Kempston Hardwick Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay near Bedford?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 213 holiday rentals near Bedford. From 81 Houses to 96 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bedford for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bedford?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Bedford. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Kempston Hardwick Station: 209 holiday rentals
  • Bedford Station: 200 holiday rentals
  • Wyboston Lakes Golf Course: 279 holiday rentals
  • Woburn Safari Park: 241 holiday rentals
  • Flitwick Station: 242 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bedford listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Bedford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 81 Houses in Bedford. Our other popular types of Bedford holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 96 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 24 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 24 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Bedford?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 184 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Bedford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.