Situated in the beautiful rural county of Bedfordshire, Bedford is the county town with a population of around 80,000. Ideally situated on the Midland Main Line for commuting to major cities. The train line to London and Brighton is operated operated by Thameslink, and express services to London and the East Midlands operated by East Midlands Trains, giving the location fantastic transport links and access.
With beautiful parks available for leisure time, if you enjoy nature, Bedford is a lovely place to live. Both of the major parks are green flag rated, Bedford Park is the town's largest urban park and is located directly to the north of the town centre. The park retains many original Victorian design features, notably the lovely cricket pavilion and bandstand which are both still actively used. The second park, Priory Country Park is a large country park located to the north of the River Great Ouse in eastern Bedford.
In the historic centre of the town lies St Paul's Square, home to the town's principal church, St Paul's, With its iconic spire that dominates the skyline, it was built on the site of an early Minster already established before the Norman conquest in 1066. Construction on the present church began in the 13th century, but little remains from the original structure. It serves as the Civic Church of the Borough of Bedford and County of Bedfordshire
Some of the oldest architectural remains in Bedford, including two monoliths are located at St Peter's Church, on St Peter's Street.