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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 vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, Vrbo has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Bedford

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

  • 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 features

Exploring the natural features in Bedford

Travelers enjoy Bedford for its riverfront and lakeside setting. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation 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 center:

  • 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)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Bedford

The nearest airport is in London (LTN-Luton), located 18.4 mi (29.6 km) from the city center. 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Bedford, GB?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 230 vacation rentals around Bedford. From 97 condo and apartment rentals to 27 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Bedford?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bedford. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Sharnbrook: 65 vacation rentals
  • West End: 50 vacation rentals
  • Cople: 65 vacation rentals
  • Birds of Prey Centre: 375 vacation rentals
  • Wyboston Lakes Golf Course: 351 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Bedford! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Bedford?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bedford:

  • Milton Keynes: 218 rentals
  • Luton: 224 rentals
  • Peterborough: 183 rentals
  • Northampton: 198 rentals
  • St Albans: 10,860 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Bedford?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Bedford. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Birds of Prey Centre: 375 rentals
  • Wyboston Lakes Golf Course: 351 rentals
  • Bedford (XQD-Bedford Train Station): 371 rentals
  • Kempston Hardwick Station: 346 rentals
  • St. Paul's Church: 360 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bedford listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.