Bedford is a lovely market town in the historic county of Bedfordshire, where you’ll find plenty of unique shops, free family events and an array of independent restaurants to add to your holiday fun. The town offers relaxing experiences for residents and visitors alike, especially if you check out the Bedford Charter Market, one of the oldest in the UK. It’s held in St Paul’s Square and has unique local produce and handicrafts, continuing a tradition that has been in place since the 16th century.

Family travellers are sure to enjoy a trip to Bedford thanks to its numerous attractions, such as Herrings Green Activity Farm, which provides tractor rides and up-close encounters with a variety of birds of prey. Additionally, the Summerfields Miniature Railways has 3 railway lines, and you can take in scenic views while riding a miniature locatmotive, adding a whimsical element to the experience.

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    Bedford is a historic market town and the county seat of Bedfordshire with a range of museums and unique, quirky family attractions. You can visit the famed St Paul's Square, relax in Priory Country Park or visit museums chronicling the history of the region. You can settle in for a brew or head for the local charter market for fresh...

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