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Priory Country Park

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Address: Priory Country Park Barkers Lane, Bedford MK41 9DJ, England
Phone Number:
+44 1234 211182
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

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Beautiful and peaceful

I'm lucky enough to live next door to the park and I walk round the lake most days. The wildlife, especially the birds are numerous and I often see Kingfishers, which is always a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm lucky enough to live next door to the park and I walk round the lake most days. The wildlife, especially the birds are numerous and I often see Kingfishers, which is always a thrill. Sunrises across the lake are beautiful. There is also a new cafe by the lake which I have visited only once...it was ok, still finding... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a lovely park, great place to walk your dogs [mine used to love the "beach" effect at the end of the lake and would love to paddle] Its beautiful in the Spring and Summer with lots of quiet places amongst the busier areas which attract lots of families. So much for everyone to do and so good to... More 

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Thank Carol Ann P
Bedford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good country park to walk in all weathers, with lots of wildlife either by the lake or river. Small play area to entertain children. New tea rooms offer good snacks and drinks in a friendly and warm environment .

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Thank Colin B
Bedford
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go there occasionally for a stroll around the lake. Takes about 30 minutes at a leisurely pace. There are areas at the sde, such as the 'finger lakes' to explore. At one end there's a slalom run (canoes) but I've only ever seen one event, and theres a marina at the other end for mooring boats. Car parking is plentiful.... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's something for everyone here. Serene walks around the finger lakes where you can watch the wildlife. Longer walk around the big lake on gravelled paths suitable for buggies and wheelchairs, where you can windsurf and fish. Log built adventure playground with a small zip-wire. Loads of space for kite-flying, ball games, dog walking, picnics. Beefeater restaurant and Travelodge hotel... More 

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Thank Gillian C
Gatehouse of Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love a circular walk, which is provided here and the opportunity to pop into the Priory Marina for a coffee or light lunch is ideal.

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Thank Chris S
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Lovely priory park, lots of birds, ducks swans, cfe, resturant. Good place for children to play. and great for dog walking. The new cafe by the visitor centre is very good. Also the Marina pub next to the lake is very good for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a coffee. Great place to visit.

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Thank Jean L
Bedford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely Priory Country park is the best place in Bedford town to walk your dog. There are so many different routes and paths you can take so you can switch each walk up or stick to a good routine with either a short 20min walk around just the front fields, a 35minute walk around the main lake or a long... More 

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Thank Amanda A
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Priory country park is great all year around as long it's not raining. Free parking. No catering facilities (unless is summer, the ice cream will be there). The park itself is massive and you could get lost in there. I tots love it there. Great for exercise as well.

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Bedford, UK
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Great place for walking, running, bird watching, dog walking. Delightful maze and playground for kids. Water sports on the lake. New cafe a welcome addition.

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