Local Attractions


Whipsnade Zoo
Part of the London Zoo explore acres at the UK’s biggest zoo. Home to more than 2,500 animals, many of which are endangered in the wild, the Zoo’s impressive 600 acre (2.4km2) site can be found on the Chiltern Hills, near Dunstable, Bedfordshire.
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Ashridge Estate
Ashridge Estate is a 2,000 hectare area of the Chilterns Hills with beech and oak woodlands, commons and chalk downlands. The best way to explore the Ashridge Estate is on foot or by bike. Miles of footpaths and bridleways give you plenty of space to explore.
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Woburn Safari Park
For a day packed with animal encounters and wonderful wildlife, visit Woburn with over 80 species of animals including lions, tigers and bears. Your day out includes a Road Safari drive through animal reserves and a Foot Safari with keeper talks and demonstrations.
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Woburn Abbey
Set within 3,000 acres of Deer Park, home to nine free roaming species of deer. The Abbey’s captivating rooms and fascinating antiques show a personal side to a public family that has been instrumental in many significant periods of English history. The 22 rooms that visitors can explore, house one of the most significant private art collections in the world. Visitors can also explore 28 acres of Humphry Repton inspired gardens.
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Albans Cathedral
The building’s amazing mixture of architectural styles bears witness to the many centuries of its life, first as a monastic Abbey and now as a Cathedral. Down all those centuries countless pilgrims have come to honour the saint’s sacrifice and offer their prayers at his shrine – and they still come in their thousands today.
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Roman Verulameum
St Albans is on the site of one of the largest Roman settlements in Britain and you can find out about everyday Roman life at Verulamium Museum. You can also explore the rest of St Albans heritage, including; the War of the Roses and the Medieval Clock Tower.
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Knebworth House
One of England’s most beloved stately homes, Knebworth House is famous worldwide for its rock concerts and as the home of Victorian novelist Edward Bulwer Lytton. Knebworth Park offers a great day out for all the family, with fun activities for children, and lots to do for all ages, including Adventure Playground, Dinosaur Trail, a walk through history in Knebworth House and Gardens.
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