Bedford

Town:Bedford
Location: > > Bedfordshire



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Top Descriptions

Bedford is a small riverside town in the county of Bedfordshire and a popular commuter destination. With excellent rail links to , a central location, and a recent surge in urban development, many people are moving here to experience life on the . And it’s a multicultural place too, with one of the largest proportions of Italians in the UK, and thriving Indian and Polish communities. But as scenic as the ‘town of markets’ might be, there is a rougher quality to Bedford – as there are with many similar settlements in , especially on the high street at the weekend. Nevertheless, whether you’ve grown up in Bedford or have just moved here, there is certainly enough on offer in the surrounding areas to keep you busy for some time – even if it is quite grey and flat. – Daniel
 
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Top Tips

Keep an eye out for the development that’s progressing in town. Along with the recently refurbished , this should breathe a new bit of life into the town.
If you’re looking for a pleasant park close to the town centre, then the might make for a good choice – especially if you’re a dog walker or it’s a clear day.
It’s worth looking into . It’s a lovely spot on a clear day, and it’s particularly exciting because of the that’s based there.
 
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The Location

What should we know?

Name in local script:Bedford
Also known as:A Town of Markets
 
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Environment type:hill, lake, river, woods
Location type:rural, town, urban, village
 
Religion type:Christianity, Islam, Sikhism

What can we see or do there?

Events:Bedford River Festival
 
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Shops:, ,
 
Animals:squirrels
Birds:pigeons, swans

How much will it cost us?

Currency:British Pound (GBP)
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When should we go there, and for how long?

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High season:July, August
Low season:November, January, February

How can we get in contact?

Language(s):English, Italian
Timezone:UTC+00:00, UTC+01:00
Country calling code:44

How can we get there?

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:8
Travel time to attractions:15 minutes
Travel time to next location:55 minutes
 
Altitude:85m
Population:79190
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Local Availability

ItemSizeAverage Cost
Beer (multinational)500mlGBP1.25
Beer (national)500mlGBP1.02
Fizzy drink1 litreGBP0.40
Fruit juice1 litreGBP0.90
Gin (multinational)1 litreGBP16
Gin (national)1 litreGBP13
Milk1 litreGBP0.75
Oil1 litreGBP1.20
Rum (multinational)1 litreGBP17.50
Rum (national)1 litreGBP14
Vodka (multinational)1 litreGBP17
Vodka (national)1 litreGBP13
Water1 litreGBP0.60
Whisky (multinational)1 litreGBP18
Whisky (national)1 litreGBP14
Wine1 bottleGBP4.60
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Almonds100gGBP1.25
Apples1kgGBP1.60
Bananas1kgGBP0.72
Bell pepper1kgGBP1.95
Bread1 loafGBP1.30
Carrots1kgGBP0.60
Chillies1kgGBP10
Chocolate (multinational)1 barGBP0.50
Chocolate (national)1 barGBP0.30
Coconut milk1 canGBP1.35
Cucumber1kgGBP1.25
Eggs1 dozenGBP1.80
Garlic1kgGBP7.50
Ginger1kgGBP3
Honey1 jarGBP1.50
Ice cream1 unitGBP0.85
Jam1 jarGBP0.75
Onions1kgGBP0.75
Oranges1kgGBP2.30
Pasta1kgGBP1.70
Peanut butter1 jarGBP1.45
Peanuts100gGBP1
Potatoes1kgGBP1
Raisins100gGBP0.30
Rice1kgGBP1.10
Sandwich1 unitGBP1.10
Tomatoes1kgGBP1.75
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Antifungal shampoo1 bottleGBP4
Conditioner1 bottleGBP1.80
Condoms1 packGBP3
Deodorant1 canGBP1.20
Floss1 packGBP1.50
Hand sanitizer1 bottleGBP1.10
Laundry soap1 barGBP1.30
Razors1 packGBP3
Sanitary towels1 packGBP1
Shampoo1 bottleGBP1.45
Soap1 barGBP0.70
Tampons1 boxGBP1.50
Toilet roll1 unitGBP0.50
Toothpaste1 tubeGBP1
Washing powder1 boxGBP1.50
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Antiseptic cream1 tubeGBP1.65
Bandages1 packGBP0.45
Chapstick1 unitGBP1.25
Contact lens solution1 bottleGBP1.80
Headache tablets1 packGBP0.40
Ibuprofen1 packGBP0.45
Mosquito repellent1 bottle
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Nail clippers1 setGBP1.50
Plasters1 packGBP1
Sun cream1 bottleGBP4.50
Sunglasses1 pair
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Batteries4-packGBP3.25
Chilli powder100gGBP1.80
Cigarettes (multinational)20-packGBP9.34
Cigarettes (national)20-packGBP7.64
Coriander100gGBP2.10
Cumin100gGBP2.15
Fuel1 litreGBP1.22
Internet1 hour
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Lighter1 unitGBP0.90
Matches1 packGBP0.73
Paprika100gGBP1.84
Travel multiadapter1 unit
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Travel plug1 unitGBP3.10
Turmeric100gGBP1.84
Stock1 packGBP1

Local Cuisine

DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Bagel (loaded)GBP6.95
Banana splitGBP5.95
BhajiGBP2.95
Biryani (meat)GBP7.95
Biryani (vegetarian)GBP6.95
BologneseGBP8.95
BruschettaGBP5.62
BurgerGBP10.95
Burger (cheese)GBP11.95
CalamariGBP12.75
CarbonaraGBP8.93
Cheese boardGBP10.95
CheesecakeGBP5.88
Chicken wingsGBP6.85
CrabGBP8.95
Curry (South Asia – meat)GBP7.95
Curry (South Asia – vegetarian)GBP6.95
Curry (Southeast Asia – meat)GBP10.95
Curry (Southeast Asia – vegetarian)GBP10.95
Duck (sauce)GBP4.50
Fillet (fish)GBP17.45
Fish and chipsGBP12.95
FishcakesGBP8.38
French friesGBP3.23
Fried rice (meat)GBP10.95
Fried rice (vegetable)GBP10.95
Garlic breadGBP3.23
DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Ice cream (sundae)GBP5.47
KebabGBP3.50
Lamb chopsGBP17.95
LasagnaGBP10.45
Mashed potatoesGBP3.50
Meat ballsGBP10.95
MezzeGBP11.95
Mixed grillGBP20.62
MusselsGBP9.55
NaanGBP1.95
Noodles (meat)GBP10.95
Noodles (vegetable)GBP10.95
OmeletteGBP6.95
Onion ringsGBP2.50
PaniniGBP3.99
PapadumGBP0.60
Pasta (meat)GBP9.28
Pasta (vegetable)GBP7.95
PâtéGBP4.95
Pilau rice (meat)GBP2.30
Pizza (loaded)GBP9.95
Pizza (simple)GBP7.95
PrawnsGBP9.32
DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Ravioli (meat)GBP10.95
Rice (steamed)GBP2.73
Rice (sticky)GBP3.50
RisottoGBP11.28
SaladGBP6.09
Salad (meat)GBP7
Samosas (meat)GBP2.95
Samosas (vegetable)GBP2.95
Sausage and mashGBP13.95
Skewers (meat)GBP9.23
Soup (meat)GBP5.85
Soup (vegetarian)GBP5.85
Spring rollsGBP4.95
SteakGBP16.28
Stir fry (meat)GBP10.95
Stir fry (vegetable)GBP10.95
Tom YumGBP6.50
Whole (fish)GBP15.95
BeverageAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Beer (multinational)GBP3.73
Brandy (shot)GBP3.50
Champagne (bottle)GBP27.48
Cider (bottle)GBP4.20
CocktailGBP5.90
CoffeeGBP2.50
Fruit juice (fresh)GBP2.47
Gin (shot)GBP3.23
Iced teaGBP3.95
Port (bottle)GBP28.95
Port (glass)GBP2.95
Prosecco (glass)GBP5.50
Rum (shot)GBP3.23
Soft drinkGBP2.33
Sparkling waterGBP2.95
TeaGBP2.50
Tea (herbal)GBP2.50
Tequila (shot)GBP2.95
Tonic waterGBP2.30
Water (2L)GBP5.68
Whisky (shot)GBP3.55
Wine (bottle)GBP15.95
Wine (glass)GBP4.22

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