Tips for Bedford mini-bus and coach tourism

Useful tips for Bedford bus groups with ‘what to see’ and ‘what to do’ items and  ‘bus- friendly’ or must see tourist sites in Bedford. Check our list of attractions before planning your bus tour with a stop or departure in Bedford. Let us know if your favourite attraction or ‘bus-stop’ is not there and you think we should add it to our list of Bedford highlights.

City Tours in Bedford

You can rent a bus in Bedford for tours in the city or in Bedfordshire Region. With the Port of New Bedford you can enjoy different tours of Bedford. By this tour you can explore the city in a fun way. During high season, on 4 different times participate in this tour. For the tourist who has never visited this city, this is a very good introduction.

Bedford Suspension Bridge

Bedford Suspension Bridge credit: Mary T Moore CC BY 2.0

Walking tour of the city

In the city are many beautiful museums to sightseeing as New Bedford Whaling Museum and others. This is within walking distance and so easy to match with a walking tour of the city. At Bedford County on the St. Juliana Street, you can take a guide but you can also choose the guide on an ipod so you can do the tour at your own pace.

Guru Nanak Gurdwara

Guru Nanak Gurdwara credit: Ozzy Delaney CC BY 2.0
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What to see and do in Bedford


After a day to have fun on the Bedford explores attractions and things to do close the day with the lively nightlife that the city has to offer. So you can go in to The Bedford Hill, here are all kinds of different theme nights that you should not miss! There is cabaret nights, karaoke and fun theme nights.

There is also the Disco The Angel and this nightclub has different theme nights. There are evenings where you can enjoy a nice drink and live music, so a real place for the music lover. This nightclub is located on The Broadway.

Business Travel and Tourism

If you need to arrange and attend a conference or a seminar than Bedfordshire is the perfect place for you. There are many hotels near to these conferences to keep or to organize, you can do this at Bedford Borough Council and this is an organ of the Government.

Congresses in Bedford is a good option, this city is easy to reach. There is a wide range of hotels in this city where meeting rooms. Also Luton and Harpenden are cities that are easy to reach and where there are many hotels are those business options. There is a hotel In Bedford aimed especially at conferences,  here can be 10 to 1000 guests and is also very easy to reach. It is 450 meters to go to the famous Grand Place.

Golf Travel and Tourism

There are also many different spots where you can enjoy a beautiful place to waves. An example is Bedford & County Golf Club, this is a golf club which is good to reach and for the player who likes a challenge. There are also events for women and children; the golf club has 18 holes. This golf club can be found on the Green Lane in Bedford. Another beautiful golf club is Bedforshire Golf Club and is located on the Spring Lane in Stagsden. This club has 18 holes and they are very extensive holes, the golf club business conferences.

For further information, please consult the following website, here you will find all necessary information for golf lovers.

Travel and Tourism in Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire is divided into 3 districts, Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Luton. The capital of Bedfordshire is Bedford and this town also has a lot to offer for tourists, this is on this page, explained why.

Church of St Mary, Studham, Central Bedfordshire

Church of St Mary, Studham, Central Bedfordshire credit: Peter O"Connor aka anemoneprojectors CC BY-SA 2.0


The town offers many various activities and therefore, the city is also attractive to anyone. So is there in Bedford the Bedford Park, where you can work out, relax or enjoy the beautiful nature.


This city is known for its beautiful nature. With your tour with private transport in a rented bus with driver around Bedfordshire, you can visit if you are a nature lover, you can enjoy beautiful walks through the parks and enjoy the unique parks.

 Leighton Buzzard

This city is very historical and also has many museums and places to visit as a tourist. This city has numerous small parks where you can walk or a sport. Rushmere Park Leighton Buzzard is highly recommended if you like a nice quiet environment.

What to see during your tour in Bedford with a hired minibus

The Forest Centre

This is located in a park of 600 hectares of land and only minutes away from the city of Bedford. A great place for a family trip, but is also quite nice for a group of friends free on-site parking and the entrance is free of charge. You can hire a nice stroll or a bike ride; also you can relax here and enjoy the view to the Lake in The Lakeside Café. This is the perfect place for a wonderful day of relaxation.

Aerial View, Bedford, Inglaterra

Aerial View, Bedford, Inglaterra credit: Ozzy Delaney CC BY 2.0

John Bunyan Museum

Here you can by the life and times of John Bunyan walking; this was a famous preacher, pastor and author. You can see in this museum artifacts from him but also you can see everything here and watching his most famous work " The Pilgrim"s Process ".

Upon entering the museum, visitors are greeted by a three-dimensional model of Bunyan toward the end of his life. Visitors are invited by Bunyan to accompany him as he looks back on his life. You come all sorts of different reconstructions and information points against during a visit to this museum.

Sharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust

This is a friendly society where 200 guests are welcome at this theater. The building is situated on a very beautiful place to the River Ouse to the Mill Road. Here are several shows and various events are also featured on this beautiful location. Many customers who have visited this are very satisfied and therefore it is definitely worth going here once. Oasis

Beach Pool

Guests can also enjoy a day of swimming in this tropical paradise. This is a very unique swimming pool with waves, water cannons, bubbles, water mushroom, slides and more! In summer you can also enjoy a large outdoor swimming pool. This is the perfect opportunity for young and old to make fun or just relax in a lovely hot tub. This pool is located on Cardington Road and is easy to reach by public transport.

Kids World:

If you want to go a day with the children get away then Kids World the perfect place and can be found on the Kingsway. This is a paradise for children where all kinds of playground equipment are where your children will never get bored. After a day of Kids World you can also shut down your day with a delicious meal in the restaurant of Kids World. There is also Wi-Fi so you as a parent do not have to get bored and the children will have a perfect day.


You can enjoy shopping in the town of Bedford; the largest shopping centre in the city is The Harpur Centre and is open all week. This Center has a whopping 34 shops giving you plenty of choice from the stores you want to visit. This Center is covered, so you don"t have to be afraid getting wet if it"s a day raining or cold. In this centre there are many exclusive shops and there is even a Primark! The Centre is very easy to reach and just a few meters from the bus station, it is also only a 10 minute walk from the train station.

Bedford market

Bedford market credit: Ronald Saunders  CC BY-SA 2.0

Good food

In the town of Bedford is a wide range of lively restaurants, bars and cafes where you delicious and extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you really want to enjoy the British cuisine, head to Corner 5 Restaurant, at the Box end Road, here they serve traditional British cuisine and there is also a large garden where you can dine in fine weather. Another restaurant in Bedford is the restaurant The Park pub & kitchen to Kimbolton Road, in this restaurant you can order different international cuisine and there is also a very large selection of wines for the wine lover. Also, you can enjoy small snacks Tappas and in Bedford at the restaurant Andaluz on the Castle Road. Tappas is the name of a wide variety of appetizers or snacks in the Spanish cuisine and this restaurant is also often visited by tourists who stay in Bedford.


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