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Bedford

Suffolk  |  England

BedfordTownBridgeNightJan2007.jpg

Coordinates: 52°08′01″N 0°27′28″W / 52.1337°N 0.4577°W / 52.1337; -0.4577

Bedford is the county town of Bedfordshire, in the East of England. It lies in the south of the wider Borough of Bedford, of which it is the administrative centre. The Bedford Built-up Area – which includes Kempston, Elstow and Biddenham – forms the 69th largest Urban Area in England and Wales with a population of 106,940. The wider borough, including a rural area, had a population of 157,479.

Bedford was founded at a ford on the River Great Ouse, and is thought to have been the burial place of Offa of Mercia. Bedford Castle was built by Henry I, although it was destroyed in 1224. Bedford was granted borough status in 1165 and has been represented in Parliament since 1265. Bedford is included in the Bedford parliamentary constituency, which includes Kempston and is represented by Richard Fuller. Bedford is well known for its large population of Italian descent. It also has an increasingly large south Asian population, especially Punjabis, and is home to the largest Sikh Gurdwara in the UK outside London.

Bedford is the northern terminus of the Thameslink railway line that runs to London and Brighton.

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Big cities nearby

East of England    (12 km)


Towns nearby

Ampthill    (12 km)

Burwell    (19 km)


Smaller towns nearby

Kedington    (5 km)

Hundon    (6 km)

Wickhambrook    (8 km)

Clare    (9 km)

Woodditton    (9 km)

Clare Suffolk    (10 km)

Balsham    (12 km)

Moulton Suffolk    (13 km)

Barrow Suffolk    (14 km)

Glemsford    (14 km)

Hempstead    (14 km)

Barrow    (15 km)

Bottisham    (15 km)

Great Yeldham    (15 km)

Exning    (16 km)

The Abingtons    (16 km)

Fulbourn    (17 km)

Finchingfield    (18 km)

Great Chesterford    (18 km)

Long Melford    (19 km)

Red Lodge    (19 km)

Sible Hedingham    (19 km)

Teversham    (20 km)


Villages nearby

Great Thurlow    (very near)

Little Thurlow    (very near)

Barnardiston    (3 km)

Great Wratting    (3 km)

Cowlinge    (4 km)

Little Wratting    (4 km)

Stradishall    (5 km)

Withersfield    (5 km)

Carlton    (7 km)

Sturmer    (7 km)

Brinkley    (8 km)

Denston    (8 km)

Dullingham    (8 km)

Horseheath    (8 km)

Sturmer Essex    (8 km)

West Wickham    (8 km)

Weston Colville    (8 km)

Wixoe    (8 km)

Ousden    (9 km)

Shudy Camps    (9 km)

Stansfield    (9 km)

Stetchworth    (9 km)

West Wratting    (9 km)

Ashley    (10 km)

Depden    (10 km)

Westley Waterless    (10 km)

Ashen    (11 km)

Ashen Essex    (11 km)

Bartlow    (11 km)

Birdbrook    (11 km)

Castle Camps    (11 km)

Dalham    (11 km)

Hargrave    (11 km)

Hawkedon    (11 km)

Ridgewell    (11 km)

Denham St Edmundsbury    (12 km)

Ovington    (12 km)

Rede    (12 km)

Belchamp St Paul    (13 km)

Chedburgh    (13 km)

Denham    (13 km)

Rede Suffolk    (13 km)

Boxted    (14 km)

Boxted Suffolk    (14 km)

Brockley    (14 km)

Chevington    (14 km)

Gazeley    (14 km)

Great Wilbraham    (14 km)

Hadstock    (14 km)

Hildersham    (14 km)

Belchamp Otten    (15 km)

Hartest    (15 km)

Higham Forest Heath    (15 km)

Little Wilbraham    (15 km)

Stanstead Suffolk    (15 km)

Kennett    (16 km)

Kentford    (16 km)

Snailwell    (16 km)

Stanstead    (16 km)

The Saxhams    (16 km)

Belchamp Walter    (17 km)

Castle Hedingham Railway Station    (17 km)

Chippenham    (17 km)

Swaffham Bulbeck    (17 km)

Babraham    (18 km)

Castle Hedingham    (18 km)

Horringer    (18 km)

Lawshall    (18 km)

Shimpling    (18 km)

Swaffham Prior    (18 km)

Herringswell    (19 km)

Hinxton    (19 km)

Little Chesterford    (19 km)

Reach    (19 km)

Stow cum Quy    (19 km)

Westley    (19 km)

Alpheton    (20 km)

Nowton    (20 km)


Other locations nearby

Little Bradley    (very near)

Thurlow    (1 km)

Great Bradley    (2 km)

Bradley    (3 km)

Attleton Green    (5 km)

Babel Green    (5 km)

Carlton Cambridgeshire    (5 km)

Clare Rural    (5 km)

Calford Green    (6 km)

Kirtling    (6 km)

Boyton End Suffolk    (7 km)

Brinkley Cambridgeshire    (7 km)

Coltsfoot Green    (7 km)

West Wickham Cambridgeshire    (7 km)

Back Street    (8 km)

Burrough Green    (8 km)

Cardinals Green    (8 km)

Lidgate    (8 km)

Ashley Cambridgeshire    (9 km)

Baythorne End    (9 km)

Bumpstead Rural    (9 km)

Poslingford    (9 km)

Stoke by Clare    (9 km)

Castle Camps Cambridgeshire    (10 km)

Cheveley    (10 km)

Helion Bumpstead    (10 km)

Helions Bumpstead    (10 km)

Camps End    (11 km)

Steeple Bumpstead    (11 km)

Thurston End    (11 km)

Cavendish    (12 km)

Fenstead End    (12 km)

Hargrave Suffolk    (12 km)

Moulton Rural    (12 km)

Ovington Essex    (12 km)

Six Mile Bottom    (12 km)

Ashdon    (13 km)

Cavendish Suffolk    (13 km)

Chevington Suffolk    (13 km)

Linton Cambridgeshire    (13 km)

Newmarket Rural    (13 km)

Somerton Suffolk    (13 km)

Stambourne    (13 km)

Stambourne Green    (13 km)

Tilbury Juxta Clare    (13 km)

Belchamp Saint Paul    (14 km)

Brockley Green    (14 km)

Brockley Suffolk    (14 km)

Hempstead Essex    (14 km)

Pentlow    (14 km)

Cornish Hall End    (15 km)

Great Saxham    (15 km)

Great Wilbraham Preceptory    (15 km)

Little Abington    (15 km)

Little Saxham    (15 km)

Little Yeldham    (15 km)

Thingoe Rural    (15 km)

Whepstead    (15 km)

Audley End    (16 km)

Foxearth    (16 km)

Great Sampford    (16 km)

Ickworth    (16 km)

Radwinter    (16 km)

The Abingtons Cambridgeshire    (16 km)

Toppesfield    (16 km)

Audley End Suffolk    (17 km)

Great Abington    (17 km)

Harrow Green    (17 km)

Kennett Cambridgeshire    (17 km)

Liston    (17 km)

Little Walden    (17 km)

Mickley Green    (17 km)

Sewards End    (17 km)

Borley    (18 km)

Burwell Cambridgeshire    (18 km)

Chippenham Cambridgeshire    (18 km)

Halstead Rural    (18 km)

Hanningfield Green    (18 km)

Hart s Green    (18 km)

Hawstead    (18 km)

Hibb s Green    (18 km)

Landwade    (18 km)

Lawshall Green    (18 km)

Liston Essex    (18 km)

Little Sampford    (18 km)

Long Meadow    (18 km)

Pampisford    (18 km)

Shimpling Street    (18 km)

Bridge Street    (19 km)

Bridge Street Suffolk    (19 km)

Bulmer Essex    (19 km)

Gestingthorpe    (19 km)

Hawkspur Green    (19 km)

Lode Cambridgeshire    (19 km)

Reach Cambridgeshire    (19 km)

Red Lodge Suffolk    (19 km)

Risby    (19 km)

Risby Suffolk    (19 km)

Rodbridge Corner    (19 km)

Stanningfield    (19 km)

Westley Suffolk    (19 km)

Woburn Bedfordshire    (19 km)

Bradfield Combust with Stanningfield    (20 km)

Bulmer    (20 km)

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute    (20 km)


Landmarks nearby

HM Prison Highpoint South    (3 km)

Kirtling Tower    (6 km)

Rowley Hill    (7 km)

Lidgate Castle    (8 km)

Ancient House    (10 km)

Cheveley Castle    (10 km)

Clare Castle    (10 km)

Clare Castle Country Park    (10 km)

Beech House Stud    (11 km)

Moyns Park    (11 km)

Barham Friary    (12 km)

Dalham Hall    (12 km)

Denham Castle    (13 km)

Desning Hall    (13 km)

R Cotton s Ground    (13 km)

RAF Newmarket    (13 km)

Stour Valley Path    (13 km)

Swaffham Bullbeck    (13 km)

The National Stud    (13 km)

Granta Park    (16 km)

Burwell Castle    (18 km)

Hedingham Castle    (18 km)

Little Sampford Moat    (18 km)

Bridge End Gardens    (19 km)

Hanley Grange    (19 km)

Leightonstone    (19 km)

Melford Hall    (19 km)

Saffron Walden Castle    (19 km)

Spains Hall    (19 km)

Walden Castle    (19 km)

Wandlebury Hill Fort    (19 km)

MRC Human Nutrition Research    (20 km)

Walden Abbey    (20 km)


Churches nearby

Clare Priory    (10 km)

St Peter and St Paul s Church    (10 km)

St Mary the Virgin s Church    (13 km)

Church of St Cyriac and St Julitta    (17 km)

Coldham Cottage    (18 km)

Holy Trinity Church    (18 km)

St Nicholas    (18 km)