Located just a short distance to the north of London, Bedfordshire is a popular spot among domestic holidaymakers. The county's blend of vibrant towns and pristine countryside makes for an ideal place to unwind and get away from the stresses of everyday life. To add to that, it's also packed with fascinating attractions. One such attraction is the Church of Saint Peter, in Bedford, which is surrounded by ample hotels and guest houses.
A Charming Historical Building
The Anglican Church of Saint Peter sits in the De Parys area of Bedford, Bedfordshire's county town. This much-loved community centre occupies an historic building, which carries a distinct charm.
Though the site's religious history dates back thousands of years, the physical origins of today's church sit in Saxon era, when the central tower was constructed. In the 13th and 14th centuries, the church saw the construction of the Chancel's font and windows. Additions throughout the 19th and 20th centuries have helped turn the building into a unique and enchanting space, which still serves the community well today.
Although the church still holds regular religious services, that's not the only thing that attracts visitors from across Bedfordshire and beyond. The adjoining Chapter House (built in 1892 is packed with facilities which make it a perfect space for all kinds of community event.
Those looking to hire the Chapter House can benefit from a kitchen, toilets and ample local parking. For meals, the space can seat up to 50 guests. The church can also be hired for concerts, for which it can seat closer to 200.
Accommodation near The Church Of Saint Peter
Those looking for affordable accommodation in the centre of Bedford can head for the Park Inn by Radisson. In addition to low rates, guests benefit from conference space, a restaurant and even a billiards room. Also in the centre is the four star Bedford Swan Hotel, one of the best looking hotels in Bedfordshire, which includes a fully-equipped spa.
The Tennyson House Hotel offers an intimate accommodation choice in the north of Bedford. The charming B&B is within walking distance of the expansive Bedford Park.