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Wyboston Lakes Hotel

Wyboston Lakes Hotel

Great North Road, Bedford MK44 3AL

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (215 reviews)

Located in Wyboston, this spa hotel is 0 mi (0 km) from Wyboston Lakes Golf Course and within 9 mi (15 km) of Paxton Pits …

£66
Bedford Swan Hotel

Bedford Swan Hotel

The Embankment, Bedford MK40 1RW

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (392 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bedford, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Paul's Church and Bedford Park. Colmworth and …

£66
Wyboston Lakes Executive Centre

Wyboston Lakes Executive Centre

Great North Road, Wyboston, Bedford MK44 3AR

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Wyboston, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Wyboston Lakes Golf Course and within 9 mi (15 km) of Paxton Pits …

£57
Needham House Hotel

Needham House Hotel

Blakemore End Road, Hitchin SG4 7JJ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (99 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this spa hotel is 6 mi (9.6 km) from Knebworth House and within 16 mi (25 km) of Hatfield House …

£63
Park Inn by Radisson Bedford

Park Inn by Radisson Bedford

2 St. Mary's Street, Bedford MK42 0AR

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (308 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bedford, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Paul's Church and Bedford Park. …

£43
Barns Hotel

Barns Hotel

Cardington Road, Bedford MK44 3SA

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (45 reviews)

Situated in Bedford, this hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from St. Paul's Church and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Bedford Park. Shuttleworth …

£66
Garden Court Sandy

Garden Court Sandy

Girtford Bridge, London Road, Sandy SG19 1NA

3.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (103 reviews)

Situated in Sandy, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Shuttleworth Collection, Swiss Garden, and Wyboston Lakes Golf Course …

£44
Hallmark Hotel Flitwick Manor

Hallmark Hotel Flitwick Manor

Church Road, Flitwik, Bedford MK45 1AE

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (50 reviews)

Located in Flitwick, this eco-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Woburn Safari Park, Woburn Abbey, and St. Paul's …

£86
Redwings Lodge Baldock

Redwings Lodge Baldock

A1 Southbound Hinxworth, Baldock SG7 5EX

2.5 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (227 reviews)

Located in Stotfold, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Shuttleworth Collection, Swiss Garden, and Knebworth House. …

£29
Days Inn Stevenage North

Days Inn Stevenage North

Extra Services Jnctn 10 A1m, Baldock SG7 5TR

2.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (294 reviews)

Located in Radwell, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Shuttleworth Collection, Swiss Garden, and Knebworth House. St. …

£33

Pocket Guide: Biggleswade Swiss Garden Hotels

Bedfordshire is a county best known for its delightful stretches of stunning natural countryside. This beautiful, rural county attracts a large number of visitors each year from all around the world. The handful of charming and busy towns around the county play host to some fascinating attractions, completing the package. The Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth is one of the most enchanting attractions in the county. There also plenty of exquisite hotels in the surrounding area, making it a welcome addition to visitors' itineraries.

A Unique Outdoor Space

While many visitors to Bedfordshire come to the county for the untouched countryside, the Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth is an equally magical outdoor sight, crafted carefully by man.

The Swiss Garden was put together by the eccentric and wealthy Lord Ongley between the years 1824 and 1832. At great expense, he created a singular landscape which mirrored the topography of Switzerland to a greater degree of accuracy than you'd think imaginable in a county just a few miles from the centre of London! To complete the eccentric project, Ongley used to host large parties with Swiss themes. Reportedly, his servants were required to dress up in Swiss costumes for the duration of the parties.

Also at Shuttleworth

The Shuttleworth estate comprises plenty more than just the Swiss Garden. The site also features a stunning Victorian mansion and the impressive Shuttleworth Collection. The Shuttleworth Collection houses a huge number of vintage aircraft, motorcars and bikes collected by an enthusiastic and wealthy aviator in the 1920s. The collection has been open to the public since 1963.

Hotels near the Swiss Garden

Shuttleworth and the Swiss Garden are located in Old Warden, a short distance south-east of the county town of Bedford. Its location means visitors can choose from some of the best hotels in Bedfordshire.

Staying in central Bedford is incredibly convenient, thanks to its excellent transport links. The Park Inn by Radisson offers a central location and affordable prices. From here, it couldn't be easier to explore the countryside of Bedfordshire, as well as the town's many exciting attractions.

Those looking for a rural retreat which is ripe for relaxation can head to Champneys Henlow, which is equipped with a first-rate spa and plenty of luxurious accommodation.

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