Bedforshire is situated north of London and has a rich rural landscape. There are many areas of natural beauty, which include country parks, gardens and nature reserves. The Safari Park can be found at Woburn. The stately home, Woburn Abbey has been home to the Duke\'s of Bedford for over 400 years. The state apartments which are open to the public, include a superb collection of furniture and porcelain.
Glenn Miller, the American band leader was based in Bedford during the second world war. A bronze bust can be found of him at the Corn Exchange. The museum in Clapham is dedicated to Glenn Miller and has a unique collection of his things.
South Bedford has strong royal connections and is mentioned in the Doomsday book. Dunstable Downs is ideal for circular walks and there is a visitor centre and picnic areas.
Whipsnade is one of the largest wildlife conservation parks in Europe, set in 600 acres of beautiful parkland on the Chiltern Hills. The zoo is home to more than 2500 animals, many of which are endangered in the wild.
Leighton Buzzard lies between Luton and Milton Keynes. The Grand Union Canal was opened here in the early 1920\'s.