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Biggleswade is a small regional centre for the surrounding villages, sited on the River Ivel. An old established town, Biggleswade dates back to the Roman era. In 1785 a fire that started at the Crown Inn swept through the town destroying almost a third of the houses. Today it is a popular place to live, as commuting into London is easy on the good rail service.

There is a market on Thursdays and a larger market every Saturday in the rather pleasant Market Square. Facilities in the town include a sports centre as well as a swimming pool.

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Tourist Attractions in and near Biggleswade to Visit



The Lodge RSPB Reserve 2.4 miles A Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Reserve.

Cockshoot Hill 4.1 miles Walk in the woods.

Stanford Lock 4.4 miles Walk along the River Ivel.

Rowney Warren 5.0 miles Popular Woods for walking in.



The Swiss Gardens 2.6 miles A late Regency garden created by Lord Ongley.



The Shuttleworth Collection 2.6 miles A collection of vintage and rare aeroplanes.

Ashwell Museum 5.6 miles This village museum illustrates village life as it was.


Out & About

Sutton A nice small village to visit.

Days Out around Biggleswade.

After a day out in Bedford, visit Harrold, a pretty village or the Shuttleworth Collection of old aircraft at Old Warden.

Towns Near Biggleswade To Visit - straight line distance:

Sandy (3.25 miles) Old Warden (3.42 miles) Shefford (4.48 miles) Baldock (7.39 miles)
How to get to Biggleswade
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Holiday Inn Garden Court Sandy
Girtford Bridge, London Road Sandy SG19 1NA
3.6 miles

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Tudor Oaks Lodge
Taylors Road Hitchin SG5 4AZ
4.3 miles

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Redwings Lodge Baldock
A1 Southbound, Hinxworth Baldock SG7 5EX
4.4 miles

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Champneys Henlow
Coach Road Biggleswade SG16 6DB

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The Green Man Stanford
Southill Road, Stanford near Biggleswade Biggleswade SG18 9JD

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The Crown Pub, Dining & Rooms
2 High Street, Henlow, Beds Biggleswade SG16 6BS

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Holiday Cottages
Shortmead Cottage
Biggleswade SG18 0FG
Sleeps 4
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Biggleswade Weather
Sunday 29th March
Day :Light rain12°C Light rain
Night :Clear skies3°C Clear skies
Monday 30th March
Day :Overcast skies13°C Overcast skies
Night :Overcast skies9°C Overcast skies
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