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Bedford Travel Guide: 47 reviews and 82 photos
Bedford is known as the home of John Bunyan (1628-1688), author of The Pilgrim's Progress. After serving in the Parliamentary army during the English Civil War, he became one of England's leading Puritan thinkers, writers, and preachers. However, the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660 also made the Church of England the only recognized church in the country. Non-conformists were imprisoned, including Bunyan. During this time, he authored his famous works.
Bedford is an attractive town on the banks of the River Great Ouse, in East Anglia. It has some excellent markets, and several historic churches.
This is the old Town Hall in Bedford.
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This is Bedford's main shopping centre, at least in the town centre. It has most of the major chain stores found... more travel advice
Bedford is a very attractive town, with plenty of parks along the River Great Ouse. One can spend hours exploring them. more travel advice
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