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To get you started on your journey, please find below our suggested itinerary for this tour.

We've also suggested attraction visits (at an extra charge) to make your tour even more memorable.

Please note the below are only suggestions and all attractions and fixtures offered are subject to availability.


Day 1

Coach pick-up from your bowls club (or location of your choice) and proceed to your choice of hotel located in Bedford's bustling town centre.


Day 2

Spend your first full day exploring the historic market town of Bedford, surrounded by countryside teeming with birdlife and flowers.

In the afternoon, Bedford Borough Bowling Club for your afternoon fixture.


Day 3

Spend a pleasant morning in the surrounds of Woburn Abbey and Gardens - a real Bedfordshire gem. (at guests' own cost).

Thereafter enjoy a fixture at the nearby Woburn Sands Bowling Club before heading back to your hotel.


Day 4

After a hearty Bedfordshire breakfast, depart your hotel to play a final fixture on your way home with suggestions such as Market Deeping Bowls Club to the north and Riverain Bowls Club to the south.


Bedford Swan Hotel

Location : Bedford Swan Hotel, The Embankment, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1RW

BTCR: 9.5/10

The Bedford Swan Hotel is a delightful and elegant 18th century Hotel located in the centre of Bedford. Built in 1794 for the 5th Duke of Bedford, it is now Bedford’s most historic Hotel. Following an extensive and costly refurbishment, there are now 113 rooms with Air-Conditioning, Flat Screen 32 inch LCD TV and High-Speed Internet Access. The River Room Restaurant, overlooking the River Ouse, serving freshly prepared cuisine in sumptuous and comfortable surroundings. More informal snacks, light meals and refreshments are served in the Lounge and 24 hour room service is available. The key feature of this hotel is its Roman Style Pool and Spa, where a range of holistic treatments are available.

  • The hotel has a working lift to all floors
  • The above rates includes full use of the hotel's leisure facilities such as an indoor swimming pool & jacuzzi operational at the time of the booking
  • Porterage is included in the rate
  • On-site coach parking will be provided at no additional charge
  • 3 course, 3 choice evening meal plus a vegetarian option followed by tea/coffee

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Woburn Abbey and Gardens

Location : Woburn, Bedfordshire, MK17 9WA

BTCR: 8.2/10

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Visit Woburn Abbey and Gardens to discover the history of Afternoon Tea, enjoy priceless treasures, uncover fascinating stories and stroll through beautiful gardens. Begin your visit with a two-mile drive through the deer park, where nine species roam freely.

Woburn Abbey has been the historic family home of the Earls and Dukes of Bedford for nearly 400 years, and it is still home to the 15th Duke and his family. Discover tales of imprisonment, beheadings, love affairs, grand tours, political reform and Royal visits. Explore the family’s fascinating stories set against the backdrop of over 250 works of art displayed in more than 20 rooms. Find out how Woburn came to display the largest collection of Venetian views by Canaletto; what was so extraordinary about Duchess Mary; the history behind the extensive silver and gold collections and Sèvres porcelain gift service; see the rooms Queen Victoria used when she stayed here and where former Prime Minister John Russell wrote his speeches.

In the Abbey Gardens, explore 28 award-winning acres, inspired by the designs of landscape gardener Humphry Repton, and developed by Woburn's dedicated team of gardeners. Explore the elegant horticultural designs, woodland glades and wild biodiversity areas. Discover the tropical Camellia House and take in the splendid views from the Rockery Pavilion.

Woburn Abbey and Gardens is one of The Treasure Houses of England, ten of the finest historic houses in England.

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Images reproduced by kind permission of His Grace the Duke of Bedford and the Trustees of the Bedford Estates.
Copyright remains with His Grace the Duke of Bedford and the Trustees of the Bedford Estates.

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Package Rate : From £309.00 per person

Available Tour Date: 12/07/2019 To 15/07/2019 (3 nights) Bedford Swan Hotel
Available Tour Date: 06/09/2019 To 09/09/2019 (3 nights) Bedford Swan Hotel

Additional dates on request

Payment Terms:
  • A non-refundable deposit of £450.00 will be required within 6 weeks of booking. 

Cancellation policy:

  • All our tours have a 45 day cancellation policy. At that point we will finalise the number of passengers on this tour.

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Visit Bedfordshire for flowing rivers, countryside teeming with birdlife and flowers, and of course a warm Bedfordshire bowls welcome.

What's included?

  • 3 or 4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast
  • 4 single rooms at no supplement
  • 4 or 5 days' coach hire
  • 3 mixed, 6 rinks fixtures
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits at all matches

Want to stay longer?

5, 6 and 7 night stays can easily be arranged - enquire now!

◾ Bedford Swan Hotel
Fri 12 Jul - Mon 15 Jul '19 (3 nights)
Fri 06 Sep - Mon 09 Sep '19 (3 nights)

Rate from: £309.00 pp / £60.00 SRS pp

Additional dates on request

BTCR BT Rating : 9.2/10

Single room supplement applies to a limit of 8 singles.

Need further information?

Please contact us and we will be delighted to assist you.

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