Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Carole Matthews

Clare Littleford

John Hegley 

Mike Shevdon 

P J Whiteley 

Rachel Lewis 

Toby Litt

Nicola Barker

Edward Marston

Local directory

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Places to eat and drink

Elstow Tea Garden

209 Church End



MK42 9XT

Tel: 01234 926677

Tel: 07484 884008

Ashpoles Tearoom

91 High St



MK44 1PE

Tel: 01234 782723

Fancy Bakery
35 Roff Avenue


MK41 7TH

Tel: 01234 930991 

Cakestand and Crumb

7 Kings Arms Yard


MK45 2PJ

Tel: 07843 574 379

Southill Vintage Tea Room and Store

55 High Street
SG18 9JB

The Coffee Pot

112 Dunstable Street



MK45 2NG

Tel: 01525 841473


Bedfordshire lies slightly to the east of England and is a county of beautiful countryside including the Chiltern Hills. It is an historic county that has hosted royalty over the centuries. From cottages  and stately homes to parks and wildlife centres, to bustling towns hosting carnivals and cultural events, this county has something for everyone. 

Places to visit

Woburn Abbey and Safari Park, Whipsnade Zoo, Chiltern Hills, Luton, Bedford, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Woburn, Biggleswade, Ampthill, Warden Abbey Vineyard, Stockwood Discovery Centre, Wrest Park.

Map  by Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons. Not affiliated with The Travelling Reader.

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