The county of Bedfordshire is located north of London, in an area of England that is affectionately known as the Home Counties. Bedfordshire has been given this title as it is within a comfortable commuting distance of the capital. Whilst there are a few older towns within the county (e.g. Bedford itself), there are a number of newer towns that were created in the area as a way of providing emergency housing for those that lost their homes during the terrible London Blitz of WWII (e.g. Dunstable). Rental houses in Bedfordshire will always be appointed to a good standard and should provide a fantastic base in order to go off and explore the surrounding area.
Your holidays in Bedfordshire are never going to be dull, there is just far too much to do around the county. You must set some time aside to visit the county town of Bedford. There are a number of attractions here including several good museums and plenty of shopping opportunities. Other activities widely available in and around the county includes swimming, fishing, golf, cycling, walking and rambling, tennis, badminton and skating.
One thing you will discover on your holidays in Bedfordshire is that you are well placed to go off and explore some of England’s most popular cities. After London, which is a very short drive down the M1 motorway, Oxford must rank at a close second. This historic city has to be the most famous university town in the world and whilst there, you will soon discover how much of the city centre is devoted to this institution. One other very popular activity to enjoy, whilst in Oxford, is to punt along the Thames and perhaps take a picnic along with you too.
For your holidays in Bedfordshire, you can expect to experience a typical temperate climate. This means that there are mild summers and relatively cool winters. The average temperature during the summer will rise to 21 degrees Celsius during the months of July and August. Winters will see the average temperature drop to around 7 degrees Celsius. Being more easterly, Bedfordshire experiences an annual rainfall figure in the region of 22 inches.
There is a perfectly located airport which is literally bang-smack in the middle of the county - London Luton Airport (LTN). This is one of the 5 official airports that serve the capital, and as such, this means Luton is a very busy airport. Several airlines serve the rest of the UK and these include easyJet and Ryanair. Bedfordshire has good road and rail connections with the rest of the UK and the M1 motorway runs through it: connecting London to the south and the north of England and even Scotland to the north.