Gateway to the big city

With the Dunstable Downs on its doorstep and London a 50-minute train ride away, Dunstable provides the perfect mix of city and countryside. Head into London for culture, culinary delights and enough couture to keep you shopping 'til you drop, or retire to the hills of the Downs for a country walk and a good pub lunch.

Nature on your doorstep

Walk seven minutes out of Dunstable's town centre, and you're met with breathtaking views of the Chiltern Hills. The Dunstable Downs form just part of this huge expanse of countryside, with rolling hills and lush woodlands stretching in every direction - you'd be forgiven for thinking you're starring in a remake of The Sound of Music. So grab your trainers and pack a picnic - the Dunstable Downs make for a great day out.

Go wild at Whipsnade Zoo

Kids and adults alike will love Whipsnade Zoo, a 20-minute drive south of Dunstable. With animals from cheetahs and elephants to sea lions and penguins, Whipsnade has a huge collection of animals cared for as part of a wider London zoo conservation project. Planning a trip to Dunstable? Travelodge Luton is situated just 10 minutes away at the heart of Luton, while Nearby Travelodge Toddington M1 Southbound is 20 minutes north on the M1.