Historical treasures in Kempston
Once the largest village in England, Kempston is now classed as a small town. Situated just a few miles from Bedford, it has its own rich history dating back to medieval England. All Saints' Church dates back to 1100, while two further churches were added to the town in the 19th century.
Nearby, you'll find plenty of other historical attractions, including the picturesque Elstow Moot Hall, which houses a collection of the life and works of John Bunyan.
Unwind at Priory Country Park
Situated on the outskirts of Bedford, ten minutes from Kempston, Priory Country Park is the perfect place to spend an afternoon in the fresh air. With 360 acres of lakes, meadows and woodlands to explore, you'll find stunning views around every corner. The park is also popular for the variety of activities on offer: from walking and cycling to canoeing and sailing, there's plenty to keep you occupied.
Visit the county town of Bedford
As the county town of Bedfordshire, Bedford is the go-to place for things to do while you're staying in Kempston. As well as several country parks, you'll find the Forest of Marston Vale and the popular Birds of Prey Centre, where you can meet birds including an American Bald Eagle.
Elsewhere, you'll find plenty of shops and cafes to visit, as well as a number of specialist museums - including the quirky Panacea Museum.
Planning a trip to Kempston? Travelodge Bedford Hotel places you at the heart of the county town, while Travelodge Bedford Marston Moretaine Hotel is just 10 minutes from Milton Keynes and Luton, too.