Special Events


Guided Town Walks

B.A.T.G. Guided Walks 2019
Walks leave the Old Town Hall in St. Paul’s Square, Bedford (close to the gold painted letterbox) at 11am every Sunday (May to September). Walks last about 90 minutes, cover 1-2 miles and access is generally suitable for the less mobile. Please check when booking. The Silent Faces walk starts from the War Memorial on the Embankment opposite Rothsay Road. Children of all ages are most welcome on all of our walks but children aged 12 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult. Each walk costs £3 per person and must be pre booked.
Please visit www.bedfordtourguides.org for more information.

I Never Knew That
The most commonly heard phrase after the completion of a guided walk. This walk encompasses all that information about Bedford and its many features that you never knew!
Walks on 5th May, 30th June, 1st September

The Life and Times of John Bunyan
Bedford’s most famous son. Born in Elstow parish but spent much of his life in Bedford and in particular Bedford gaol. Visit the sites of the cottage in which John and his family lived, the churches in which he worshipped and the gaol in which he spent 12 long years and wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress.
Walks on 11th May, 21st July, 22nd September

World War II Bedford
One of our most popular walks revealing the secrets and mysteries of life in Bedford during World War II. What famous people were here and why? What was meant by the BBC during the War when announcing a programme from “Somewhere in England”? And why has Bedford been called the “Spy Capital of the World”?
Walks on 19th May, 4th August, 15th September

Who Lived in a House Like That?
Bedford has many impressive properties, often built as homes for the professional and the wealthy. Many survive though few are still family homes. Join us to find out who lived where and why these Bedfordians were so important to the town.
Walks on 26th May, 23rd June, 18th August

The Rise and Fall of Bedford Castle
The Normans were swift on their arrival in this country to build a castle of great size in Bedford. Discover the castle’s story and why it was demolished.
Walks on 2nd June, 28th July, 8th September

The Silent Faces of Bedford
Bedford has many impressive statues and memorials. They cannot tell their own story – but we can and do!
Walks on 9th June, 7th July, 25th August

The Jewel in the Crown
The jewel in Bedford’s crown is undoubtedly the Great River Ouse and its Embankment. Find out how the construction of this part of the town came about and hear about the many important features which stand on either side of the river and which can easily be overlooked.
Walks on 16th June, 14th July, 11th August, 29th September

To book please call the Box Office on (01234) 718044.

Unfortunately we will not be hosting the Bedford Bamberg Beer Festival this year.


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