We'll be building up a list of places of interest local to The Anchor that registered users can rate. This will help visitors to the area find the best places to go and might even provide some inspiration for us locals too. If you want more information on any of these, why not pop in and see us - we might have some further literature, advice or even discount tickets for some of them.
Bedford Tourist Information
The Eagle Gallery is a unique, artist-led gallery, run by a co-operative of 45 Bedfordshire artists. We provide an informal, accessible and friendly space to show original art works produced by our members.
We show a wide range of work embracing ceramics, glass, jewellery, sculpture, printmaking, collage and photography, as well as painting in oils, watercolour, acrylics and other media. Exhibitions change frequently and we have six solo or small group shows each year. Visitors have the opportunity to meet the artists, who can talk knowledgeably about what is on show.
The Gallery is also a venue where the local community can become involved with art through the lectures, demonstrations and workshops which we offer. Our garden is a tranquil place where we show sculpture and hold outdoor events in the summer.
Priory Country Park
Priory Country Park is an established green area, of around 360 acres, made up of lakes, meadows and woodland, partially enclosed within a bend in the river Great Ouse.
It is managed, for the benefit of both wildlife and visitors, by Bedford Borough Council as a site for passive recreation
The Shuttleworth Collection Library possesses a wealth of aviation information.
The Wimpole Estate
A working estate still guided by the seasons, with an impressive mansion and Home Farm
Willington Dovecote and Stables
Enjoy the tranquil setting of these outstanding Tudor stone-built dovecote and stable buildings, built for Henry VIII's 1541 visit.