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Harrold-Odell Country Park

Carlton Road | Harrold, Bedford MK43 7DS, England
01234 720016
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Ranked #2 of 25 Attractions in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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English first
Bedford , England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This place is brilliant . After you have walked around the main lake you can sit down and enjoy a really good meal. The food in the cafe here is wonderful , home made soups and brilliant sandwiches , the list goes on. Although it is nice in the summer I think it is better in the winter , all... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The footpath around the lake makes for fab flora and fauna spotting and you can treat yourself at the end with delicious homemade food in the cafe.

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Northampton
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Lovely place for a walk around in the summer! There was a great ice cream van and the pathway was clean and clear. Lots of little places to sit with benches etc and easy parking facilities.

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a fab place to visit and it is free ! donation to car park optional but a couple of quid wouldnt hurt as the area is fantastic. A few issues - some people bit careless with dogs - inconsiderate letting them run off lead can be a bit disturbing - the cafe is.............. erm EXPENSIVE - with slices... More

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Lewisville, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Every time we visit England we make sure we go to Harrold-Odell Country Park. The little restaurant serves delicious meals and has quite a good variety considering the tiny kitchen. The desserts are fabulous and home-made. If the weather is good, the lake is beautiful, take a walk around and see the wildlife. A great place for families with young... More

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

walked round the lake with my wife. it is tranquil and scenic. great for dog walkers too. on this occasion it was a weekday morning so not many people about. the cafe serves good food ( most of the time)but it is a little expensive. however as an occasional treat it is fine. after all, it is in a beautiful... More

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great tea room but a bit expensive, so you may want to bring a picnic. They have a little play area and skate ramp for older kids. The walk around the lake is very scenic and not too long. Buy a bag of seed for 20p outside the shop and feed the ducks on your way around

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A group of die hard runners and cyclist have been using the cafe for a few years, mainly in the winter, and although the food is good, service is slow and bills are high. However recently on a glorious day we went there after a cycle ride. All tables taken inside, but no problem as there are picnic tables outside... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Scenic park in the pretty village of Harrold. Lots of wildlife, free parking, good quiet places but also an ice cream van, toilets and a good café.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The food here is good but it seems overpriced for what they offer. The views across the park and the lake are spectacular especially if there is room to sit on the terrace. Very busy at weekends.

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