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Things to Do in Biggleswade and Nearby Attractions

Biggleswade may be a small town but it offers lots to do and experience. Listed below are only a few of many things to do and places to visit in Biggleswade and nearby:

Shortmead House

Located on the outskirts of Biggleswade is a 16th century manor house which got its present appearance in the late 18th century. A popular wedding venue surrounded by 20 acres of land, most of which has been converted into gardens, an orchard, a lake and meadow. If you need some peace and tranquillity, an afternoon walk around the estate offers just that.

Jordans Mill

The historic mill and gardens is a great place to experience Biggleswade’s rich history. Located just outside the town overlooking the River Ivel, the Jordans Mill offers fun for the entire family throughout the year. After you’re done exploring the amazing history of the mill, you can relax at the Riverside Café and enjoy the sight of the River Ivel.

Birds of Prey Centre

If you like birds, you shouldn’t leave Biggleswade without visiting the Birds of Prey Centre. Housed by the Shuttleworth Estate, this amazing place is home to about 300 different birds of prey including vultures, falcons, owls, eagles, etc.

Stotfold Watermill & Nature Reserve, Stotfold (about 5 miles from Biggleswade)

A water mill that was restored after a fire in the early 1990s, surrounded by 8 acres of Local Nature Reserve is a unique blend of history and natural beauty. Please keep in mind that the site is mainly run by volunteers and as a result, it isn’t open every day so check the opening times in advance. If you would like to visit the Stotfold Watermill & Nature Reserve during non-opening days, please contact them via telephone or e-mail to arrange a visit if possible.

Intelligence Corps Museum, Chicksands (about 5 miles from Biggleswade)

The Intelligence Corps Museum is a great place to visit if you would like to get an insight into the intelligence world during the Cold War, learn more about the famous ENIGMA, activities of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and much, much more. The Museum can be visited only by appointment, so contact them to arrange a visit.

Shuttleworth Collection, Shuttleworth Aerodrome

Just outside Biggleswade you can visit the Shuttleworth Collection consisting of more that 50 aeroplanes from the early 1900s to the mid-20th century, many of which are the world’s only surviving examples that are still airworthy. On special days and evenings from May to October, you can also see some of the aeroplanes from the Shuttleworth Collection in the air.