The pretty market town of Bedford was founded at a ford on the River Great Ouse – a fact reflected in its name, alongside an homage to Saxon chief Beda. The river remains a focal point, especially for the hotels and B&Bs lining the water’s edge, offering guests wonderful views and the occasional boat trip. For something different, try a converted granary or piggery – Bedford has all kinds of places to stay, bookable on Culture Trip.
De Parys has been delighting guests with its home-from-home feel since the 1940s. There’s a personal touch to everything that happens at this friendly B&B, from the spotless rooms to the lovingly prepared breakfasts. Reasonable rates make De Parys especially popular for business trips and quick Bedford stopovers.