I spent last week at Warden Abbey, just outside Old Warden near Bedford (and Biggleswade). It’s a Landmark Trust property for up to five people (one double bedroom, one triple). It’s a great way to spend a weekend too, as long as there’s plenty of coal and wood to keep the fire going.
We took a visit to Bedford Museum (which really isn’t that great, unless you want to see a stuffed vampire bat), but Sunday lunch at the Fox and Hare in Old Warden was very good, although it needs booking about two days in advance.
Here are some photos:
A view of the building from the south:
The main room, with fireplace (and Ann):
One of the chimney stacks:
Some information about the abbey in Bedford Museum:
It’s possible to get out onto the roof:
Ann climbing through the hatch:
Jo Lintonbon climbing through the hatch:
Bob Blundell on Warden Abbey roof, looking more like The Bob Monster than anything else:
The fire at Warden Abbey:
A Viking ‘fighting’ display at Bedford Museum (this was a special event):