Bedford is a beautiful and vibrant town located in the heart of Bedfordshire, England. It is a town that has something to offer for everyone, from its stunning parks and gardens to its historical landmarks and modern amenities. One of the best places to live in Bedford is Castle Quarter, and in this blog, we will explore why.
Castle Quarter is a residential area located in the heart of Bedford town centre. It is a popular neighbourhood among locals and tourists alike, thanks to its prime location, excellent transport links, and abundance of amenities.
One of the biggest advantages of living in Castle Quarter is its proximity to the town centre. Everything you need is within walking distance, from supermarkets and convenience stores to restaurants, cafes, and bars. You can easily access all the major high street retailers and independent shops, making it the perfect place to indulge in some retail therapy.
If you are a fan of green spaces, then Castle Quarter has plenty to offer. Bedford Park, one of the largest and most beautiful parks in the town, is just a short walk away. The park has a variety of facilities, including tennis courts, a bowling green, a children’s play area, and a café. The park is also home to several events throughout the year, including outdoor concerts, theatre performances, and charity runs.
You just have to take a stroll down Bedford’s River Great Ouse. The Embankment is charming, elegant and full of features to explore and enjoy. From wildlife, to plants and tree’s to cute cafes and play parks. A very Victorian way to de-stress and reconnect.
Another great feature of Castle Quarter is its excellent transport links. The town’s main bus station is located just a stone’s throw away, providing access to all parts of the town and beyond. The town’s train station is also just a short walk away, making it easy to commute to London or other major cities.
For those who enjoy a night out, Castle Quarter has plenty of options. There are several pubs and bars in the area, offering everything from traditional ales to craft beers and cocktails. The area also has several restaurants and cafes, offering a range of cuisine from around the world.
Finally, Castle Quarter is a safe and friendly neighbourhood. The area has a strong community spirit, with residents often organising local events and activities. Crime rates in the area are low, making it a great place to raise a family or live alone.
In conclusion, Castle Quarter is an excellent place to live in Bedford. With its prime location, abundance of amenities, excellent transport links, and strong community spirit, it is no wonder why it is such a popular neighbourhood. Whether you are a young professional, a family, or a retiree, Castle Quarter has something to offer for everyone.
Me and my co-worker went to Bagota Coffee Company in Milton Keynes. My all time favourite thing about visiting this coffee shop was definitely the beautiful interior.
The Led lights saying 'Espresso Bar'. The silver fairy lights. The mini plants and the wood. Being inside gives off a very cosy, warm feeling. The best way to put it is it gives off a very festive feeling, and as that is mine and many others favourite time of year, I'm definitely not complaining about that!
They offer many different things to eat in or takeaway:
Homemade porridge (weekdays only)
Greek yogurt and Granola
Toast/Toasted bagel - with PB & Jam or PB & Banana
Cheese & Ham toastie
Meal deal (sandwich & a regular size hot drink)
Lemon chicken sandwich (chicken with lemon may and spinach on your choice of bread)
Salt beef bagel
Tuna, chilli, cheese melt
Mediterranean hummus bagel
As you can see in the image below, they have an area for you to attend to any work commitments you may have in peace. Why wouldn't you want to grab a coffee, maybe a snack if you fancy it, get your work out the way so you can enjoy the rest of your day?
Bagota is in central Milton Keynes which is perfect as it is easy to get public transport there and back. There are bus services available close by and it is also near the shopping centre, making it the perfect day out.