The Terracotta House is positioned in Clapham; a charming village in the county of Bedfordshire, is an idyllic destination for anyone seeking a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Located just a short distance from the bustling town of Bedford, Clapham boasts a rich history, picturesque scenery, and a range of activities that will appeal to visitors of all ages.
In this blog post, we will explore some of the reasons why you should consider visiting Clapham and retreating to The Terracotta House.
Clapham is a historic village that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086. The village has managed to preserve much of its original charm and character, with many of the original buildings still standing. A stroll through the village's winding streets will take you past beautiful thatched-roof cottages, Tudor-style homes, and Georgian mansions.
The village of Clapham is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and there are several walking trails that visitors can explore. The most popular trail is the Clapham Circular Walk, which takes you through fields, woodlands, and along the River Great Ouse. The walk is suitable for all ages and abilities and provides stunning views of the surrounding countryside. There are also several picnic spots along the way, making it an ideal place to spend a lazy afternoon.
Bedford River Festival
The Bedford River Festival is one of the largest outdoor events in the UK and takes place every two years. The festival celebrates the River Great Ouse and its importance to the town of Bedford. Clapham is just a short distance from Bedford and is an excellent base for anyone attending the festival. The festival includes live music, street performers, a funfair, and a spectacular fireworks display. There are also a variety of food and drink stalls, selling everything from traditional fish and chips to international cuisine. Book tickets here
Woburn Abbey and Safari Park
Just a short drive from Clapham is the magnificent Woburn Abbey and Safari Park. The park covers over 300 acres and is home to a range of exotic animals, including tigers, lions, elephants, and rhinos. Visitors can take a guided tour of the park or explore on their own. The park also has a range of activities for children, including a tree-top adventure course, a soft play area, and a miniature railway.
For those interested in history and architecture, the Woburn Abbey is a must-see attraction. The abbey was originally founded in the 12th century and has been home to the Duke of Bedford's family for over 400 years. The abbey is open to the public, and visitors can explore the stunning gardens, the state rooms, and the impressive art collection.
Eating and Drinking
Clapham has a range of pubs and restaurants that offer delicious food and drink. The Horse & Groom is a popular pub that serves a range of real ales and hearty pub food. The pub also has a beer garden, which is perfect for enjoying a drink on a sunny day. For those looking for something a bit more refined, The Bedford Arms Oakley is an excellent choice. The restaurant serves local cuisine, a great roast dinner, veggie options and has an extensive wine list.
Clapham is a charming village that offers visitors a range of activities... You can book your stay at The Terracotta House Here