Leighton Buzzard Railway

LOCATION

LEIGHTON BUZZARD, BEDFORDSHIRE

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The Leighton Buzzard Railway offers a 70-minute journey into the vanished world of the English light railway, with its sharp curves, steep gradients, level crossings and unique roadside running. Built in 1919 to serve the local sand industry, the railway has carried a steam passenger service, operated by volunteers, since 1968.

Leighton Buzzard Railway
Pages Park Station, Billington Road, LEIGHTON BUZZARD, LU7 4TN
Phone : 01525 373888

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Some museum exhibits not suitable, platform & train access for wheelchairs
  • Facilities: Designated parking
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Opening Times: Open Mar-Oct & Dec, Sun & BHs 10.40-3.40, plus extra days in summer & Feb half term

About The area

Discover Bedfordshire

At its most southern point, Bedfordshire is only 35 miles from London Waterloo, so there’s a good reason for the UK’s fifth busiest airport to be called London Luton Airport. The county is one of England’s smaller in terms of area, but more than makes up for it in terms of business HQs and visitor attractions. Among the most popular of these, and among the top attractions in the UK, is ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, founded in 1931, and now covering around 600 acres.

Along similar lines Woburn Safari Park opened more recently (in 1970) and is just over half the size. Fans of old flying machines or cars will enjoy a visit to the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden, a tiny village near Biggleswade. Among the oldest examples in the collection are a pioneering French Blériot XI from 1910, and a number of early French and German automobiles from the very late 19th century. 

Bedford itself is located on either side of the River Ouse, and has a large Italian population, descended from those who came to work at a local brick factory in the 1950s.

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