Ampthill Great Park

Since the 15th century Ampthill Park has been the site of a royal residence and hunting ground, and a landscaped garden for generations of aristocratic residents of the Park House.

The Park is a nationally important historic site. Henry VIII hunted here and the parkland landscape we enjoy today was created by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in the 18th century. There are two stone crosses, one in recognition of Katherine of Aragon and one to commemorate those who fought in the First World War. The Park covers approximately 160 acres and is a great place to walk with woodland, panoramic views, veteran trees and the largest expanse of acid grassland in Bedfordshire. The Children's Play Area is popular with the Coffee Lodge Cafe and toilets nearby.

Admission free.