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Luton is a large town, borough and unitary authority area of Bedfordshire, England. The city is home to London Luton Airport, which was a major air base during the second World War. The area is believed to have been inhabited since prehistoric times, and evidence of paleolithic encampments from 250,000 years ago have been found. You are guaranteed to have a load of fun on your holidays to Luton, as you enjoy the beauty and vibrancy of the town. The Luton Carnival, which was traditionally been held on the Whitsun May bank holiday, is the largest one-day carnival in Europe. Luton is home to three major museums – the Luton Museum, Stockwood Craft Museum, and the Mossman Collection – and a host of other attractions and places of interest, such as Dunstable Downs, The Hat Factory (Museum), Luton Hoo, Someries Castle, Wardown Park Museum, Wrest Park, Stockwood Discovery Centre, Woburn Safari Park, and Waulud’s Bank. Travel Center offers all inclusive holidays to make your trip to Luton a memorable one. Get in touch with one of our experts today, and leave everything to us. Book holidays to Luton with us and experience this large town in Bedfordshire, England at its very best.
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Stockwood Discovery Centre
The Stockwood Discovery Center was established in 1954 and used to be known as Stockwood Craft Museum. This center exhibits collections of Local Social History, Archeology, Geology and Rural Crafts. It is also where you will find the largest collection of horse-drawn carriages in Europe namely, the Mossman Collection.
Stockwood Wardown Park Museum
This museum was formerly known as the Luton Museum and Art Gallery and was opened in 1930. It is housed in a large Victorian mansion that is located on the outskirts of the town centre. The main focus of this museum is the traditional crafts that are found in Bedfordshire most importantly lace making and hat making. It holds lace samples that date all the way back to the 17th century and has a collection of over 600 hats.
Stockwood St. Mary’s Church
This Anglican Church is over 900 years old with a rich and long history and has been rebuilt and refurbished through the years. It is one of the largest in the area and is a perfect example of medieval architecture. The church was built in the 12th century by Robert the 1st Earl of Gloucester, restoration and rebuilding work took place multiple times in the 15th century and 19th and 20th centuries as well.
Stockwood Someries Castle
Built in the 15th century by Sir John Wenlock who is rumoured to haunt it, Someries Castle is a ruined Scheduled Ancient Monument. Even though it is called a castle it is really a fortified manor house. The castle gets its name from William de Someries who had a house on the same site. It is a unique castle as it was one of the first brick buildings in England. It also features a chapel and lodge.
Stockwood Woodside Animal Farm and Leisure Park
Get up close and personal with a wide variety of animals including bunny rabbits, baby ducklings, giant lizards and a 6 foot boa constricter. Especially fun for children, visitors get the opportunity of feeding, petting and even cuddling the animals during the special ‘Cuddly Encounters’. The other attractions in the park include tractor and trailer rides, animal demonstrations, a mini fun fair, crazy golf, indoor soft play centre and café and gift shop.
Stockwood Dunstable Downs
The Dunstable Downs are a chalk escarpment that forms the north-eastern reach of the Chilterns and at a height of 797 feet they are the highest point of Bedfordshire county. In between the years 1808 to 1814 there was a station here that connected the admiralty in London to its naval ships in Great Yarmouth. Today the downs are a famous spot for gliders, kite fliers and hang gliders.
Stockwood Bletchley Park
Historically an important place, Bletchley Park is the home of British codebraking and birthplace of modern information technology and played a very important role in World War II when it produced secret intelligence that had a direct result on the outcome of the war. An internationally renowned site, Bletchley Park is visited by many people from around the world with the Park receiving 286,000 visitors in 2015.
Stockwood Emberton Park
Emberton Park was opened in 1965 and was originally a gravel area but is now a beautiful parkland covering an area of 200 acres which is very welcoming and perfect for a quiet afternoon or day of relaxation with the family. The facilities at this park allow for fishing, camping and caravanning.
Stockwood Guildhall Art Gallery
The Guildhall Art Gallery is housed in a building that was built in 1999 and is a stone building designed according to the semi-gothic architectural style. The present collection of artwoks amounts to about 4,000 works and about 250 of these are on display at a time in the gallery. Most of the paintings here feature London themes along with art by artists such as John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Abraham Solomon, Edward John Poynter and Edwin Landseer.
Stockwood Shaw’s Corner
This was the residence of famous and well known playwright George Bernard Shaw and now belongs to the National Trust and is open to the public as a writer’s house museum. The rooms inside the house are left just as Shaw left them. The garden and Shaw’s writing hut where it is said he wrote many of his major works are also a part of the exhibits. Shaw lived here from 1906 until he passed away in 1950.