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Historic Sites in Bedford

Houghton House

About this place

Houghton House today is the shell of a 17th century mansion commanding magnificent views, reputedly the inspiration for the ‘House Beautiful’ in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. It was built around 1615 for Mary, Dowager Countess of Pembroke, in a m

Where is it Located?

Houghton House, Bedford MK45 2EZ, 1 mile NE of Ampthill off A421, 8 miles S of Bedford

How do I reach there?

By Car Take the A421 south. Houghton House is on the left 1 mile before Ampthill, 8 miles S of Bedford.

Places to see nearby

Ampthill Park